Beard Oil (Rosemary)

Luscious Hair OIL and Beard Oil before straining

I live in a very dry climate. When that is combined with menopause the impact on my hair becomes significant. Most men lack a self care/personal grooming routine. The ideas that skin, hair, beards etc. need regular preventative care may not come to mind. A simple homemade beard oil can make a dramatic change in facial hair appearance, leaving it shiny, smooth, more attractive, and less brittle. The right combination of herbs can soften , clean/disinfect, nourish, and stimulate hair growth. This oil will also have an impact on skin by repairing damage. You will notice a reduction in dryness flakes, fine lines and wrinkles too.

Base Oil Infusion Ingredients

nettle, rosemary EO, nutmeg, yarrow, cardamon, fennel, calendula, thyme EO, juniper, sage, lemon peel, oregano. Organic US olive oil.

Carrier Oil Choices

seseame apricot oil, almond oil, castor oil, vitamin E oil, rose hip oil avocado oil, argan oil

essential fatty acids like evening primrose oil, flax oil or borage seed oil

Scent

orange, thyme, juniper, rosemary essential oils

DIRECTIONS

1)Make 1/2 cup of oil infusion choosing some combination from the suggested list above. You can use fresh or dried plants. Let infuse for no more than 4 weeks before strainin

2)Make a 1 cup mixture of carrier oils using the suggested list above for ideas.

3)Measure out 2 tBSP of fatty acids

4)Choose 5 drops of essential oil

5)Mix all of the ingredients together. Bottle and shake well before using.

If you would like more of a paste you can experiment by adding small amounts of melted beeswax or shea butter and testing a bit on a spoon placed in the freezer until you get the desired texture.

Apply in the morning after showering and drying off.

I have to overwinter my rosemary in the house. It currently lives in my kitchen and seems to be pretty happy there but I have to remember to water it.

Rosemarinus is an evergreen shrub in the mint family, cultivated worldwide for its aromatic leaves. It can vary in size and shape depending on the variety. Some cultivars appear as small bushes, while others trail over low walls. Look for ash colored scaly bark on the numerous lengthy branches. The leaves are 1 inch long and very narrow, leathery, dark green on top, and downy white underneath. You will notice a prominent central vein and margins with rolled down edges. The plant produces lots of small delicate two lipped, blue flowers at its tips. Rosemary likes dry sandy soil, lots of sun and a warm/temperate climate. It will tolerate the the drought of the dessert better than cold, snowy winter.

The volatile oils in rosemary are very stimulating in the body, moving blood and stagnation. They help to increase liver function and the production of bile. This plant raises blood pressure and increases circulation. It increases metabolism and the processing of sugar and fats.

Parts used: Leaves

Energetics/Taste:Warming, spicy, bitter and drying

Element:Fire

Contraindications:Avoid therapeutic doses during pregnancy. Large doses can cause poisoning.

Published by blackbirdsbackyard

My backyard botanical pharmacy is located in Boulder Colorado. I began studying herbal medicinewhen I was 12 years old. In college I studied subjects like anthropology, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, After graduation I decided to go to midwifery school. I attended births and had a small practice until I retired early in order to be a mother full time. I have always had an herb garden, gathered plants and made my own healing formulas with plants. Over the last 30 years there have been many teachers and I have attended dozens of workshops. I am one of those people who is always reading, studying and learning. In 2019 I was called to practice as an herbalist professionally, using "plant spirit medicine" and bio-energetic ( 5 element)healing techniques. I feel that there is a big need in the community for my skills and talents. I hope to inspire others to start their own backyard pharmacies as a solution to species extinction and the healthcare crisis in America. Healing has also become a spiritual practice and way for me to feel balanced and connected with nature. I consult with clients in person, teach classes (adults and kids), give tours of my garden and offer apprenticeships. Health, joy, meaning, and support are everyone's birthright.

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