Category: DIY

DIY: Beard Balm

Remember our Beard oil post.  Pretty simple huh? Just combine carrier oils with desired essential oils shake and go!  Well beard balm is almost as easy but we are adding some bee wax to solidify the end result and contribute to some styling hold.

What’s beard balm and what’s it all about?
Beard balm is another beard care product that is perfect for both making your beard softer and styling it.

So, what do I choose? Beard oil or beard balm?

Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that beard balm replaces beard oil but it’s more like a great addition to your beard care kit if you want to soften your mane and shape it while keeping it naturally soft.

Yes, naturally soft as opposed to using beard wax.

More specifically, beard wax is mainly used for styling and some waxes give a bit of unnatural hold -depending always on the actual product. Therefore, the beard balm falls right in between beard oil and beard wax both in terms of softening your beard and styling it.

But let’s talk about what beard balm consists of.

Most all natural beard balm recipes are made of four types of ingredients.

Carrier oils
Essential oils
If you remember from the beard oil recipes that we discussed in a previous article, a beard oil is a mix of carrier and essentials oil. Now, with the beard balm recipe, you need to add two more ingredients.

If you or the man in your life is the proud owner of a beard, you may already know that beard hair can be coarse, bushy, dry and tough to tame.

This beeswax-based balm helps maintain the luster of coarse facial hair, making beard grooming more manageable. Beard balm makes a wonderful gift and is also fabulous for unruly eyebrows and mustaches.


  • 2 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 4 Tbsp. apricot kernel oil
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops clary sage essential oil


  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler, or in a small glass jar set inside a pot of warm water.
  2. Once wax has cooled, but is still liquid, stir in oils.
  3. Pour mixture into a jar or tin and cool completely.
  4. Rub balm onto hair at the roots and work through to ends with a comb.

Why would you want to make your own beard balm?
That’s a very good question…

I think that there are essentially four reasons why you would want to make your own beard balm recipe.

Save money
Most beard balms that are available on the market cost between $10 and $30 for 1oz to 4oz.

Making a beard balm at home will surely save you some money. But this was something you already thought about.

Let’s get to the calculations then and understand what I’m saying.

Say that you want to make the most basic beard balm recipe which requires only a few ingredients. For the sake of argument, we assume that these are beeswax, shea butter, argan oil, sweet almond oil and tea tree oil.

Another simple recipe could be the following:

1 tablespoon of beeswax
1.5 teaspoon of shea butter
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon of argan oil
4 drops of tea tree oil
This beard balm recipe gives you approx. 3oz worth of product.

All these ingredients would cost you a total of around $35.38.

Have you thought how much beard balm can these ingredients make?

If you use the entire volume of all the ingredients, you can easily end up with 30oz of beard balm!

$35.38 for 30oz beard balm…

Cost of 30oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
, even if you buy the cheapest beard balm that is available on amazon, for 30oz worth of product you’ll end up paying a bit below than $195.00…!!!

Now, comparing it again with the Honest Amish beard balm in a 2oz can, the cost of making your own beard balm with beeswax -and put in a 2oz can, would a bit above $2.

Cost per oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
How does a homemade beard balm sound to you now?


Additional Recipes

Manly Recipe

2 tbsp Beeswax
3 tbsp Shea butter
3 tsp Jojoba oil
2 tsp Sunflower oil
3 drops tea tree oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

O.R.E.O Woodland Balm

2 Tbsp beeswax, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp shea butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
3 tsp jojoba oil
2 tsp rosehip oil
4 drops Siberian Fir
4-8 drops cedar essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil

Basic Beard balm recipe

2 tbsp of beeswax
4 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of shea butter
5 tbsp of almond oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Spiky Frank balm recipe

1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
20 drops Spikenard
14 drops Frankincense
5 drops Clove

OREO balm recipe

Woodsy Yet Sweet
2 tbsp of beeswax
2 tbsp of jojoba oil
1 tbsp of shea butter
1 tbsp of rosehip oil
4-5 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
8 drops of Siberian Fir essential oil
6 drops of Balance blend essential oil
4 drops of Frankincense essential oil
2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil


D.I.Y. – Tasty Drops for Constipation

Let’s talk a little about the important difference between occasional bouts of constipation and chronic issues.

