The Ultimate Guide to Beard Oil: Benefits, Usage, and Top Picks

The Ultimate Guide to Beard Oil: Benefits, Usage, and Top Picks


As a man who has created beard oil for purpose over profit, I've spent years crafting a product which performs the way a natural beard conditioner should. Over the years, beard oil has become a cornerstone in the men's personal care world, and for good reason.

Importance of Beard Oil and Beard Care

What is Beard Oil?

Braw Beard oil is a leave-in facial hair conditioner meticulously crafted with a mixture of carrier oils, including jojoba, argan, and hempseed oil, combined with essential oils for fragrance. Historically, men used similar natural concoctions to keep their beards healthy and styled. Today's beard oils are refined versions designed to meet the specific needs of modern beards in various environments, such as air-conditioned offices, dusty warehouses and, of course, the harsh outdoor elements.

How Does Beard Oil Work?

Braw Beard oil benefits both the skin and the beard hair. Here's an in-depth look at how it works:

Mimicking Natural Skin Oils

Our skin produces natural oils called sebum, crucial in maintaining skin and hair health. However, for those with beards, the skin's natural oils are often insufficient to nourish the longer hair. This is where beard oil comes into play.

Beard oil is designed to mimic the properties of natural sebum. Oils like jojoba and argan closely resemble sebum in their composition. When applied, they replenish the oils the skin can't produce in sufficient quantities, ensuring that the skin and the beard are adequately moisturised.

Maintaining Moisture Balance in Hair

Beard hair tends to be coarser and more prone to dryness than scalp hair. Dry beard hair can become brittle, leading to breakage and a rough texture. Beard oil penetrates the hair shaft, providing much-needed hydration. This is especially important in preventing issues like beard itch and dandruff, which often stem from dry skin under the beard.

Nutrient Supply to Hair Follicles

Besides moisturising, beard oil also supplies essential nutrients to the hair follicles. Ingredients like Vitamin E, found in Braw Beard oils, are known for their antioxidant properties. They help protect the hair and skin from environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays, which can lead to hair damage and premature skin ageing.

Promoting Healthier Hair

Braw Beard oil may promote healthier and stronger beard growth by keeping the hair well-nourished and moisturised. Nutrient-rich oils support the natural hair growth cycle, leading to a fuller and more robust beard. Regular application of beard oil can also give the beard a healthier, more vibrant appearance with increased shine and softness.

Enhancing Hair Texture and Manageability

Finally, Braw Beard oil plays a significant role in improving the texture and manageability of beard hair. It helps in taming flyaways and makes styling the beard easier. The oils condition the hair, making it softer and more pliable, essential for those with longer or unruly beards.

Benefits of Using Beard Oil

Moisturises and Conditions

The carrier oils in Braw Beard oil, like jojoba oil, are structurally similar to sebum, ensuring deep moisturisation. This helps in alleviating dryness and itchiness, often associated with beard growth.

Promotes Healthy Beard Growth

Ingredients like argan and hempseed oil are rich in fatty acids and Vitamin E, promoting healthier and faster hair growth. Regular users, including myself, have observed a noticeable difference in their beards (CLICK HERE TO SEE REVIEWS)

Enhances Appearance and Feel

Beard oil leaves the beard looking healthy and attractive. Oils like argan add a natural sheen, improving the overall texture and making the beard more manageable.

How to Properly Apply Beard Oil

Step-by-Step Guide

The key is to start with a small amount in the palm of your hands. Rub your palms together to warm and spread the oil, then run your hands through your beard and evenly distribute it throughout the beard, ensuring it reaches the skin underneath. This method ensures that every hair strand benefits from the nourishment.

Tips for Different Beard Lengths and Types

Adjust the quantity based on beard length and type. For thicker beards, a little extra oil can help ensure even distribution.

Choosing the Right Beard Oil for You

Ingredients to Look For

When selecting a beard oil, it's crucial to understand the properties of the ingredients. Oils rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids are particularly beneficial for beard and skin health.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is renowned for its hydrating properties. It closely resembles the natural sebum produced by our skin, making it an excellent moisturiser for both the skin and beard hair. This oil helps in balancing oil production, preventing excessive dryness or oiliness.

Argan Oil

Argan oil, often referred to as 'liquid gold,' is packed with nourishing properties. It's rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids, which are crucial for maintaining hair health. This oil not only moisturises the skin and hair but also provides a natural sheen to the beard, enhancing its appearance.

Hempseed Oil

Hempseed oil stands out in beard oils for its remarkable composition, rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that promote strong hair growth and skin health. Its moisturising properties prevent dryness, reduce beard itch and dandruff, and its non-comedogenic nature ensures it won't clog pores, making it ideal for sensitive skin. Additionally, hempseed oil enhances blood circulation in the skin and protects against environmental damage with its antioxidants, contributing to a healthier, more resilient beard and nourished skin underneath.

Scented vs. Unscented Options

In general, scented oils add a pleasant fragrance but may irritate sensitive skin if the fragrances are overpowering. Unscented oils are a safer bet for those with skin sensitivities. However, Braw Beard oils are made with a lower concentration of essential oils to reduce the chances of irritating sensitive skin.

