Made of nourishing butter and oils, this whipped beard butter recipe promotes a healthy and styled beard that grows faster and fuller.
What is Beard Butter?
Enriched with herbs, oils, and butter, this DIY beard butter hydrates and smooths your beard creating a protective layer that seals the moisture.
With no water added this DIY beard butter tends to be stable without additional preservatives.
Why use beard butter?
Due to its heavy content of oils and butter, this beard butter recipe holds and smoothes your beard and acts as a conditioner that nourishes and styles your beard. It allows you to tame fly-away hairs that are out of control and gives them a medium weight.
Beard Butter vs Beard Balm
Beard balm contains beeswax or other waxes and has therefore a similar texture as hair pomade that styles your beard hair and keeps them neat but tends to leave a tackier feel.
This beard recipe without beeswax allows you to control and style your hair however is lighter and smoother.
Beard butter ingredients
This conditioning butter recipe is made of rosemary beard oil and butter combination that create a healthy, natural and effective product.
Rosemary beard oil
To make this butter you need to start with rosemary beard oil
Rosemary beard oil is made of infusing rosemary herb in jojoba oil with the help of a double boiler method. The rosemary oil is enriched with apricot oil that penetrates deeply into your facial hair leaving them soft and shiny. It keeps your beard healthy and well nourished. This oil also works for healthy nails and cuticles.
Alternatively, you can order rosemary oil from Mountain Rose herbs
Rich in vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter provides your beard with nutrients that promote collagen production.
Great moisturizer, shea butter helps to soften and smooth facial hair follicles and seals in the moisture. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce itchiness and rashes.
Extracted from the cocoa beans cocoa butter is not only a popular ingredient in production of beauty products but also used in the production of chocolate.
Cocoa butter melts at body temperature slowly when it comes in touch with the skin. This healthy and natural ingredient is also very stable and lasts up to 2 years. It possesses many benefits for facial hair and skin underneath (conditioner and moisturizer) however using pure cocoa butter may clog your skin pores especially when you have oily skin.
Thus it is always beneficial to mix it with other oils and butter with low comedogenic rating.
Coconut oil softens your hair as well as the skin underneath keeping it healthy and moisturized.
As an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent it also helps to calm and heal irritated skin
Vitamin E helps to nourish your skin and keeps other oils in the balm from oxidizing.
Known as tocopherol, vitamin E also helps in the prevention of beard dandruff and dreaded itchy beard.
Best Essential Oils For Beard butter
You can always add additional medicinal benefits to your homemade products by adding essential oils.
While they are optional in this recipe they can also contribute to a nice aroma. You can boost the aromatic rosemary scent by adding rosemary essential oil.
Or you might prefer the woody scent of cedar, sandalwood or pine essential oil. Citrus essential oils such as orange or lemon make also a nice addition as well as various blends of essential oils.
Before you start to add blends of essentials try it in a separate container first
beard butter recipe
start with the rosemary beard oil
Place your sterilized glass jar with dried rosemary and jojoba oil in a DIY double boiler and bring it to a slow simmer.
To release rosemary’s medicinal benefits into oil we need to keep it under low heat
( 50 C or 122 F) for a long period of time ( 5 hours). After that remove the oil from the heat, let it cool down a bit and add apricot oil.
Melt shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter in a double boiler stirring occasionally.
When melted add rosemary beard oil and vitamin E and mix it gently.
Add essential oils
Let the mixture cool down to solidify. You can refrigerate it or freeze it for 30 minutes.
Use a hand mixer or blender to whip it to the desired volume until the butter turns creamy and frothy.
Use a spatula to remove the mixture from the sides of the bowl and whip it again.
transfer the whipped butter to the glass container
How to apply this homemade beard butter
It is best absorbed when applied to a clean and dry beard.
Start with a little and add more if you feel so. Scoop a small amount of beard butter and start to rub it between your fingers till it melts. Once melted it is easier to apply so start to massage it into your beard. Make sure it gets underneath your beard. Finish with massaging the very bottom of your beard.
Benefits of homemade beard butter
- Rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants this DIY beard butter moisturize and condition your beard
- Well balanced combination of ingredients makes it a great beard softener and conditoner.
- Enriched with rosemary oil this whipped beard butter improve blood flow and encourage beard growth
- This all natural whipped butter helps to style and manage your detangle unruly beard.
- It contains healing properties that promote healing and smoothing scars.
There are few things that you need to check. Allow the mixture to set up before you start to whip it. It is ready for whipping when you can stick your finger in the middle and it will hold the indentation.
The second thing could be that it gets too hard to whip. In that case just simply leave it to thaw at room temperature until you are able to whip it.
The last reason could be the quantity of the mixture. The small quantity is impossible to whip. You need a minimum of 200 g to be able to whip the mixture.
If you prefer less greasy body butter you can add arrowroot starch (also corn or rice starch) that absorbs the greasiness. You can add them to the mixture when you are melting the butter in a double boiler.
This whipped beard butter is a great moisturizer that will smooth your beard as well as the skin underneath.
It contains healing properties that promote healing and smooth scars.
However, applying this thick body butter can clog the pores on your face especially when your skin is oily and acne-prone. People with normal or dry skin can use the body butter as long as it doesn’t irritate their skin.
How much beard butter does this make and can I use different ingredients to make a different scent?
Vladka Merva says
this recipe makes for 7 ounces or 200 g of beard butter. You can amend the scent with various essential oils such as Cedarwood essential oil or orange essential oil. I infused rosemary in the carrier oil but you can use just carrier oil without infusion or use another herb like lavender or calendula to infuse in your carrier oil. Good luck!