How To Use & Apply Beard Oil

—Urban Beardsman
How To Use & Apply Beard Oil

Now that you’ve grown a beard, maintenance is essential. One key aspect of beard maintenance is the use of beard oil. Make sure you’ve ordered the best from Beardbrand, and then follow the guidelines below for applying your Beardbrand products.

The length and thickness of your beard will determine how much beard oil you need to use. As with most oils, a little will go a long way. The average beard requires 6 drops a day, which means that a one-ounce bottle will last you about 100 uses, or approximately three months. Here are my personal recommendations for beard oil use:

Beardless – 1 month 3-4 drops Daily treatment
1 – 3 months 4-6 drops Daily treatment
3 – 12 months 6-10 drops Daily treatment
12 months + 10 drops and up Daily treatment

Pouring Techniques

Beard oil typically comes in small bottles that range from 1 to 3 fluid ounces in size. Each beard oil company uses different caps or pouring mechanisms. Beardbrand bottles have an orifice reducer inside the bottle, which leads to easy dispensing of our awesome beard oils.

Pouring beard oil is definitely not rocket science, but it can be tricky. The key is to turn the bottle over and tap the bottle into your open hand. The goal is to not waste any of the oil. If using a bottle with a dropper, make sure to put the droplet directly back into the bottle vs. resting it on a countertop. It’s important to prevent contamination of your oils.

To help answer any questions you might have, I’ve gone ahead and created a video on how to pour beard oils.

Application Techniques

Now that you have our super awesome beard oil in your palm, you’ll want to rub it between your hands to even the distribution. The next step is to work the beard oil into your skin, then onto your beard. Make sure you don’t neglect the mustache area. I prefer and recommend applying beard oil while your skin is still warm and damp from a recent shower. The pores are open and the beard oil will work itself into the skin.

If you have any extra, I suggest rubbing it onto your elbows, neck, or into your hair. Beard oil is designed to make the skin healthy and healthy skin results in a healthy beard.

Frequency Recommendations

How often you use beard oil is really up to you. I use it daily and prefer the feeling of my beard with a leave-in conditioner. My beard is about 12 months long. If your beard is shorter, or you live in a more humid climate, then you could probably get away with using beard oil every few days. In a dryer climate, you might need to apply beard oil a couple of times each day.

Beard oil that uses natural essential oils for the fragrance will last shorter than your typical synthetic fragrance-based product. The scent is the strongest when you apply it, and will fade gradually. You’ll also need to take into consideration that your nose will adjust to the scent and make it less noticeable. Check with a friend to see if they can smell your awesome scent before lathering up for a boost.


Watch the how to apply beard oil video (same as above). Apply anywhere from 3 to 10 drops to your beard by working into your face first, then onto the beard. Works best when applied to warm, damp skin. If you're more into visuals, Eric is here to save the day with a video below!

Applying beard oil is one of the easiest things to do. Simply work the beard oil into your hands, rub it into your face and beard, and be awesome.

Surprisingly, one of the most frequent questions I get is how to apply beard oil and what it's for. Basically it's to keep your beard shiny, healthy, and tangle free. It's a leave in conditioner that'll soften up your beard. A good beard oil will be designed for the beard and contain natural ingredients like jojoba oil, argan oil, almond oil, and/or a few others.

Our most popular beard oil is Tree Ranger if you're looking to get started!