How to apply beard oil

A beard (no matter what size) requires maintenance to look healthy. One of the key aspects of maintenance is the use of beard oil. Make sure you order yours on Barba Brada and follow our tips. First of all, the length of your beard will dictate how much oil you need to use. You don't need to use too much - a small amount can go a long way. An average beard needs no more than 10 drops per day, which means a 30ml bottle can last about 2 months. To better guide you, I've summarized my recommendations in the table below:

  • No beard - 1 month
  • 3 - 4 drops
  • 1 month - 4 months
  • 4 - 8 drops
  • 4 - 12 months
  • 8 - 12 drops
  • 12+ months
  • 12 or more drops


How to dispense the beard oil

Typically, beard oil comes in bottles ranging from 5 to 50ml. Each brand uses different caps or dropper systems. Barba Brada beard bottles have an internal flow reducer that not only makes it easier to distribute the oil, but also helps preserve its beneficial properties for longer by not exposing it to external elements.

To distribute the oil just turn the bottle upside down and wait a second for the drops to leak out - there is no need to shake or hit the bottle. The aim is to distribute just as much as you need. Make sure you close the lid right after usage - to prevent the contamination of your oil. 

How to apply to the beard

Now that you have our fantastic oil in the palm of your hand, you'll want to spread it evenly on your palms and fingers to make distribution easier (for a 12+ month beard, spread it on the palm of your hand is ideal). Then apply and massage the oil onto the skin and move to the tips. Don't forget the moustache area too!

As always, I recommend applying the oil after a hot shower while the pores are open and the hair the cleanest. That way you can distribute it even better and end up spending less.

If you still have some oil on your hands, spread it on your elbows, face, or hair. Our beard oils are also designed to make skin healthy - and healthy skin results in a healthy beard.

This is also the ideal time, if the size justifies it, to comb and trim your beard. The comb will help to distribute the oil even better over the beard.

How frequently you should apply

Deep down, it's always up to you. Personally (with a 6-month beard with a few cuts here and there), I wear it daily, twice a day, once after the bath, and once at night. My skin is quite dry, and my beard is quite wild. If your skin is more mixed, or if your beard is shorter, you probably don't need to use that much.
The fragrance of beard oils that use natural essential oils don't last as long as typical synthetic ones. The aroma is more intense when you apply it, and then it gradually fades. You also have to take into account that your nose adjusts to the fragrance, so you don't notice it as much (as in perfumes). You can also check with someone else, if you feel that the arama has faded, before applying a few more drops of oil!

ML;NL (Muito Longo; Não Li)

Watch our video on how to apply beard oil. Apply between 4 - 12 drops to your wet beard. Comb. Conquer the world.