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Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:53 pm
by Joshoowah
Tatanka wrote:I need something to make my beard softer. Have been skeptical of anything said to do that; but my curiosity is awake enough for me to investigate this additional maintenance procedure.
A good, natural soap without chemicals that dry one's skin out would be a good, cheap start. I used a tea tree oil bar that contained various natural oils -- it cost me $3. Did wonders. Then, I got the balm (https://www.amazon.com/Honest-Amish-Bea ... B009NNFB0O) and it was a nice pairing. I've since made my own oil and balm. The balm is basically like putting lotion on one's face, so it's not really an additional thing to do, at least it wasn't for me. Shower, wash face, apply balm/lotion, and I'm out the door.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:38 pm
by Tatanka
Joshoowah wrote:
Tatanka wrote:I need something to make my beard softer. Have been skeptical of anything said to do that; but my curiosity is awake enough for me to investigate this additional maintenance procedure.
A good, natural soap without chemicals that dry one's skin out would be a good, cheap start. I used a tea tree oil bar that contained various natural oils -- it cost me $3. Did wonders. Then, I got the balm (https://www.amazon.com/Honest-Amish-Bea ... B009NNFB0O) and it was a nice pairing. I've since made my own oil and balm. The balm is basically like putting lotion on one's face, so it's not really an additional thing to do, at least it wasn't for me. Shower, wash face, apply balm/lotion, and I'm out the door.
Josh, sorry, but I can't help but tag onto your last line - "Shower, wash face, apply balm/lotion, and I'm out the door." My line is:
Don't you put clothes on too? Ha ha.

Seriously, if I can order from the link you provide. I will try that. And thanks for the tip.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:07 pm
by Tatanka
I ordered and have used twice, "Honest Amish Beard Balm". I don't know how much should be the portion used. I just showered so beard was clean. My question is about the gritty substance in it. Almost feels like particles of sand mixed into it. Does this material - whatever it is - dissolve. In combing my beard I found no residual on the comb. ? ? ?

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:20 pm
by Joshoowah
Tatanka wrote:I ordered and have used twice, "Honest Amish Beard Balm". I don't know how much should be the portion used. I just showered so beard was clean. My question is about the gritty substance in it. Almost feels like particles of sand mixed into it. Does this material - whatever it is - dissolve. In combing my beard I found no residual on the comb. ? ? ?
The grit is not sand, it is just the text of the oils once cooked into a balm. Once the complete substance is melted in your hands by rubbing them together, the gritty-ness is gone, yes. That's when you apply. Use whatever you feel necessary. You'll know if you use too much, as it will be a bit on the greasy side. I use a dime-size amount, but my beard is fairly long. I tell most to use a pea-size amount.

Also, use it for at least two weeks before you judge it.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:11 am
by Tatanka
Joshoowah wrote:
Tatanka wrote:I ordered and have used twice, "Honest Amish Beard Balm". I don't know how much should be the portion used. I just showered so beard was clean. My question is about the gritty substance in it. Almost feels like particles of sand mixed into it. Does this material - whatever it is - dissolve. In combing my beard I found no residual on the comb. ? ? ?
The grit is not sand, it is just the text of the oils once cooked into a balm. Once the complete substance is melted in your hands by rubbing them together, the gritty-ness is gone, yes. That's when you apply. Use whatever you feel necessary. You'll know if you use too much, as it will be a bit on the greasy side. I use a dime-size amount, but my beard is fairly long. I tell most to use a pea-size amount.

Also, use it for at least two weeks before you judge it.

Thanks so much. I did NOT think it WAS sand; only felt like sand. But I have not rubbed it in my hands till this substance dissolved fully. I shall do that. My beard is the shortest I've had it for years, so the amount I'm using, based upon your recommendation, is about right. I'm not close to giving it up. Never felt that way. Just was really curious about the way it felt. Unusual. Thank you , again! :)

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:24 pm
by Dr Sinclair
Never heard of beard oil before but this post comes at a good time because I recently decided to let my beard grow out to "semi Santa" proportions. I may have to give it a try.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 5:40 pm
by UncleBob
Dr Sinclair wrote:Never heard of beard oil before but this post comes at a good time because I recently decided to let my beard grow out to "semi Santa" proportions. I may have to give it a try.
CPS: Makin' hipsters since way before you knew about them.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:06 pm
by Dr Sinclair
Image Wasn't Maynard a hipster?

