How To Use & Apply Beard Oil

You’re standing in line at the coffee shop. The person in front of you turns around and says, “man, how’d you grow a beard like that?” Without missing a beat, your straight-faced response rolls off the tongue, “by not shaving.” 

Touché, man, touché. But deep down, you know there’s more to growing an awesome beard than simply not shaving; it takes maintenance—a lot of maintenance. 

One key aspect of growing an envy-inducing beard is routinely using high-quality Beard Oil. Here’s the thing though, if you’re waiting until your beard is fully grown to use oil, then you’re missing out. You want to use it early and often. Beards grow best when the skin beneath them is nourished and healthy. As soon as you make the decision to grow, start applying a few drops to your face every day. You’ll be amazed at how much softer your beard is as it grows, and because the skin is being cared for, you’ll have less beard itch.   

As your beard grows, the length and thickness of it will determine how much Beard Oil you need to use. When you use a high-quality, natural Beard Oil like ours, a little goes a long way. The average beard requires 3-5 drops a day, which means that a one-ounce bottle will give you approximately 100 uses—or last about three months. Here are our personal recommendations for Beard Oil use with Beardbrand Beard Oil:

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 one to three fluid ounces in size. Each company uses different caps or pouring mechanisms. Beardbrand bottles have an orifice reducer inside the bottle, which leads to easy dispensing with just a tap of the bottle. 

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. If using a bottle with a dropper, make sure to put the droplet directly back into the bottle vs. resting it on a countertop. This is important to prevent contamination of the oils.

To see Beardbrand Beard Oil in action, check out the video below:

Application Techniques

Now that you have Beard Oil in your palm, rub it between your hands to evenly distribute it. Apply the Beard Oil by working it into the skin first, and then onto the rest of your beard. Make sure you don’t neglect the mustache area. Some people prefer applying oil while their skin is still damp from a recent shower. The pores are open and the Beard Oil will be absorbed more quickly by the skin. Applying to dry skin is effective as well, so you can’t really go wrong.

Frequency Recommendations

How often you use Beard Oil is ultimately up to you. Everyone is different and you’ll need to experiment to find what works best for you. We typically recommend using it daily, but if your beard is shorter, or you live in a more humid climate, you could probably get away with using it less frequently. If you live in a drier 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 have a scent-profile that fades quicker than your typical synthetic fragrance-based products. The fragrance is the strongest when you first 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 adding a boost.

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Beard Oil works as a leave-in conditioner that nourishes and hydrates your beard. It helps keep the skin beneath your beard healthy, allowing for optimal beard growth. Beard Oil also adds a touch of shine, softens hair, and comes in a variety of fragrances. We recommend that you begin applying it as soon as you decide to grow your beard. 

Watch the how-to video here.

If you have questions about your beard or need some grooming advice, use the live chat feature on our website or shoot us a message at [email protected], and we’ll be happy to help you out. 

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