Constipation can occur for any number of reasons including stress, dehydration, poor diet, or holding it because you are too shy to use public facilities.  However, research suggest that chronic constipation may indicate a more serious issue such as an imbalance of gut flora, allergies, hypothyroidism or inadequate levels of minerals in your system.  (source, source, source)

How often during a  physical exam have we advised our physician of chronic constipation, only to be referred to a daily dose of Miralax instead of working to identify and address the root cause.  And those of you with little ones have heard the same thing as well.  As our Children are often effected with chronic constipation due to developing digestive systems.   This is one of the many reasons we are empowered to support our health first at home and why we seek a new practitioner willing to partner in our health.

So why Not Miralax?

Shockingly not so long ago, according to pediatrician Dr. Scott Cohen, Miralax is often prescribed to children for months and sometimes years.  “We literally give it like water,” he told the New York Times.

  1. Miralax is not even approved for children.
  2. Recommended for a maximum of seven days in adults.

Getting Things Moving with these Tasty Drops

There are natural and dietary way to encourage normal bowel function.  The use of Coconut Oil has become more and more popular in our current society and for good reason.  I have read that the medium chain triglycerides that make up coconut oil don’t cause a person to store the fat, and they have limited absorption in the small intestine so it tends to pass right through.  That is why this is a key ingredient in this recipe.

Just two-four servings of these taste drops and between 8-10 hours later, relief.  Keep the children at two drops and Adults can take four and possible more for the desired results.

Constipation Tasty Drops


20180104_1654131 CUP – organic extra virgin coconut oil, melted

1/4 – 1/3 CUP – lemon juice (mix and taste as you go along)*

8-10 drops – doTERRA Lemon Essential Oil

2 Tbls – local honey, maple syrup, agave or coconut sugar

1/4 Tsp – pink Himalayan salt

  • Note:  You can also reduce the lemon juice and add pureed fruit.  Just be sure if the fruit is frozen that it is completely thawed and pureed before mixing it with the coconut oil.  You could also use a sugar free jam for added flavor and color.  Our second batch picture was a 1/4 cup of frozen blue berries and raspberries that were thawed and pureed prior to mixing with other ingredients.


1-2 Silicon molds ( I use silicone small ice-cube trays)

Food Processor or Immersion blender


To prevent separation prior to freezing, place the molds in the freezer while you are blending the ingredients.  (note: the white drops in the picture are the first batch I made with just the lemon juice and although my molds were chilled there was some separation of the drops and they weren’t completely solid in form)

Combine ingredients in a processor or handheld mixer and pour into the molds.

Everything has to be very well blended into the oil, so make sure as you are pouring that bit isn’t sugar or honey-heavy.

Place molds into the freezer for an hour.  Then you can store them in a mason jar in the fridge and enjoy as needed.


Other Things That May Help

Aloe Vera Juice

Slippery Elm Bark Powder

Squatty Potty




Oral Health: Remineralizing tooth powder


My toothpaste is one of my most visited posts and I’ve gotten a lot of emails from people who have switched and love it. After my husband and I both remineralized our teeth and reversed cavities, I’m definitely a convert to natural toothpastes and a supportive diet.

The only downfall to my homemade toothpaste is that i can leave a residue on sinks and there can be some concerns with the coconut oil if you have a septic system (as we do).

I’ve also recently discovered the many benefits of healing clays and wanted to figure out how to incorporate this into our oral health regimen, but there were some definite texture issues with the clays and coconut oil.

I wondered if a healing tooth powder would work and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is easier to make than the toothpaste and you can use actual powdered herbs and spices instead of the essential oils which saves money. I’ve recently started using a mix of this and doTERRA’s OnGuard Toothpaste and my teeth have never felt cleaner (and are continuing to whiten!).

Why Tooth Powder?

The main ingredient in this tooth powder is Bentonite Clay, which I’ve recently become a huge fan of. Not only does it bind to and draw out heavy metals and toxins (a huge plus for the mouth!), but it is alkaline and full of minerals.

