photo courtesy of my husband
Greetings, beautiful people!
Ok, so if you're like me, you've got a good looking hubby, boyfriend or significant other who sports facial hair..hey, beards are the new '6-pack'..lol. No, but seriously, beards are just one luxury that many men love to sport and if it weren't for the world of 'corporate', many men would proudly,gruffly or roughly sport their natural face protection. However, though many men love to sport their O'Naturale wispy goodness, they may run into obstacles of dry itchy skin underneath...hence the beauty and benefit of beard oil.
SO...WHAT EXACTLY IS BEARD OIL?
Beard oil is a combination of natural vegetable, fruit, nut or plant based (carrier) oils and essential oils. Some blends use herbal infused oils and/or extracts to enhance the benefits. These combinations of oils, herbal infusions and extracts are used to cleanse, heal, soothe and keep the skin underneath all that wispy goodness properly hydrated.
WHEN DO YOU USE BEARD OIL?
Beard oil is the last step in a man's grooming process. It is applied after pre oil treatments, cleansing, shaving and the use of after shave. It can be applied daily and as often as needed. Depending on the blend, beard oils can also be used as a pre-shave treatment in conjunction with a steamed or heated towel to soften hairs minimizing pesky razor bumps after shaving,again, it truly depends on the oils used, especially the essential oils used. Oh, and they smell amazing. Packed with essential oils, blended to give an invigorating, therapeutic wonderful earthy smell that can last all day.
HOW DO YOU USE BEARD OIL?
To use beard oil
STEP 1: If using after shaving, apply After Shave to cleanse and tone skin
STEP 2: Apply a dime to nickel sized amount of oil to hands and distribute to fingers
STEP 3: Massage into skin underneath beard to lock in moisture.
STEP 4: Really focus on the aroma of the essential oils used. Their therapeutic benefits truly open up the senses and chakras, so be sure to apply to side burns and temples.
STEP 5: Smooth hair with a beard comb, fingers or small brush and enjoy the shine! Oh and, your special lady will enjoy it too!
SO, WHAT'S IN THE BEARD OIL OF THE BOHEMIAN COLLECTION?
Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: A natural antimicrobial and excellent oil for conditioning the skin and hair. Because shaving can cause some little nicks, coconut oil is wonderful for speeding up wound healing and provides an excellent shine for hair.
Hempseed Oil (unrefined): Excellent oil for treating dry cracked skin. Since it's packed with loads of fatty acids good for the skin, hempseed oil aids in preventing skin disorders such as; psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.
Avocado Oil: High in protein and fats, particularly Omega 3 fat, avocado oil proves to be an excellent oil for skin. It is also a wonderful oil for softening the skin and reducing the appearance of age spots, due to the high amount of sterolin. Like Hempseed oil, avocado oil is also excellent for soothing skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Rosemary CO2 Extract: High quality antioxidant that quickly improves the skin. Super critical form of Rosemary helpful for acne, eczema and other skin issues.
Ashwagandha Extract: Known as an aphrodisiac an herb heavily used in Ayurveda, Ashwagandha contains high levels of antioxidants, which help fight signs of wrinkles, dark spots, fine lines and blemishes. Due to it's anti-inflammatory, anti bacterial and moisturizing properties, Ashwagandha helps with issues of skin redness, acne, and helping to prevent rough, dry skin.
Vitamin E Oil (non GMO): Wonderful oil for treatment of scar healing, minimizing brown (age)spots and for preventing wrinkles.
Proprietary Blend of High Quality Organic Essential Oils including Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Eucalyptus to name a few
***Our Beard Oil will be available in February 2015 as part of our Bohemian Collection. Be sure to stay tuned and sign up for our email list for any and all updates