(03-29-2016, 09:20 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: any other opinions on beard oil fragrances/essential oil blends?
I'm looking for ideas to make two blends, possibly 1 being spicy & the other being woodsy to add to my own oil blend I mix up..
I've messed with a few EO blends for my beard oil and have a few that I enjoy greatly. I'm new to this stuff for the most part, but very adventurous. Not huge on spicy stuff (and the wife LOVES lavender), but here's what I use:
-Lavender, Oakmoss, Rosemary, Bergamot, Peppermint -> it's like C&S O&C, the only catch is that the lavender doesn't have that powedery, synthetic thing, so it's a bit more "true lavender"-y
-Lavender, Petitgrain, Patchouli, Rose Geranium -> The patchouli really dominates if you let it. I like it quite a bit, but you do need a good quality rose geranium, which is a pain to find
-Lavandin, Petitgrain, Geranium -> Lavandin is pretty awesome to me. It's the spicy, less floral variety of lavender. I have some castile soap curing with this blend and I can't wait to use it
-Tea Tree, Patchouli, Peppermint -> Refreshing, I made this based on CB "Moustache Mint"
-Lemon, Bergamot, Sweet Orange, Bitter Orange, Lavender, Lime, Grapefruit, Rosemary -> Based on "Ocean Kelp", it's surprisingly fun to mess with this recipe and tweak the citrus notes to your preference. I prefer bitter citrus, so I amp up the Bitter Orange and use Grapefruit instead of Tangerine that Ocean Kelp has.
-Grapefruit, Vetiver -> Pretty simple combo, if you use "therapeutic" grade vetiver it's got a lot more spice, less of that smokiness. If you prefer that heavy vetiver, go with the double distilled variety
-Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme -> Herbal and refreshing, based this off of a Myrsol aftershave
-Grapefruit, Tea Tree, Vetiver, Thyme -> Interesting, but I'm not sure if I'm sold yet. Tart, herbal and earthy.