It can be taken internally to help with toxin removal so it is safe for use in the mouth and it contains calcium, magnesium and silica which are nourishing for the teeth! According to Mountain Rose Herbs:

Bentonite is very unusual in the fact that once it becomes hydrated, the electrical and molecular components of the clay rapidly change and produce an “electrical charge”. Its highest power lies in the ability to absorb toxins, impurities, heavy metals and other internal contaminants. Bentonite clay’s structure assists it in attracting and soaking up poisons on its exterior wall and then slowly drawing them into the interior center of the clay where it is held in a sort of repository.

To state it another way…

Bentonite is a swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. From here the toxins are drawn into the sponge through electrical attraction and once there, they are bound.

It is also extremely gentle and has a milder taste for kids. I also use Bentonite Clay for facial masks, healing poultices and when drying hair naturally to keep color on.

The other ingredients are supportive of the mouth as well:

  • Baking soda is alkaline and contains minerals. It also helps remove stains.
  • Calcium powder provides extra calcium to provide minerals and whiten.
  • Cloves powder is naturally antibacterial and gives a great taste.
  • Cinnamon is also antibacterial, tastes great and helps discourage bacterial growth in the mouth.
  • Mint tastes great and is soothing to the gums.
  • Xylitol– completely optional and adds sweetness.

make your own inexpensive tooth powder for clean teeth without chemicals

Tooth Powder Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons Bentonite Clay
  • 3 Tablespoons Calcium Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Mint Leaf (optional, or can use essential oil)- Powder in blender, food processor or coffee grinder.
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon Powder (or this kind)
  • 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Cloves Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon (or more to taste) Xylitol Powder
  • Essential oils for taste- completely optional but Peppermint, Spearmint and Cinnamon are good.

Tooth Powder Instructions

  1. Mix the ingredients in a bowl or pint size mason jar and store in a small glass jar with a lid. We actually have a separate small glass jar for each family member since we dip our toothbrushes in it. Mix with a spoon or shake to incorporate ingredients. This recipe makes about ¾ cup of tooth powder which lasts us for months. You can adjust the recipe up or down (Use teaspoons instead of tablespoons for smaller amounts).
  2. This will last indefinitely on the counter since there are no liquid ingredients and all of the ingredients naturally discourage bacterial growth. You can customize the powder to your taste and all of the herbal ingredients are optional. Bentonite or baking soda would actually work alone or together as a tooth powder, this one just tastes great. You could also add more cloves, mint and cinnamon for an even more concentrated powder. This type of cinnamon has a higher concentration of beneficial oils and tastes sweeter.

How to Use Tooth Powder

Wet the toothbrush (I use a soft brush since it is super gentle on the gums and cleans better) and dip into the powder. I also add a few drops of doTERRA OnGuard Blend. Brush using the Bass Brushing Technique until teeth are clean. Rinse with cool water. Can be used daily (or multiple times daily) and is fine for adults and kids.

My Oral Health Regimen

My teeth have never been whiter or healthier (according to my dentist) thanks to my oral health regimen. It includes a healthy diet that supports oral health and a specific brushing regimen. This is what I do daily (that reversed cavities for both my husband and me):

  • Brush with activated charcoal powder to kill bacteria, remove toxins and whiten- Don’t do this everyday now but every couple of days.
  • Brush with Tooth Powder or OnGuard Toothpaste with a few Drops of Myrrh Oil.
  • Rinse mouth.
  • Finish my rubbing a few drops of OnGuard on my gums and tongue to discourage bacterial growth, especially at night (and because it tastes great!).
  • Repeat one or more times a day!

DIY Sugar Scrub for the Fall Season

Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate and soften your skin and can easily be customized using different types of sugar, salt, and essential oils.

This festive fall sugar scrub is gentle on your skin and has a delicious spicy fall aroma. (This scrub is naturally white in color but can be changed with natural, skin-safe, food coloring.)


-¾ cup white sugar

-½ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

-4 drops Cassia oil

-4 drops Clove oil

-2–4 drops Ginger oil

Tip: You can use brown sugar or sea salt in place of white sugar and almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive oil in place of Fractionated Coconut Oil.


-Combine sugar and Fractionated Coconut Oil in bowl.

-Add essential oils.

-Stir until the mixture is the consistency of a slushy. You may need to add more sugar or -Fractionated Coconut Oil for desired consistency.

-For separate colors, divide scrub into bowls separate bowls and add color then carefully pour each layer.