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:58 pm
by sweetandsour
My 15 year old grandson makes and sells beard oil. Started out as a school project, and sort of took off locally, in Rochester NY. I don't know if he has a website for it. But I have a bottle, if anyone would like to try it.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:54 pm
by Joshoowah
Dr Sinclair wrote:Never heard of beard oil before but this post comes at a good time because I recently decided to let my beard grow out to "semi Santa" proportions. I may have to give it a try.
Hey, it keeps my beard and face healthy, meaning not dry, so I'm an advocate. I don't buy it though (the prices they charge are criminal); I make it.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:02 am
by Dr Sinclair
Joshoowah wrote:
Dr Sinclair wrote:Never heard of beard oil before but this post comes at a good time because I recently decided to let my beard grow out to "semi Santa" proportions. I may have to give it a try.
Hey, it keeps my beard and face healthy, meaning not dry, so I'm an advocate. I don't buy it though (the prices they charge are criminal); I make it.
Joshoowah.. My beard is a bit coarse. I'm going to look into the recipe you posted. Thanks!

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:52 am
by Joshoowah
Dr Sinclair wrote:
Joshoowah wrote:
Dr Sinclair wrote:Never heard of beard oil before but this post comes at a good time because I recently decided to let my beard grow out to "semi Santa" proportions. I may have to give it a try.
Hey, it keeps my beard and face healthy, meaning not dry, so I'm an advocate. I don't buy it though (the prices they charge are criminal); I make it.
Joshoowah.. My beard is a bit coarse. I'm going to look into the recipe you posted. Thanks!
It worked for my coarse beard hair.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:39 pm
by Tatanka
So.......with this "oil"......are you saying it is like a pure oil? The reason I ask this question is because when I use beard "balms" such as The Pirate Badass Beard Balm, and Honest Amish Beard Balm, and rum them between my hands, the consistency becomes like an oil.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:10 pm
by Joshoowah
Tatanka wrote:So.......with this "oil"......are you saying it is like a pure oil? The reason I ask this question is because when I use beard "balms" such as The Pirate Badass Beard Balm, and Honest Amish Beard Balm, and rum them between my hands, the consistency becomes like an oil.
Tatanka, balm is basically beard oil solidified, so the balm is just fine. I use both, usually whichever I am in the mood for. I want to actually experiment and make my own balm. Beard oil, like beard balm, is just a mixture of non-greasy oils (jojoba, argan, almond, castor, grapeseed oil).

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:21 am
by Tatanka
Joshoowah wrote:
Tatanka wrote:So.......with this "oil"......are you saying it is like a pure oil? The reason I ask this question is because when I use beard "balms" such as The Pirate Badass Beard Balm, and Honest Amish Beard Balm, and rum them between my hands, the consistency becomes like an oil.
Tatanka, balm is basically beard oil solidified, so the balm is just fine. I use both, usually whichever I am in the mood for. I want to actually experiment and make my own balm. Beard oil, like beard balm, is just a mixture of non-greasy oils (jojoba, argan, almond, castor, grapeseed oil).

Ahh. Makes sense. Thanks Joshooway!

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:00 pm
by JohnnyMcPiperson
My beard oil project kinda got put on hold, we moved and started hosting Chinese exchange students and life got a little busy, but I'm going to get back into it soon here. I've got a nice little workshop space at the new house, thinking about making some pipes too!

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:05 pm
by JMG
Avocado oil base, Sandalwood and Grapefruit smell-good. Does my beard and face right. And I'm with Joshoowah...this stuff is way too expensive to buy. I can make about 50 times the amount myself for the same price.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:52 pm
by Eruannu
I am using a balm that is 3 parts coconut oil, 1 part bee's wax. Scented with cedar, sage, patchouli, and cloves. Next batch I want to try food grade vapor scents to make it smell like woodsmoke and bourbon.

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Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:19 am
by Cleon
I've moved to plain, unscented jojoba oil for use when my beard is dried out.

Re: Do you make your own Beard Oil?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:18 pm
by Joshoowah
Cleon wrote:I've moved to plain, unscented jojoba oil for use when my beard is dried out.
Nothing wrong with that. It's rather expensive though, no? I know it used to be like $20 a bottle, which is why I mix several oils.