Common Myths and Misconceptions About Beard Oil

Many believe beard oil can cause greasiness or acne, which is invalid if used correctly. Quality beard oils (like Braw Beard oils) are non-comedogenic, meaning they don't clog pores.

Why Should You Use Beard Oil?

Beyond aesthetics, beard oil is about maintaining the health of your beard and the skin beneath it. Experts and users alike praise its benefits for overall beard health.

Top Recommended Beard Oils

I'll share a list of my personal favourite Braw Beard oils, highlighting their individual essential oils and benefits. Below those, I will breakdown the base oils used in Braw Beard oils.


Sandalwood: The Soothing Scent

Sandalwood oil, extracted from the heartwood of the sandalwood tree, is prized for its warm, woody aroma and numerous skin benefits. With its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, sandalwood oil helps soothe irritated skin and prevent infections. Its calming scent also makes it a perfect addition to your beard care routine, providing a subtle, sophisticated fragrance that lasts throughout the day.

Ylang-Ylang: The Exotic Booster

Ylang-ylang oil, derived from the flowers of the ylang-ylang tree, is known for its exotic, sweet, and floral scent. It offers several benefits for beard care, including stimulating hair growth, balancing oil production, and relieving stress. Ylang-ylang oil's enticing fragrance adds a touch of allure to Heather beard oil, making it an outstanding choice for your beard care.

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Orange: The Citrusy Charm

Orange is what truly makes this blend an orange beard oil. The citrusy aroma is simply captivating, making my beard care routine an uplifting experience. But the benefits aren't just aromatic. Orange oil is known for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help maintain a clean, healthy beard and skin.

Juniper: The Natural Detoxifier

The piney, crisp scent of Juniper adds a unique layer to the oil blend, making it a truly aromatic experience. I appreciate Juniper's natural detoxifying properties More than the scent. It has significantly contributed to maintaining my beard health by preventing any buildup of impurities.

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Juniper oil

This lends a fresh, clean scent to the mix. It's not just about the fragrance, though. This oil is known to have antiseptic properties, which can help keep your beard clean and free from irritants.

Marjoram oil

Marjoram is known for its warm, spicy scent and calming properties. It's often used in aromatherapy to relieve stress and tension. Adding marjoram to this blend offers relaxation to your beard grooming routine.

Palmarosa oil

It brings a rosy, lemony fragrance to the table. But beyond that, it's known for its hydrating properties and ability to balance sebum production in the skin. This can significantly benefit those with dry or imbalanced skin under their beard.



Patchouli: The Earthy Soother

Patchouli oil, extracted from the leaves of the patchouli plant, is known for its distinctive, earthy aroma and numerous skin benefits. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, which help prevent beard itch, dandruff, and skin irritation. Patchouli oil also helps balance oil production, keeping your beard and skin in optimal condition. Its grounding scent adds depth to the Wulver Beard Oil, making it a uniquely appealing choice.

Marjoram: The Herbaceous Relaxant

Marjoram oil, derived from the marjoram plant, is a lesser-known but highly beneficial ingredient in beard care. With its herbaceous, slightly sweet scent, marjoram oil is known for its calming and soothing properties. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, which can help prevent irritation and infections beneath your beard. Marjoram oil promotes relaxation, making it an ideal addition to your beard care routine.

Base Oils

Hempseed Oil: The Secret to a Healthy Beard

Over the years, I've come to recognise hempseed oil as a true superfood for my beard. Derived from hemp plant seeds, this oil is loaded with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. I noticed a significant difference in the growth and strength of my beard since I started adding hemp seed oil to Braw Beard oil's original recipe. Not only does it keep the dryness at bay, but it also provides excellent moisturisation to the skin underneath, reducing any trace of flakiness or itchiness.

Argan Oil: The Golden Elixir of Morocco

Argan oil, rightfully called 'liquid gold', is a staple in my beard care regimen. Extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree native to Morocco, it brings an exquisite touch of luxury to my grooming routine. I have noticed that Argan oil moisturises my beard and nourishes the hair follicles, enhancing the overall lustre and vibrancy.

Jojoba Oil: The Perfect Conditioner

Nature has its way of providing solutions, and Jojoba oil is one such marvel. Its similarity to our skin's natural oils makes it an ideal conditioner for my beard. It leaves my beard feeling smooth and looking healthy without any greasy residue. Plus, it has done wonders in reducing flaking and itchiness.

Vitamin E Oil: The Protective Shield

Vitamin E oil has become my beard's protective shield, guarding it against environmental damage. Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant that promotes blood circulation, supports hair follicles, and repairs damaged hair. The result is a strong, healthy beard ready to face the world.


Beard oil is not just a grooming product; it's necessary for anyone serious about maintaining a healthy and attractive beard. I encourage you to try different Braw Beard products and find the one that works best for you and your beard. Check out the customer reviews on the product pages if you need further help, or feel free to send me a message.

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