Ever wondered what goes into each bottle of Beard Sorcery’s mystical beard oil? What is the magic ingredient that blends it all together?
You’re in luck.
Below we’ll explain the amazing alchemy behind our dazzling oil blends. Including the secret to our phenomenal carrier oil, which acts to get those nourishing essential oils into your beard hair. But first, what even is a beard oil carrier? And what makes it so fantastic?
What is Beard Carrier oil?
Into every bottle of beard oil, there go two essential groups of ingredients:
- The carrier oils
- The essential oils
Neither of these oils is suitable alone, but together they form a legendary beard oil. So, what’s the difference?
Well, whilst essential oils have remarkable properties for your skin and beard, if applied directly, they can cause significant irritation. That’s where the carrier oil comes in. By helping to dilute and carry the essential oils, the carrier oil helps to convey their properties.
But that’s not all. The carrier oil also helps nourish and moisturize the skin and beard, often having unbelievable powers of beardcraft.
What to look for in a Carrier Oil?
Six primary characteristics help us evaluate a carrier oil:
- Moisturization: The main goal of beard oil is to moisturize the skin and beard. Thus, a carrier oil must have excellent moisturization.
- Viscosity: When you’re applying beard oil, the last thing you want is oil running through your fingers or down your chin. That’s why more viscose beard oils are preferable, being easier to apply and with more staying power than the runnier alternatives.
- Comedogenicity: Applying oil to one’s face may clog pores, leading to acne or blackheads. Carrier oils, therefore, must be non-comedogenic, meaning they don’t clog pores.
- Scent: Not all carrier oils have a distinctive smell, but others like coconut oil do.
- Processing: Was the oil cold-pressed and utterly natural, or extracted with solvents and high heat processes – the answer determines the quality of the oil.
- Stability: Oils high in polyunsaturated fatty acids often react with light, heat, and oxygen becoming rancid. Monounsaturated and saturated fats won’t go off, however.
Originating from the cold-pressed seeds of the jojoba tree Simmondsia Chinensis it is commonly found in beard oils, including Beard Sorcery’s own collection. What makes jojoba oil so amazing is its light viscosity and ability to be absorbed into the skin and beard quickly. It’s also non-comedogenic and is naturally stable to oxidation – thanks to the high levels of monounsaturated Eicosenoic acid.
In the hills of Morocco, there’s a legendary tree whose seed has kept the skin of the locals youthful for centuries. You’ve heard of the fountain of youth; well, this is the tree of life.
Argan oils have unparalleled moisturizing qualities and are naturally rich in vitamin E. That’s why every bottle here at Beard Sorcery uses argan oil as a carrier (we also add an extra dash of vitamin E just to help).
Pumpkin Seed Oil
One of the most common carrier oils, pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbita pepo L), mainly consists of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids extracted from the pumpkin seed (pepita). There are some promising studies that this oil helps promote hair growth after consistent use - and, considering its composition, free fatty acids and minor components like phytoestrogens and vitamin E may contribute to that effect.
Pepita oil is highly resistant to oxidation – staying healthy and stable so that it won’t turn rancid on your face. So if you're looking to fill in patchy stubble and grow a thicker, fuller beard, this is the right carrier oil for you!
Avocados aren’t just incredible for your health. Pressed from the pulp of the avocado – and rich in vitamins A, E fatty acids, potassium and chlorophyll – it has a lighter viscosity than other natural oils, making it perfect for skin and beards.
Avocado oil is a versatile, lightweight oil that provides moisture and strength to hair. It is primarily processed for cosmetics, because it can rapidly absorb into the skin without leaving your hair or face oily. Some even claim the oil improves scalp health and can help with dandruff and psoriasis. Other benefits of avocado oil include protecting your hair from UV radiation and aiding in stimulating hair growth.
The Bottom Line
In every bottle of Beard Sorcery, from Druid’s Mist to Cunning Rogue, you’ll find Virgin Argan oil, Pure Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond oil, and Avocado oil, along with other carrier oils to ensure your beard is nourished and moisturized.
The only question left is - Which scented oil blend defines your style to grow the best beard?