Organic beard oil can be a huge benefit to both the health of your beard and the skin underneath.
Not all beard oils are created equal and pays to know what you are putting on your mug.
Let’s look into what makes organic beard oil and how it can be of benefit to you.
What is Beard Oil?
Beard oil is generally made of carrier oil and essential oil. Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils and provide a host of benefits, from antioxidant properties, reducing inflammation and moisturising your skin.
Common carrier oils found in beard oil are jojoba, grapeseed and almond oil to name a few. Each oil provides it’s own unique properties and it’s not uncommon to find a combination of carrier oils in your beard oil.
Essential oils can be used to add distinct aromas to the beard and also provide benefits to the skin. A 2014 study looked into the effects of peppermint ( an essential oil) oil on hair growth and found that ‘the peppermint oil group showed the most prominent hair growth effects; a significant increase in dermal thickness, follicle number, and follicle depth.’ 
By layering scents, essential oils provide beard oils with unique and in-depth aromas that are near limitless in combination options from using cedar and cypress for a forest aroma to using clove and orange for a warm winter scent, essential oils help to elevate your beard oil.
Organic Beard Oil for Healthy Skin
It may surprise you to find that one of our beard oils primary use is focused predominantly on the skin underneath your beard.
Beard oils help to moisturise the skin underneath your hair. This is beneficial as keeping the skin healthy, we are more likely to improve the overall health of our hair, resulting in a fuller and thicker beard overall.
As noted in the peppermint beard oil study, people will sometimes use beard oils to help promote hair growth but the primary focus of beard oil is to keep your beard feeling softer and looking fuller.
Our hair naturally produces its own oil called sebum, which coats and the hair shaft. When both our skin and hair are exposed to external stressors, free radicals, sun pollution etc it can impact our bodies ability to naturally produce enough sebum for healthy hair.
By regularly applying beard oil, you enhance the lubrication of the hair shaft, which can help prevent hair breakage and the overall health of your beard.
What to Look For in an Organic Beard Oil?
Since we’re applying beard oil to look after the skin and enhance our beard hairs health, look for natural ingredients that will be beneficial for both. Some examples of these could include:
Oils such as jojoba have wax esters that are identical to those produced naturally by our own skin. By utilising jojoba as a supplement for natural wax easters, we can work to slow the aging process, by keeping it moisturised consistently. The wax easter also coats skin and hair, which keep it healthy and reduce breakages.
Almond oil is a lightweight oil, almond oil won’t clog pores. It’s antibacterial properties are also beneficial for the skin under our hair, as they can help to reduce the cause of dandruff and beard itch.
Given you want an organic beard oil you also want to keep an eye out for ingredients you want to avoid. An example of this would be the term ‘Fragrance Oil’.
In cosmetics, this is used as a ‘catch all’ term’ meaning a fragrance oil can have any number of chemicals hidden in it. Multiple studies have found that none natural, chemical-based fragrance oils are making us sicker, so work to avoid this where possible.
Benifits of Organic Beard Oil
Organic Beard oil is a great choice for those who want a no greasy beard taming solution. Beard hairs’ coarser texture can make it difficult to manage at times.
Organic Beard oil helps to soften hair and make it more manageable, allowing you to tame unruly hairs. Given that there are no harsh chemicals in organic beard oil, you can also be confident that both your beard hair and the skin underneath are benefiting from absorbing natural vitamins and minerals.
As a product, beard oil is a slam dunk for an easy to access organic product. Carrier oils are readily available, as are quality essential oils. Combing these two make for a quality organic product that won’t harm your skin and hair.
So now we want to hear from you. Have you used organic beard oil? Did you notice a difference? Let us know down below and as always, thanks for reading.