Let's Break it Down: What are The Benefits of Beard Oil vs Balm?

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When it comes to taking care of your beard, there are a lot of choices to make. Some men prefer beard oil, while others prefer beard balm. 

So what's the difference between beard oil vs balm? And which one is better for you? 

In this article, we will break down the benefits of both beard oil and beard balm, so you can decide which one is best for you!

What is beard oil?

Beard oil is a type of oil that is used to moisturize and condition the beard. It helps to keep the beard hairs soft and shiny, and it can also help prevent beard dandruff.

It is typically made of a blend of natural oils, such as jojoba oil, argan oil, and grapeseed oil.

These oils help to hydrate and nourish the beard and can help to tame wild hairs and make the beard look fuller.

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What makes a good beard oil?

Good beard oil should be made of all-natural ingredients, it should smell good, and it should help condition your beard. Some of the best ingredients to look for in beard oils are jojoba oil, argan oil, and vitamin E.

These oils will help keep your beard healthy and hydrated. They will also help to make your beard look shiny and groomed.

When choosing a beard oil, look for a blend of carrier oils and essential oils that appeals to you.

Carrier Oils

Carrier oils are the base of beard oil. They are used to dilute the essential oils so that they can be safely applied to the skin underneath your beard. Some popular carrier oils include jojoba oil, argan oil, and coconut oil.

They help to condition and moisturize your beard, and they also help keep the essential oils in the product from evaporating too quickly.

Essential Oils

Essential oils are natural oils that are extracted from plants. They are often used in aromatherapy because they have a variety of therapeutic benefits.

Some of the most popular essential oils include lavender oil, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, rosemary oil, and eucalyptus oil.

These oils can promote relaxation, improve mood, and boost cognitive function. They can also improve skin health, reduce inflammation, and kill bacteria.

Essential oils can also be used to improve the condition of your skin and hair. Some essential oils are especially beneficial for beard hair and skin.

Lavender oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help keep your beard healthy.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps improve skin health and appearance. It also helps improve the condition of facial hair, making it softer, smoother, and shinier.

In addition, vitamin E helps protect the skin from UV radiation and other environmental toxins.

Benefits of beard oil

  • Lightweight
  • Makes your beard softer and shinier
  • Helps your beard appear thicker
  • Gives your beard a healthy sheen and glow
  • Keeps your beard smelling great
  • Helps manage tangles
  • Prevents beardruff and beard itch

How to use beard oil

First, you will want to wash your beard with a quality beard wash and conditioner.

Once your beard is washed and dried, turn the bottle of beard oil upside down and place a few drops from the dropper into your palm.

Rub your hands together until fully coated with oil, then begin to apply beard oil evenly across your beard.

Be sure to massage the oil into your beard and skin beneath so that it is fully absorbed. This will help keep your beard healthy and hydrated!

You can also remove any tangles and knots by using a beard comb or beard brush and working the oil throughout your beard, which will also help to distribute the oil evenly.

Let the beard oil soak in for a few minutes, then style as usual.

What is beard balm?

Beard balm is a product that is used to style and groom beards. It helps to tame wild hair and can also help to seal in moisture and keep your beard looking healthy.

Beard balms typically contain natural oils/butters, beeswax, and carrier oils, which help to nourish and condition the beard. It also provides a light hold, so your beard will stay in place all day long.

What makes a good beard balm?

There are a few things to look for when choosing a beard balm. First, it should be made with all-natural ingredients. Second, it should be free of synthetic fragrances. And third, it should be lightweight and easy to apply.

A good beard balm should have a few key ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil. These ingredients will help keep it hydrated, healthy, and manageable. 


Beeswax is a natural ingredient often used in beard balm and other hair care products. It helps to provide a light hold, and it also helps to seal in moisture.

Shea Butter

Shea butter is a natural moisturizer that is effective at preventing beard itch. Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E, and F, which help improve your skin and hair condition.

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a natural oil that is extracted from the jojoba plant. It is often used in beard care products because it has a number of beneficial properties.

Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic, meaning it does not clog pores. It is also an emollient, which means it helps to soften and moisturize the skin.

Jojoba oil is also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it a good choice for beard care products.

Benefits of beard balm

  • Softens your facial hair
  • Prevents dry skin and irritation
  • Provides a light hold
  • Tames unruly, frizzy, or stray hairs
  • Contains beeswax, which helps to condition and protect your beard
  • Prevents your beard from becoming dry or brittle
  • Shields your beard from the elements (wind and rain)

How to use beard balm

You can apply it with your hands but be sure to avoid putting too much on because a little goes a long way!

After applying beard oil, you will want to take a small amount of beard balm in your hands and rub it between your palms until it is melted.

Once it is melted, you will want to apply it evenly throughout your beard, making sure to get all the way to the roots. 

You will then want to use a comb or brush to distribute the balm evenly throughout your beard. Finally, style as desired!

Who should use beard balm?

Beard balm is best for men who have a thick, coarse beard. Beard balm helps tame and control unruly beards while also providing nourishment and hydration.

If you are looking for a product that will help you style your beard, beard balm is the right choice!

Does beard oil and balm stimulate beard growth?

Beard oil and balm help to stimulate beard growth in two ways: first, they keep the beard moisturized, which helps prevent breakage and split ends.

Second, they contain essential oils and vitamins that help to nourish the beard hair follicles and promote healthy growth.

If you have a patchy beard or want your beard to grow even faster, you can try out beard growth oils or serums. These types of products contain ingredients like biotin and caffeine that promote hair growth.

So why not try both beard oil and balm together?

If you want to get the most out of your beard care routine, we recommend using both beard oil and beard balm! Wild Willies Beard Oil is made with all-natural ingredients like jojoba oil, argan oil, and vitamin E that will help keep your beard healthy and soft. In addition to conditioning your beard, our beard oil will also help make it smell great!

If you’re looking for a product that can help you style and shape your beard, we recommend trying Wild Willies Beard Balm. Made with beeswax, shea butter, and jojoba oil, our balm will help tame those wild hairs and give you the polished look you desire.

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