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Why use carrier oils?

Carrier oils are used to reduce or spread out the amount of pure essential oils exposed to the skin directly. The oils should be all natural and unrefined, though refined oils may be more pleasing to the nose and texture, the nutrients contained in the unrefined oils will aide your skin and hair in healthy growth. There is no miracle cure, every beard is different and unique in what is required to keep that beard and skin healthy. This is not a bad thing, embrace your uniqueness. Here is some more information on some of the oils we use in our blends:

Apricot Kernel Oil

  •     Good for all skin types, including sensitive and aging skin.
  •     High in Vitamin A.
  •     Fatty Acids: Oleic, Palmitic, Linoleic, Linolenic, Stearic.
  •     Low viscosity, light texture, quick absorption.
  •     Good shelf life, up to one year.
  •     Storage: Stores well, avoid light and excessive heat.

Avocado

  •     Good for sensitive, irritated skin, eczema, psoriasis, severely dry skin, wrinkles and aged skin.
  •     High in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E. Amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin.
  •     Essential Fatty Acids: Linoleic, Linolenic, Oleic, Palmitic, Palmitoleic.
  •     High viscosity, thick texture.
  •     Good shelf life, up to 1 year.
  •     Storage: Refrigeration after opening recommended but not required.

Coconut Oil

  •     Good for dry, damaged hair, all over body moisturizer, nails, lashes.
  •     Solid at room temperature; liquid when heated, melt point 76 degrees.
  •     Fatty Acids: Caprylic, Capric, Lauric, Linoleic, Myristic, Oleic, Palmitic, Stearic.
  •     Buy only virgin, unrefined coconut oil, which retains the nutrients.
  •     Virgin, unrefined coconut oil has a strong coconut aroma.
  •     Refined coconut oil has no scent and lacks nutrients.
  •     Creates a smooth, protective barrier on the skin.
  •     Good shelf life, up to 2 years.
  •     Storage: Stores well, avoid light and excessive heat.

Grapeseed Oil

  •     Good for oily, acne-prone skin, sensitive skin.
  •     Non-allergenic, astringent oil.
  •     Low viscosity, thin, very light texture, easily absorbed.
  •     Fatty Acids: Linoleic, Linolenic, Oleic, Palmitic, Stearic.
  •     Excellent for blending with thicker oils to lower their viscosity, lighten texture and help increase absorption.
  •     Good shelf life, up to 2 years.
  •     Storage: Stores well, avoid light and excessive heat.

Jojoba Oil

  •     Good for all skin types, oily, acne-prone, combination, sensitive, dry or aged skin.
  •     Deeply moisturizing. Rich in Vitamin E.
  •     Fatty Acids: Erucic, Gadoleic, Oleic.
  •     Reduces appearance of pores over time.
  •     Reduces superficial wrinkles and stretch marks.
  •     Very similar to skin’s natural oils.
  •     Balances sebaceous glands and natural oil (sebum) production.
  •     Technically a wax, not an oil.
  •     Low viscosity, thin, light texture, easily absorbed, non-greasy, non-tacky.
  •     Does not clog pores.
  •     Storage: Stores well, stable shelf life. Not prone to rancidity. Used to extend shelf life of other oils.