Let me know how I can help you!  – Jen & Joe



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Spearmint Essential Oil

Spearmint Oil Product Description

Commonly known for its flavor, spearmint is a perennial plant that offers a sweet and minty taste and aroma. For years, spearmint has thrived in the candy, gum, and dental product industries because of its favorable savor and breath-freshening properties. Spearmint essential oil also promotes fresh breath and is used frequently in cooking and baking to create salad dressings, drinks, desserts, and meat marinades. Aromatically, the cleansing and energizing aroma of Spearmint essential oil encourages a sense of focus while simultaneously uplifting mood. Spearmint oil can also promote digestion and help to reduce occasional stomach upset.* Spearmint is very different from Peppermint, making it a milder option to use on children and those with sensitive skin.

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spearmint-eodoTERRA Spearmint essential oil is both pure and potent. Having a pure and potent oil is important because it determines how effective an essential oil is. When an essential oil contains contaminants or filler substances or when an essential oil plant is grown and harvested incorrectly, the essential oil is weakened and is less likely to produce quality results.
doTERRA ensures purity and potency of their essential oils with thorough and specific methods. To obtain maximum potency of essential oils, the plant of the essential oils must be grown and harvested in its optimal environment by skilled and knowledgeable farmers. For this reason, doTERRA employs native farmers from all over the globe to grow and harvest the essential oil plants correctly and in their optimal environments. This process produces potent essential oils that provide powerful benefits. To ensure pure oils, doTERRA puts each batch of essential oils through the CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Protocol. This protocol consists of multiple tests that asses the purity of each oil. When oils are found pure, they are then readied to be sold. Through these methods and tests, doTERRA produces potent and pure oils, like Spearmint, that have incredible uses and benefits for all to use.
Spearmint Oil Uses and Benefits
  1. One of the strongest benefits of Spearmint oil is that it promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset.* When experiencing periodic stomach discomfort or after eating a large meal, dilute one drop of Spearmint oil in 4 fl. oz of liquid and drink. Spearmint oil can also be taken internally by dropping the oil into a Veggie Capsule and ingesting.
  2. Feeling the blues? Try using some Spearmint oil to brighten up your day. Spearmint oil consists of chemical components such as carvone and limonene. These organic constituents have energizing and uplifting properties. Use Spearmint oil topically or aromatically to receive the mood uplifting benefits of these components.
  3. After reading or studying for long amounts of time, use Spearmint essential oil topically to help promote a sense of focus. Diffusing Spearmint oil will also help promote a sense of focus and will help uplift mood. For the best diffuser results, place three to four drops of Spearmint oil into the diffuser of your choice and enjoy the minty aroma as it elevates your mind and mood.
  4. Before leaving your house for the day, apply Spearmint essential oil to your toothbrush before you brush your teeth. Once you’ve bushed your teeth, you will be ready to take on the day with fresh breath and a hint of mint in your mouth. Spearmint oil is an ideal essential oil to incorporate in oral care routines due to its ability to freshen breath and cleanse the mouth.
  5. Please your taste buds and your stomach by adding Spearmint oil to your kitchen creations.  For a delicious, minty flavor, add one or two drops of Spearmint oil into any dessert, drink, salad, or entrée. When added to non-baked or non-cooked foods, Spearmint oil will not just serve as a flavoring, it will also aid in digestion.*
Fun Fact 
Because teas were not taxed by the English around the time of the American Revolution, mint teas became a popular drink in North America. Spearmint was even used as a prominent cash crop in Connecticut during this time.1  
Plant Description
The Spearmint plant, Mentha spicata, is an herbaceous perennial that is a member of the Lamiaceae plant family. This plant is characterized by its ovate to lanceolate dark green leaves, and its terminal spikes wherefrom grow tiny, lilac, pink, and white flowers. The leaves of this plant can be highly fragrant.
Chemistry of Spearmint Oil
Main Chemical Components: carvone, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, β-myrcene
The main chemical component of Spearmint is carvone. Carvone has a monoterpene backbone and is part of the ketone functional group. Carvone contains energizing properties that strongly contribute to Spearmint’s mood-uplifting abilities. According to a recently published study by Brazilian neuroscientists, the type of carvone ((R)-(-)-carvone) found in Spearmint demonstrated, in an experimental preclinical study, a statistically significant calming effect against a heightened state of excitement.3*  This contributes to the belief that Spearmint may support healthy nervous system function.* To learn more about Carvone or other chemical components found in doTERRA essential oils, visit the doTERRA Science Blog.
Oils that Blend Well with Spearmint Oil
Spearmint essential oil blends well with Lavender, Rosemary, Basil, Peppermint, and Eucalyptus essential oils for diffusion.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Where to Buy Spearmint Oil
To buy a bottle of pure Spearmint, order from a local doTERRA Wellness Advocate and receive your product direct from doTERRA-
You will not have the guarantees or safety assurances from doTERRA, buying these CPTG oils from Amazon or from another online source.

