Happy Beard Day

Have you noticed this beard trend at all recently? Men everywhere have them, from the fancy restaurant waiters, to suited-up businessmen, to just your average Joe Shmoe.

Our whole marriage my husband has never been able to grow a beard, and I personally have never been able to grow one either, and that's why we are perfect for one another.

So with that out of the way … all you normal-faced people who shoot hair out of their faces like Play Doh spaghetti, put on your manly boots and neglect your razor for several weeks.

Once you get to your desired potential of beardhood, you'll notice something. Beards are wiry, tangled, dirty, oily, smelly, and you may have gathered some fungal bumps. No, wait – stop! Put the razor down! There is still hope, Mister.

Have you heard of beard oil? Now don't go running to Walmart and buy yourself a chemical-filled box of disappointment. I happened to be an essential oils expert and I care about your face too much to let that happen. I conjured up a mix of Cedarwood, Black Pepper, Bergamot, Rosemary and Patchouli to put your face to good looks. Grapeseed oil works best as a carrier oil, but so will just your regular avocado oil. To the point now, here is my recipe:

 

In 1/4 cup of carrier oil such as grapeseed or avocado oil add the following:

  • 2 drops Cedarwood
  • 1 drop Black Pepper
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 1 drop Patchouli

Test on a small area of your skin to be sure there are no negative effects.

Benefits of each essential oil:

  • Cedarwood reduces oil, prevents fungi and tightens skin
  • Black Pepper is antimicrobial and stimulates the circulatory system to aid in hair growth
  • Bergamot is antibacterial, acts as a deodorant, relieves inflammation, and aids in healing cuts
  • Rosemary is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, tightens skin, and is good for the immune and nervous systems
  • Patchouli is nature’s deodorant, an aphrodisiac, and aids in wound and scar healing

Tell me how your Beard Day went in the comments below.