We have reached the point in our lives where gift giving is hard. The small things we need, we just pick up as needed. The things we want or need are fairly large ticket items that you would want to pick out yourselves for such a big investment. So what do you get your man for fathers day? I need to put in some effort more to help the kids make / do something for their dad. So here is an easy but practical fathers day gift idea. DIY beard oil.
If your man has a beard, he will love this oil. Apparently (I don’t have a beard so…) it makes the beard softer, more manageable, and moisturizes the skin which reduces itch.
So lets talk essential oils. There are a lot of experts out there. I have no loyalties any brands. I buy what I think smells good and help me. To make your own beard oil you will need 3 things.
- A Bottle. Any size will work, I like the amber glass bottles with eye droppers but it’s not necessary. I like smaller bottles so you can experiment with scents and not get stuck with something you don’t love.
- Carrier oil. Basically it waters down the strong oils for your skin. You can use coconut oil (although it would be more a balm at room temperature), vitamin E oils, Argan oil, or jojoba. Whatever you have on hand will work.
- Essential Oils – there is no wrong choice here. I used peppermint and lemongrass (and debated lavender). Great combinations include coconut oil with peppermint.
Directions: Add a couple drops of oil and warm it up by rubbing your hands together. Apply throughout the beard and brush hairs into place.
You could add a custom made label or just add a simple sticker to keep it simple.
I am sharing this post as part of the Craft Lightning Fathers Day group which is hosted by The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts with Guest Host Danielle with Busy Mom’s Helper. Now you can click on this link to see what other fun Craft Lightening Fathers day Crafts are out there!
** This project was featured at Fave Crafts and I would love your vote. Please go to this post and comment with your favorite fathers day project. Every comment is an entry for a prize. They also have a ton of great projects you will want to check out.