If you read this blog, then you know that beard oil is one of the best things you can use to keep your beard healthy. Daily use as part of a beard care regimen keeps your beard hydrated, soft, and strong. But did you know there are alternative uses for beard oil? Whether it’s healing a wound or protecting your hair from harsh heat styling, beard oil has some pretty amazing non-beard benefits.
Heal a scrape or cut
The tea tree oil in our Tea Tree Beard Oil is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic, so putting a few drops onto your wound will help it with the healing process. Grape seed oil helps wounds heal faster with less scarring, not to mention acts as an anti-inflammatory. Meanwhile, safflower oil helps regenerate new skin cells.
Moisturize dry skin
All our beard oils are loaded with vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that blocks free radicals, keeping your skin protected from the elements and environmental stress. It’s also a great moisturizer and anti-inflammatory, so it’s gentle on sensitive skin.
Rub a few drops wherever you feel chapped: on your face, elbows, cuticles, and nails. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, start with a tiny amount and only add more as needed, since applying too much oil can overwhelm your skin’s natural balance.
Condition hair (on your head)
Beard oil can act as a deep conditioning treatment for the hair on your head. We use argan oil as a carrier oil (an oil that carries essential oils). This is an oil rich in Vitamins A, C, and E as well as antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids.
A little goes a long way – warm a drop or two in your palms, then work it through your hair, massaging it into your scalp. You’ll notice that your hair is not only softer and shinier, but also more manageable. Argan oil also stimulates circulation, so your hair growth will get a boost, too. (This same circulation-stimulating property applies when you use argan oil in your beard).
It’s also great for taming hair on the fly: if you’ve got frizz or flyaways, run half a drop of beard oil over your trouble spots.
Act as hair sunscreen
Vitamin E protects your hair from free radical damage caused by sun exposure.
Protect hair from heat styling
If you blow dry your hair into an undercut or quiff, this one’s for you. Instead of using a hairstyling product loaded with chemicals, try beard oil. Distribute 2 – 3 drops of beard oil through your hair. The oil will coat your hair shaft, protecting your strands from heat damage.
Be used in an essential oil diffuser
Can’t get enough of Verbena Lime? Now you can literally turn your Verbena Lime Beard Oil into a subtle room fragrance. Place a few drops into an essential oil diffuser to spread that fresh Zeus scent all around your house.
Act as a household lubricant
In a pinch, beard oil can fix a squeaky hinge, wheel, or door that refuses to slide. Just try not to use it all up on household fixes.