Have you ever bought beard oil. Many of the blokes in my family have beards so I have gifted beard oil many a time, and I can tell you something – beard oil is expensive! Like, £10 for around 20ml kinda expensive! Thats a lot! The worst thing is, it has such basic ingredients! So, I figured why not give it a go myself? And this is what I came up with!
Here is what you need:
1 jar of coconut oil
1 pack of fresh herb (I used Rosemary)
Tins or jars to store the oil in.
Here is how you make it.
1. Take a jar of coconut oil. Place the contents into a pan and melt on the lowest heat.
2. Once a liquid state has been reached, drop in a good load of sprigs of rosemary. You can chop a sprig or bruise it with the side of a knife to release more oil if you like.
4. Add in a mixture of whole and ground black peppercorns.
3. Leave to sit for a good while on a low heat. The key here is to not let it get too hot! We dont want to fry the rosemary after all.
4. Once you can smell the herbs, you should take the oil of the heat and leave to cool, before decanting the entire mixture back into the jar.
5. Seal the jar and leave to infuse for at least a week.
6. After a week is up, empty the contents once more into the pan and melt it down.
7. Once fully melted, Pour the mixture through a seive into a glass jug, to filter out all debris. Then pour into the tins/jars and leave to set. You can speed it up by refridgerating.
There you go! Simple right! My two testers love it and are surprised themself at how easy it is! And the best part? I can make around 25 times as much for a third of the price! As I said at the start of this post, a small bottle of beard oil can cost £10 or more for around 20ml. I can make around 500ml of this beard oil for just £3! Bargain! And because it is solid it is also more portable! Its a ein win as far as I am concerned!
If you wanted to customise it yourself you could use any herbs. I think mint would be extra nice, or perhaps basil. Or you could give it a go with flowers too, maybe the petals of a rose or a stem of vanilla, or maybe you could use spices such as cinnamon. Go on, have an experiment! I would love to see what you come up with!