So maybe you’re reading this post and you’re on this site for your very first time, Hi you! In this post, I want to show you that it is possible to get a great looking beard without hurting your wallet too much!
I will show you that if you focus on quality brands (which I will cover in a list below) and choose quality ingredients, you should be fine with lower-priced beard oil. There are a lot of brands out there that vary from 5$ to as high as 50$ per bottle, yikes!
In this post, we will look at top quality products that you can find on Amazon for under 15$! I will show you my personal favorites and give you a few handfuls of advice along the way. There is no real need for you to get the priciest beard oil right away. You will do just fine following this list.
Why use beard oil?
Beard oil is one of those things that you probably looked at in the past and didn’t really bother. I sure was one of those people.
But as soon as my beard started to grow, along came the itch. I remember one night I woke up franticly scratching my sideburns. It just wouldn’t stop itching!
I had gotten a case of severe beard dandruff. Which is pretty much dry skin underneath all that beard of yours. That was a fun week to try to get rid of that…
Beard oil is one of a few tools you can use to both give nourishments to your beard but also to your skin below your beard. Beard oil help with keeping your skin moisturized and giving your beard proper nutrition to stay “glowing” and not transitioning into that faded look that you may see on older gents that have not been taking care of their beards.
When should you use beard oil?
Please don’t be me, and wait until you wake up in the middle of the night scratching your face in utter desperation.
Just as your beard is starting to gain some length, you should go out and get yourself beard oil.
This will not only help you with the coming beard itch but also help with growing your beard in the best optimal way.
I’ve been blessed with a pretty thick beard, (see the about page for reference) and I can pretty much not care at all about my beard and it will still continue to grow even if I should stop using beard oil. This would however get my skin underneath to dry up, and once again starting that itch.
If you’re afraid that your beard is not as healthy or thick, you should treat yourself with the best possible tools to grow a thick beard. Beard oil!
So, let’s get right into the list!
- Honest Amish
Honest Amish is one of those brands that you will see all around the internet when you search for the best beard oil. And for good reason!
Honest Amish have been around for many years and first started to sell their products locally on farmers and flea markets. Another good thing is that Honest Amish is handcrafted in the USA!
Honest Amish themselves say that they try to make a beard oil that is “better than an oil”. Which is a pretty bold aim if you ask me. Honest Amish makes their beard oils from a good variety of blends and all organic! They use a whopping 7 essential oils and 7 premium oils, for this bottle. They claim that the oil itself helps with beard growth, conditions your beard, and helps with beard-and skin health. Since they have a huge variety of oils inside, the bottle is packed with minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.
The fragrance has a nice herbal earthy smell to it, with hints of licorice and clove.
If you have only money for one beard oil, this is the one to go for. Honest Amish even have a refund policy if you’re not 100% satisfied!
- Viking Revolution
First off, who doesn’t like Vikings? Of course, it may be my Nordic heritage speaking, but come on, who hasn’t watched a Vikings movie and not noticed their majestic looking beards?
So, for me to put the word “Viking” into their brand, I, of course, get pretty high expectations by that!
Well, it does not disappoint. Viking Revolution is a product I talk a lot about on this blog. They have amazing scents and you can often buy them in bundles giving you a whole other bang for your buck than with other reputable brands. This beard oil has a track record of making your beard really soft and moisturizing your skin. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!
The team behind Viking Revolution aims at giving you the highest possible quality in their beard oils, at the cheapest price. In this bottle, you will get a 100% organic blend of Argan and Jojoba oil and sandalwood seed oil for scent.
Talking about the scent, if you are sensitive to smell this is a good choice for you. If you use the generally recommended drops of about 1-3 drops for your small to medium-sized beard, you will have a faint scent applied. But if you increase that to about the double of 5-6 drops you will get a much deeper scent. And it smells amazing!
One of the cheapest ones on this list. Coming in on about 8$ per bottle which is insanely cheap for a good brand beard oil.
Cremo has generally pretty high reviews, but they do have a lot of carrier oils in their blend to make it smell a certain way.
Users I’ve talked to describe it as a pretty heavy scent like trees and ’merica. Making that a clear buy signal! Joking aside, they have a healthy variation of oils in this mixture. For example Eucalyptus leaf oil, Cocos oil, and Cedarwood oil. Making the scent an herbal or forest variation, therefore the name “forest blend”.
This oil is pretty much different than the ones mentioned above.
Bossman makes its oils a bit different. They include the following ingredients: Soybean oil, cast seed oil, sunflower seed oil, etc, AND beeswax!
Why is this a big thing then? I’ll tell you why. This makes the viscosity of the oil much higher. Bossman claims that their formula is non-greasy and lasts longer. This all because of the beeswax. Beeswax is normally used in beard balm or styling wax for your beard. If you blend it into your beard oil formula, it will act on a whole other level. This product comes somewhere between beard oil and beard balm (read more about this here), making it more suitable for medium to longer sized beards.
Thanks to the beeswax, it will last generally longer than ordinary beard oil, but with the tradeoff of you need to work it into your beard.
The last on this list but certainly not the least!
I’ll get right into why this isn’t higher up on my list. It’s because it does not include a pipette! I don’t know, maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I like to drip the droplets in my palm and massaging them into my fingers and hands before I rub it onto my beard.
The use of a normal open bottle tends, for me, to be a recipe for disaster. I recently dropped a glass beard oil container on my bathroom tile floor. And that was not easy to clean up. Upside, however, the bathroom smelled really manly for a couple of weeks to come…
However, buying the mountaineer brand gives you much value for your hard-earned cents. The bottle is bigger than the others on this list. And like many others on here, it’s handmade and only using organic oils.
It’s lightly scented with what they call timber scent. Which basically is cedarwood, Eucalyptus, and Fir Needle. Making the scent very fresh and very true to its name timber scent.
So you only have 15$ you want to spend on beard oil. That’s totally fine! For 15$ you can come a long way, as long as you choose your beard oil with an eye on the ingredients lists on the bottle.
Many cheaper brands add a lot of “fillers” to make the illusion of oily texture, but can do more harm than good for your beard and skin. So beware and stay away from them!
I always recommend going for all organic ingredients and always from reputable beard brands. By doing that, you almost certainly will find a good beard oil that will work wonders on your beard and skin.
Lastly, I hope that this post helped you in your journey to unlock your full potential in your beard!
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