| Blue Bottle Beard

The Benefits of Beard Oils - Essential Oils

The Essential Oils

So, first, what are essential oils?

Essential oils are not really oils. They do not contain the fatty acids that constitute what we would consider an actual oil. Valerie Gennari Cooksley, author of Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate and Heal defines essential oils as “highly concentrated plant constituents possessing potent medicinal and cosmetic qualities.” Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. By concentrating the oils of these plants you are literally separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant into a single oil.

For instance, in order to get 1 single 15ml bottle of rose essential oils it take 65 pounds of rose pedals!

Most essential oils should never be used undiluted on the skin. Instead, they should be combined with “real” oils (called carrier oils), waxes, butters, alcohols, or other diluting measures. Because they’re so concentrated, if you don’t dilute, you may end up with an unfortunate reaction (and unhappy skin).

Why use Essential oils vs Fragrance Oils?  

While scientists can duplicate the fragrance of essential oils, they have so far been unable to duplicate the benefits. Using Lavender as an example, there are many Lavender fragrance oils on the market. They all smell like lavender, consistently smell the same and are long lasting. They are great for fragrancing soaps, perfumes, cosmetics and candles but they have no other benefit.

Lavender essential oil, on the other hand, offers the fresh aroma of Lavender plus a great deal of healing properties that may help with symptoms such as coughs, insomnia, hyperactivity, arthritis, muscle aches, rheumatism, acne, sunburn, wounds, insect bites, burns and irritability.

At Blue Bottle Beard, we only use Essential oils to give you not only the scent you love but the healing properties as well.

There are just under 100 essential oils used commercially.  We have an entire testing team to help determine, "just the right scent."

Listed below are some of the essential oils we utilize.

Allspice Clove Mugwort Spearmint
Angelica Coriander Mustard Spikenard
Aniseed Cumin Myrrh Tagetes
Basil Cypress Neroli Tangerine
Bay Dill Niaouli Tansy
Benzoin Elemi Nutmeg Tarragon
Bergamot Eucalyptus Orange Tea tree
Birch Fennel Oregano Thuja
Bitter almond Frankincense Palma rosa Thyme
Black pepper Geranium Patchouli Tuberose
Boldo Ginger Pennyroyal Vanilla
Buchu Grapefruit Peppermint Vetiver
Cajuput Helichrysum Petitgrain Wintergreen
Calamus Hyssop Pimento Wormseed
Camomile Jasmine Pine Wormwood
Camphor Juniper Rose Yarrow
Caraway Lavandin Rose geranium Ylang-ylang
Cardamom Lavender Rose otto
Carrot seed Lemon Rosemary
Cassia Lemon verbena Rosewood
Cedarwood Lemongrass Rue
Chamomile Lime Sage
Cinnamon Mandarin Sandalwood
Citronella Marjoram Sassafras
Clary sage Melissa Savin