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Beard Oil? What the?

My husband is a strong and fearless warrior.  So when I suggested we make a beard oil for him and a few of his friends… I received some pushback..

But as road warriors, we know many men with beards and if you have a beard, there really shouldn’t be any debate as to whether you should use beard oil or not. Why? Well I hope to help you understand that better here…

So, before we get in the how let’s discuss the why.  Why you should use beard oil on that great-looking, manly, beard of yours.

Another way to look at it is this: You own your bike, RV, boat, or car, and are particularly proud of it. Would you neglect it, not polish it? Let it get chipped, rusty and dented? Of course you wouldn’t.

Taking proper care of your beard is a more involved process than simply keeping it trimmed. You need to shampoo it. You should brush it with the right kind of brush, such as a boar’s head brush. You should put beard balm on it.

And, you need to use beard oil. Your beard – and those who have grown very fond of it – will thank you for it.

That said, let’s take a closer look at beard oil and its magic.


Beard oil is one of the most important tools in your toolbox for keeping your beard healthy, clean, and looking great.

It’s one of the game-changers when it comes to having a beard that looks well-maintained and pleasing to look at, or a beard that looks like you just forgot to shave for the past several months. It takes some time, effort and patience to grow a beard that looks like a well-manicured landscape.

And it takes beard oil.

Put simply, beard oil is cosmetic oil specifically designed for the beard. Using it regularly will make your beard healthier, fuller and more manageable.

When you apply it to your beard, the skin underneath will all but give you a standing ovation because you’re providing it with much-needed nutrients that help your beard become all that it can be.

While you might think of beard oil as being the shampoo for your beard, it’s more complicated than that. Beard oil should be part of your daily regimen which also includes soap, deodorant, and shampoo. And once you use it, you’ll wonder what took you so long. You’ll realize that the use of beard oil has taken off in recent years and that you’ve been overdue for joining the ride.


To get a bit more scientific, beard oil is designed to act like the natural oils produced by the skin. Beard oils are a blend of one or more ingredients, such coconut oil, jojoba oil, grape seed oil, and so forth. They’re usually scented with a variety of masculine scents ranging from sweet to bitter. Some come unscented, but the scented ones – others might tell you – smell pretty darn good.


Beard oil has been traced at least as far back as our rugged North American Wilderness Discovering predecessors, who needed to figure out a way to keep their beards moisturized and looking good while living in harsh climates.

It became commercially available, by most accounts, in the 1930s. But data shows that it didn’t become available online until 2006. So you could say we’re riding a wave of beard oil popularity like no other.

You can find beard oil already made here


The benefits of beard oil are many. That includes, of course, keeping your beard looking and smelling good. It’s what you use if you really want to take care of your beard.


For starters, beard oil moisturizes your hair follicles and the skin beneath it. If you ride, or are exposed to the weather in cold or frequently windy environments, then you understand how your beard can become dry and brittle. Protecting this part of your face with hydration is essential to prevent that brittleness, as well as to prevent flaking, dryness, itchiness and beardruff.  Think of it as oiling your saddle bags or conditioning your jacket.


Beardruff is dandruff that can form on your beard just like dandruff forms on your head. If you don’t keep the skin beneath your beard supplied with nutrients, it will eventually dry up and produce flakes. And no one wants that.

The ideal beard is meant to look shiny and groomed, not flaky, dusty and shaggy. Think of it another way. Would you shave your hair off just because you have a dry, itchy, flaky scalp. No, you’d treat it with the right shampoo and conditioner, just like you’d treat your beard with beard oil rather than shave it off.


