Beard oil is an essential part of the grooming process for every sophisticated beardsman. There are many types of natural beard oil on the market, and each type offers benefits for different types of hair, whether it be coarse, itchy, or a little too frizzy. Oliver Ridge Company beard oils
are made with a combination of high-quality essential and carrier oils; before making a purchase, it’s helpful to understand what each combination can do for you. Carrier Oils
Carrier oils are generally derived from nuts and seeds, so they’re 100% natural and higher in fat and density than other liquids. Some of the most common carrier oils are sunflower, safflower, almond, grapeseed, jojoba, and argan oil. Carrier oils are a staple in many all-natural health, beauty, and skincare routines due to their intense moisturizing and hydrating abilities. Lighter oils like jojoba quickly absorb into the skin and hair, while thicker oils like grapeseed and sunflower are ideal for deeper nourishment and hydration. Oliver Ridge Company's line of natural beard oils combine multiple carriers in one for deeper nourishment and more lightweight absorption. Essential Oils
Essential oils are a little more complex than carrier oils. Essential oils are extremely volatile and generally bring the aromatics to natural skincare products. Due to their volatility and often toxic consequences when ingested or applied directly to the skin, essential oils require the dilution of a carrier oil before being applied to the hair or body. All Oliver Ridge Company beard oils use dilution with carrier oils to ensure safe application. Essential oils like sandalwood and tea tree oil are natural anti-septics, which is why many skincare products and organic beard oils include it to treat and prevent acne. Other popular essential oils are lavender, cedar, eucalyptus, pine, citrus, and peppermint. Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils
There are many beard oils and skincare products made with fragrance oils instead of essential oils. Fragrance oils are comprised of several chemical components and generally include synthetic ingredients. Some fragrance oils may include essential oils in them, but generally include enough other ingredients and dilution to reduce the positive benefits. If you are sensitive to smell, synthetic fragrances may induce nausea or a headache. Essential oils are more likely to relieve a headache than to cause one, which is why they’re more ideal for products that go on your face.
Now that you know how carrier and essential oils work, here are some ways an organic beard oil can benefit you: Beard Itch Relief and Prevention
Any man who’s ever tried to grow a beard for more than a few weeks knows what it’s like to reach the point of beard itch. The longer your beard hair grows through the hair follicle, the more sebum production the follicle requires in order to keep the hair and skin nourished. After a certain point in the beard-growing process, sebum production can’t keep up with the hair, causing the skin to get dry and itchy. A high-quality organic beard oil
will help supplement the lack of sebum, providing nourishment to the skin, hair follicle, and hair strand at any length throughout the growing process. Beard Dandruff Relief and Prevention
If you’ve succumbed to your beard itch and can’t help but scratch your dry skin to oblivion, you may notice the white flakes sneaking in between the hairs. If you’re dealing with beardruff and don’t know what to do, it’s not too late to get some relief with natural beard oil
. The hydrating properties of our oils will relieve the itching and dandruff, and you just might start to notice softer, less tangled beard hair.
There are many benefits to introducing an organic beard oil to your hair and skincare routine, and we’re always ready to help you decide which of our products will enhance your look the most. You can also shop our selection of organic beard oils here.