Since Bob and Brian are participating in No Shave November, we decided a recipe for a stress reducing beard oil would be fitting. Jojoba makes a great beard oil for many reasons, you can read our post with all the details here. Jojoba by itself makes a great beard oil, but we thought adding a few essential oils that reduce stress would be a great option, especially since the holidays are coming up. We chose our essential oils for this mix for a variety of reasons, but the most important reasons were for their stress reduction effects.
Essential oil of rosemary is reported to be valuable for a wide variety of reasons, from stimulating hair growth to boosting the immune system. Studies show that rosemary essential oil increases hair growth, making it grow stronger and longer. It's also beneficial for dryness and flakiness, which can happen when to your facial skin when you have a beard. Probably the best reason to use rosemary essential oil is because it stimulates mental activity. It is reported to increase concentration and reduce cortisol levels in saliva.
Sweet orange essential oil helps create a happy, relaxed mood with its wonderfully fresh scent. It is reported to alleviate anger, depression, and anxiety. Like rosemary, it also reduces cortisol levels, which is why we chose it for our stress less beard oil mix.
Essential oil of juniper is woodsy and of course reminded us of a great gin. Like rosemary, juniper stimulates the brain and helps reduce fatigue and depression. Juniper is also a tonic, meaning that it tones all systems, which of course is great, especially for the skin of the face.
STRESS LESS BEARD OIL
8 drops essential oil of rosemary
8 drops of essential oil of juniper
2 drops of essential oil of sweet orange
1 ounce of jojoba
For woodsy scent, add 8 drops of essential oil of cedar
Place all ingredients in dropper or pump dispenser, shake well. Add a few drops of palm, rub palms together, massage into beard - relax! As with any new product, please test on inconspicuous area before applying to face, some individuals are sensitive to certain essential oils.
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There are a few precautions with any essential oils: Never use undiluted, in eyes or around mucus membranes. Do not ingest. Keep away from children and do not use essential oil on children or pets unless directed by a professional (cats in particular are very sensitive to essential oils, never use on cats). Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics. May cause skin irritation (test on a small patch of skin in an insensitive portion of your body with proper dilution rate).
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