PART 2: BEARD OIL - What is it and why do I need it?

Have you ever heard someone say “hey, nice clean shaven face brother”? Unlikely… “hey, love your beard” is more like it… So let’s look at the part of the beard oil that’s going to make you totally kissable. We know you want your girl snuggling in, not pushing that steel wool brush away….


To read part one of the blog posted last week click here.

This week we’re looking at our favourite part of a beard oil – the essential oils.

Essential oils are what make beard oils smell ah-mazing…. They are good for the hair, help with acne (yes, we are all disappointed those pimples didn’t disappear with the teenage years), dandruff and beardruff, redness, and itch.

Just like perfume and aftershave, essential oils have top, middle and base notes. Let’s look at four of the essential oils you may find in some of your favourite beard oils.


Soothing and healing on the skin, lavender oil is great for acne, rashes, eczema, dandruff, itching, rashes, wrinkles(!) ,hair loss, dry and fragile hair, skin inflammation…. we could go on!  Could it get any better?  Well apparently, yes.  Have you heard that lavender is an aroma aphrodisiac? Say no more…


Woodsy. Manly. Oh yeah.

Helpful for acne, oily skin and psoriasis. Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, cedarwood oil has often been used as a natural mosquito and insect repellent… going camping? Maybe this one will keep those pests away?  But if not, it’s still anti-fungal, bound to help with an itchy beard.

Tea Tree

Very popular for acne, dermatitis, eczema, inflammation and rashes. Tea tree oil is a well known oil and is generally good for healthy skin.  It is also antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory.


Rich and earthy, this is a woody, calming and grounding scent. Helpful for most skin types particularly with acne and itchy skin.  


The beard oils we carry

We have such an awesome variety of grooming products in store there is no need to go around looking like a castaway. As soon as you’ve finished reading click here to see for yourself!

Here’s a run down on two of our faves.


Handsome Devils Co – Lumberjack Beard Oil

Craftsman by day, gentleman by night. The Lumberjack Beard Oil will invigorate your face & beard with its smooth finish & deep woody scent, for a beard any wood-cutter would be proud of.

Click here to view it direct and purchase.

Milkman Citrus Supernova Beard Oil

Made with the finest raw materials, Milkman beard oil will sort out your beard in no time. Made with the blistering Aussie sun in mind, Milkman products are designed by experts to rejuvenate and nourish your beard, with a manly scent to linger on all day. This one is a delicious cocktail of citrus oils from bergamot, lemon, lime, lemongrass & the Australian native honey myrtle combined with a dash of spearmint for a hit of freshness.

Click here to view it direct and purchase.


Remember, your beard is sensitive. The skin on your face is different to your head, and there is less hair there protecting it. You need to look after your beard and oiling is one of the ways to do it.

Your face is what people notice first.  Make sure you use products that are going to work for you!


Until next time, stay classy you handsome devils!

The girls at Hommes x

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