Using scented beard oil makes your beard smell good, just like shampoo makes your head smell good. Just think of scents such as cedarwood, sandalwood, citrus, vanilla and even tobacco. Having a beard can be a bit more refined than just giving you that man-from-the-woods look (and scent).


Since these beard oil benefits aren’t listed in any order of importance – fact is, they’re all important. And who wouldn’t want to keep a tool around that helps you look good? Using beard oil will not only give your beard a nice sheen but will also leave you with a fuller, more manageable mane.


Let’s move on to some of the finer points of beard oil and your beard.


The longer your beard becomes, the more you need beard oil. Exposure to wind and sun and the weather in general, will dry your beard and make it prone to breakage.

That tight, clean look of your beard can start to wane as you advance to further stages of its growth. Using beard oil can help smooth out your beard and keep it under control. 

By keeping your beard hair healthy and pliable, you’ll decrease the need for combing and grooming in general. Make your beard work for you, not the other way around.


There are many different looks and styles when it comes to beard. If you’re shooting for a particular one, beard oil is your friend, because it can help you encourage those stubborn hairs to move in the direction you desire.

Trust us, you don’t want to use hair spray on your beard. No, no, no. Or, maybe you just want to tone down the frizzy look your beard may present you with. Beard oil will be there for you. It will even help bring out the natural color of your beard.


Now that you’ve taken the leap and decided, as you should, that beard oil will be a vital part of your daily grooming regimen; you’ll want to know how to use it properly.


The best time to apply beard oil is after you’ve washed it. This usually means after showering, of course, and it’s a time when the pores of your skin and hair follicles are open and can easily absorb the oil. Again, if you live in a colder climate, letting your beard oil fully absorb into the skin and hair is imperative.


First, towel-dry your beard to get rid of the leftover moisture from your shower; after all, water and oil don’t mix. But do leave it slightly damp so that the oil will replace the water and thus allow the hair follicle to absorb more oil.

Applying beard oil need not be a complicated process, especially once you get the hang of it.

Next, apply a few drops into your palm and gently massage it into your beard. Be sure that you rub it in all the way down to the skin, especially if you’re trying to treat dry skin (and the dreaded beardruff).

No matter what, however, you should make sure that the oil is thoroughly and evenly distributed throughout your beard. After you’ve applied it, you can comb, brush or otherwise style it in whatever way you like.

Doing this daily, or even twice daily depending on what beard issue you may face, will help keep your beard looking its best.


Each ingredient in this beard oil recipe has a purpose (and makes it smell awesome!)

The oil base (I used apricot oil because it is what I had on hand and it’s pretty inexpensive) helps to moisturize and tame the beard.

Vitamin E oil is very nourishing for your skin and promotes the growth of healthy hair.

Melaleuca or Tea Tree essential oil will help heal any tiny cuts from the razor around the edges of the beard – and also helps to maintain cleanliness as it has disinfecting properties.

Cedarwood essential oil is known for it’s soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. This is great for a beard that might be irritating or itchy sometimes (especially growing one back out after a shave.)

Lavender essential oil is another great addition to this beard oil because it is relaxing and promotes healthy hair growth. It also helps to remove any bacteria from the area which will ward off infections from razor cuts.

While all of these ingredients have a purpose in this recipe, the essential oil combination smells awesome (and pretty manly.)

Personally, I prefer to use 2oz amber dropper bottles to store this homemade beard oil and this size works perfectly for the labels I created.




  1. Fill the dropper bottle up 3/4 of the way with the oil base you chose.

  2. Add in 2-3 drops of each essential oil.

  3. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with vitamin E oil.

  4. Make sure to leave enough space so the dropper top can fit on without any spillage.

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Joe & Jen

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DIY: Whipped Foot Lotion with Peppermint Oil | doTERRA Essential Oils

If you are looking for a simple solution to dry feet, try this DIY foot lotion that uses Peppermint and Melaleuca essential oils.

Source: DIY: Whipped Foot Lotion with Peppermint Oil | doTERRA Essential Oils

We really love our essential oils for their emotional and aromatic support, but whip up a lotion with some coconut oil, peppermint and Tea Tree oil and your tired feet will thank you!

Be Healthy, Happy, and Strong!