Coconut Oil For Beard Growth: Best Natural Homemade Coconut Beard Oil Recipe

A reader of this blog was asking me about tips for growing his beard in the comments section and one of the best tips for beard growth is using a coconut oil based beard oil. Beard oil, just like a good hair oil has multiple benefits if applied regularly. Though plenty of beard oil is available online, in my opinion homemade beard oils are the best. Beard oil made with pure unrefined oils like coconut oil and hair growth promoting essential oils will greatly help stimulate beard growth.

Beard Oil Benefits:

  • Beard oil prevents skin drying which is usually the case for many.
  • If the beard is long, applying beard oil prevents tangling
  • Beard oil prevents infections if used regularly.
  • Beard oil promotes faster hair growth.
  • Applying beard oil also makes it look neat and presentable.
Since beard oil has all these benefits, it is a good idea to use it if you are planning to grow a beard. We don’t get beard oil commonly in the shops in India but you can easily order beard oil online. If buying, always chose the one that nourishes and conditions well. But store bought beard oil is not cheap and you have to try a few to really pinpoint the product you like.

Coconut Oil For Beard Growth:

Instead I would suggest making your own beard oil, it is easy and fun and the best part is you can mix in your own favorite scents and customize it to your liking. First step that we have to do while making beard oil is choosing the base oil, we have a quite a few choices.

But no matter what oil you chose always remember to chose unrefined pure oils. Some good choices are jojoba oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and grape seed oil, I always prefer coconut oil. Coconut oil promotes beard growth and prevents drying but try using only unrefined coconut oil.

Coconut oil also prevents infections and is very easy to apply in the beard. I like to mix coconut oil with sweet almond oil as it is also a great conditioner. I also like to add vitamin e oil as it acts as a natural preservative. The fun part is mixing the essential oils with the carrier oil, have fun formulating your own recipes.

I like rosemary, lavender and peppermint essential oils combination as it smells really masculine. They complement each other well and makes the beard oil smell really really good. In addition to smelling good, rosemary essential oil has anti bacterial properties and it prevents infections.

Lavender essential oil is very very soothing and peppermint essential oil promotes hair growth. However I would suggest making only a small batch of beard oil so the fragrance remains fresh. These also make great gifts, if your husband loves growing beard gift it to him, I am sure he will thank you for it….:)

How To Use Coconut Oil For Beard Growth:

1. Take 2 vitamin E capsules, pierce and add the contents into a bowl.

2. Add the oils to the vitamin E oil. Here I have used homemade unrefined coconut oil and sweet almond oil.

3. Mix the essential oils into the carrier oil and mix well.

4. Pour into a dark bottle and store it away from sunlight.


  • Always make small batches for best results.
  • Don’t use artificial fragrances always use pure essential oils.
  • Like I mentioned before always use only unrefined oil.
  • If you want to gift it, you can double or triple the recipe too..



  1. Prairiecactus
    February 9, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    Love this recipe…thanks for sharing. Also, I love the bottle you it a recycle or can they be purchased? I buy mine at a local health food store but they not as pretty as yours.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 12, 2016 / 5:38 am

      My mother in law loves collecting antiques and this bottle is from one of her collections :), don't know where she got it though…

  2. Ninitha
    February 16, 2016 / 7:29 am

    Hi Ramya, My husband love to grow beard and this oil will be very useful to him. If i don't have the 3 essential oils, what else can i use?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 2:25 am

      You can use any essential oil that you have at home for making this beard oil recipe but try using a essential oil that smells masculine like sandalwood, ginger, etc…

  3. Polycap
    July 1, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    My boss should allow me grow longer beards :). Applying beard oil is a good treat to your beard.Even better,cheaper if you can make it yourself.

  4. Anonymous
    November 30, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    I want to start growing facial hair afresh. I want to know if I can use coconut oil and castor oil together to grow my beard. If yes, for how many weeks will it take to see progress? Thanks

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 10, 2016 / 5:05 pm

      You can mix castor oil and coconut oil and use it for beard growth, should start seeing results within a week or two of regular use. But don't use too much castor oil in the blend, it will be too sticky…

  5. Anonymous
    December 9, 2016 / 10:44 am

    Hello! I don't have any facial hair and I want to start growing beard. So Can I mix coconut oil with castor oil and eucalyptus oil? If yes, please explain the mixture measurements for me. And how many weeks will it take to see progress? Thanks.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 10, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      I would suggest using 5: 1 ratio of virgin coconut oil and cold pressed castor oil, see how you like it and you can tweak the recipe if you don't like it. You will start seeing results pretty quickly with regular use….

  6. Avneet Kashyap
    February 4, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    I have been making beard oil at home from past few weeks, thank you for the article. This was very helpful. What if I only add vitamin e oil to coconut oil? Does vitamin e oil got any fragrance of its own?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 5, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      Vitamin e oil does not have any smell, you can use it along with coconut oil….

  7. Vinitha
    February 10, 2022 / 3:03 pm

    Hello Ramya,

    For bridal makeup , I was thinking to do it using organic products if possible will you be able to make the products to buy or give me some suggestions.


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