Beard Oil, Ten Reasons Your Guy Should Be Using It (And what you are missing out on if he’s not)

Beard Oil, Ten Reasons Your Guy Should Be Using It (And what you are missing out on if he’s not)

How do you feel about your man’s facial hair?

Do you love it, or not so much?

Does he use a good beard oil?

I love my man’s beard. I can’t get enough of it! And the beard oil that he uses has a lot to do with why.

Today I want to share with you ten really good reasons your guy should be using beard oil, and what you are missing out on if he’s not. (…in no particular order)

PNW Herbal Infused Beard Oil - PNW from Scratch

UPDATE: We are no longer making and offering this beard oil for sale… so sorry! If I get enough requests, I can put together a post sharing my recipe and method if anyone would like to make some from scratch. 😉 Even so, my man still wears beard oil, and here’s why…

1. The scent… Oh, the scent.

The scent alone is reason enough.

I love cologne. Trouble is, store-bought colognes and perfumes, as it turns out, are really not that good for you. Synthetic fragrances “have been shown to disrupt hormone activity, cause reproductive malformation, and have been linked to liver and breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity” in addition to links that have been found to fetal exposure and such conditions as autism, ADHD, and neurological disorders. Shocker, right? Essential oils, on the other hand, don’t just smell amazing they can improve your health in so many ways.

2. The mood lift

If your man’s beard oil contains essential oils, they will not only help with everything from itchiness to increased beard growth, they also serve as mood altering aromatherapy.

For a stress fighting blend to help with anxiety, fatigue, and depression, look for blends containing essential oils like cedar, lavender, or patchouli. Citrus and rosemary boost concentration. And oils like vanilla and ylang-ylang to help relax and let go.

3. The look

I’m the one that talked him into keeping it, I love his beard! It’s fun to grow it out and experiment with different shaping and styles. But, a beard with any length, will eventually become unruly. A bit of beard oil smooths it right out. Shiny, healthy, under control, and looking good.

4. The feel

I asked my guy to grow out his beard. If I were totally straight with you, I would tell you it’s because I love running my fingers through it. TMI? Sorry. I love how it feels! And the beard oil just makes it so soft, it’s irresistible. I can’t help myself. And he doesn’t mind. 😉

5. Soft kisses

Am I right, ladies? We don’t like pokey kisses!

Beard oil will make your man’s facial hair silky and soft. No more scratchy beard hairs when you come in close.

6. Guys need skin care, too!

The skin under a guy’s beard can become quite irritated, dry and itchy. The base oils used in higher quality beard oils target these conditions. Loaded with vitamins and antioxidants they moisturize and penetrate deeply giving the skin what it needs to stay nourished and healthy. And, if your beard oil contains essential oils they can give it an extra boost, often having antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

7. Beard envy

Does he want to be the object of it? Teenage boys will hail his beard as magnificent.

Or does he want to be the guy wishing he knew the trick? What makes that guy’s beard so shiny, full, and under control?

8. No more ‘beardruff’

A lot of guys suffer from beard dandruff or beardruff. A good beard oil can nip that in the bud especially if it contains essential oils like lavender and rosemary.

Lavender essential oil is antifungal and anti-inflammatory which helps to sooth irritated skin and prevent the growth of yeast which can cause dandruff. Rosemary essential oil not only increases circulation and stimulates hair growth, it is also helpful in combating itchiness.

9. Go natural

Many of the best beard oils on the market are all-natural, ours certainly is.

10. Beard oil keeps his beard clean and healthy

You wouldn’t want to rest your head against a toilet seat now, would you?

Many of the essential oils found in a good quality beard oil possess antimicrobial properties. These essential oils naturally prevent the growth of fungus and bacteria which is not just dirty, fungus and bacteria can be the underlying cause for itch, irritation, and flakiness.

Want to learn more about what makes our small batch, handcrafted beard oil different?

Here’s our post, PNW Original Cedar & Herb Infused Beard Oil.

References

Keville, K., & Green, M. (1995). Aromatherapy: A complete guide to the healing art. United States: Crossing Press,U.S.
Petersen, D. (2016). AROMA 101: Introduction to Aromatherapy. Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences.
Beard Oil, Ten Reasons Your Guy Should Be Using It (And what you are missing out on if he's not)

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DIY Garden Planting Calendar – Hands Down the Most Time-Saving Section of My Garden Journal

DIY Garden Planting Calendar – Hands Down the Most Time-Saving Section of My Garden Journal

If you have tried to implement year-round gardening or succession planting, then maybe you too have experienced the flurry of seed packets and chaos that can happen at sowing time. Often getting to it late, or sometimes too early, keeping up with seed sowing is an area of stress in the garden that I want to streamline.

So last year, rather than randomly plodding outdoors with a boxful of seed packets and a headful of ideas, I implemented into my garden journal a seed sowing and transplanting calendar, a schedule. Using this tool, along with the garden layout plan I put together at the beginning of every garden season, saved me in more ways than one.

With a schedule and a map in hand, I saved many headaches and hours of time. No more having to juggle through seed packets and labels trying to jog my memory or drum up inspiration. Crops were also more likely to be sown and transplanted on time because it is ‘on the calendar’.

I have learned that things work out way better when I have a plan.

Now sowing days are as easy as looking to the calendar to see what needs to be sown that week. I can pull just those seeds from storage, prep the row markers ahead of time, and then head outside with a map and confidence that I actually know what I have to do that day.

This is the best way that I have found to keep us in salad greens year-round and avoid missing the fall / winter sowing windows.

If you do any amount of gardening, from a large market garden to a tiny window patio, implementing a seed sowing calendar into your annual garden planning will surely improve your results, and therefore, your garden enjoyment. And that is what I am going for.

It takes time to put together your first calendar but the nice thing is in future years you only need modify your calendar for the adjustments you want to make for that year. Maybe you decided, like me, you need to be a little more patient, allowing Spring to warm things up a bit more before you sow your carrot seed. You have last year’s calendar as a record so you know when you sowed your carrot seed, adjust it this year to sow a couple weeks later.

Whether you decide to go print or digital for your calendar, the idea is the same. Here is how I do it.  (more…)