9 DIY Holiday Beard Oil Recipes To Look Like Santa

Bubba Stacy
4 minute read

As far as beards are concerned, Santa's got the best game in town. These DIY beard oil recipes not only protect and nourish your beard against the biting cold, but you'll have a lustrous and sweet-smelling mane to rival even that of St. Nick's.

Protect Your Beard With These Holiday-Themed DIY Beard Oil Recipes


Beard Oils 101

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DIY beard oils are essentially made using two main ingredients: carrier oils and essential oils. Carrier oils, your base, make up the majority of the concoction. As the name suggests, carrier oils "carry" the strongest essential oils and dilute them so they are gentler on your skin. Unsubdued, some essential oils can burn and irritate your skin. There are quite a number of carrier oils available with different benefits. Most have a fainter scent, unlike essential oils. The most common oils are the following:

  • Argan oil helps in softening the skin and fighting signs of aging.
  • Hazelnut oil helps in preventing eczema and acne.
  • Hemp seed oil, a great moisturizer, helps in preventing your beard hair brittleness.
  • Jojoba oil, being quite similar to natural human oils, absorbs easily.
  • Coconut oil might be one of the best natural moisturizing and hydrating oils available.
  • Sweet almond oil helps in preventing ingrown hairs.

Essential oils are extracted from seeds, flowers, stems, and other parts of a plant. They're added mainly for their scent and health benefits. Some of the most-used essential oils are the following:

  • Cedarwood for acne prevention 
  • Eucalyptus for skin irritation
  • Lemongrass and Peppermint for skin invigoration
  • Amla for damaged hair reparation

Now on to how to make your very own badass beard oil. Here's the no-fuss, easy-as-pie method: measure carrier oils + essential oils, mix up, done. You'll need:

  • small black frosted glass containers
  • a funnel
  • a medicine dropper
  • your choice of oils

Let's move on to the festive recipes!

1. Christmas Tree Beard Oil

If you prefer cutting your own tree for Christmas, you'll be very well familiar with this scent—earthy and minty, like a newly-cut tree.

  • 1 oz carrier oil of choice
  • 7 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops tea tree
  • 7 drops cedarwood

2. Winter Cocktail Beard Oil

Are you a whiskey guy? Then the scent of this cocktail of essential oils might be the right mix for your whiskers. The vanilla and orange duo yields an almost boozy, sweet smell. The presence of cinnamon brings a cider-y dimension, and the drops of sandalwood engulf the concoction with a masculine scent—together resulting in an almost whiskey-like fragrance. Spoiler alert, though, it's not heady!

  • 1 oz carrier oil of choice
  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 3 drops orange
  • 2 drops cinnamon cassia
  • 2 drops vanilla

3. The Sweet Lumberjack

If this beard oil were a person, it would be a rugged woodsman with a soft (but equally badass) side. Earthy and sweet, but it can be really polarizing. Either you'll like it or feel it's too forest-y.

  • 1 oz carrier oil of choice
  • 6 drops vanilla
  • 15 drops cedarwood

4. Candy Cane Beard Oil

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You'll get plenty of "Have you been rubbing candy canes on your face?" after using this sweet-smelling beard oil.

  • 1 oz carrier oil of choice
  • 2 drops orange
  • 10 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops cinnamon

5. Santa Ba-Beard Oil

With a totally unrelated name, this one's quite experimental and non-thematic, but boy, does it smell really good!

  • 1 oz carrier oil of choice
  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 5 drops tea tree
  • 2 drops orange

6. Minty Wonderland Beard Oil

This minty, simple beard oil recipe will surely bring you chills and cheers—like a festive winter wonderland!

  • 1/2 oz jojoba oil
  • 1/2 oz sweet almond oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil
  • 5 drops peppermint oil
  • 2 drops orange oil

7. You're Damn Pine Beard Oil

Horrible pun aside, this mix really makes for a fine beard care essential.

  • 3/4 oz jojoba oil
  • 1/4 oz sweet almond oil
  • 5 drops tea tree oil
  • 3 drops peppermint oil

8. Tropical Holidays Beard Oil

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Sometimes it takes just two ingredients to make the most moisturizing (and great-smelling) homemade beard oil.

  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 3 drops peppermint oil

9.  The Oil'd Lang Syne

Like a smooth smoochin' on New Year's Eve, this beard oil will treat your beard real good.

  • 1/4 oz jojoba oil
  • 3/4 oz sweet almond oil
  • 2 drops cinnamon cassia oil
  • 2 drops orange oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil


Check out this all-natural and handmade Beard Butter from Wild Willies:

You don't need to spend much to protect your mighty mane from the cold. Try making any of these easy recipes this holiday season (or any time of the year)! After all, you need to condition your facial hair, reduce frizz, and moisturize your skin all year round, anyway—it's one way to stay on Santa's Nice List.

Do you have a DIY beard oil recipe of your own? Share it in the comments section below!

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