While the carrier oils are known for "diluting" essential oils, they have amazing properties which help moisturize your skin and hair. Carrier oils can assist repairing dry, flaky skin underneath your beard, help cleaning the skin thus helping with irritated skin and acne. They also help keeping your beard soft by soaking up into the dry brittle hairs of your facial hair.
Pure essential oils are extremely concentrated which could make them too strong to apply undiluted. Essential oils are what give the beard oil its signature scent and will evaporate rather quickly by themselves. Carrier oils do not evaporate or have a strong aroma, making them the perfect for reducing the concentration of essential oils without changing the aromatic qualities of the essential oils.
Carrier oils vary widely in their consistency, absorption, aroma, shelf life, and other characteristics. Several carrier oils can be blended to change their properties, and are an essential quality of beard oil.
Below is a list of the current carrier oils use in the line of Thrice Beard Oils with a bit of helpful info on each.
Jojoba Oil: Jojoba Oil is popular for removing everyday residue from hair without drying it out and also acting as a natural moisturizer due to the natural presence of Vitamin E in Jojoba oil. Making your beard soft, manageable without a greasy feel or shine.
Argan Oil: Argan oil is great for dry, itchy and irritated skin due to its skin moisturizing properties. Keeping the skin underneath your beard clean and moisturized is just as important as managing your beard.
Grapeseed Oil: Grapeseed oil is another great carrier oil high in Vitamin E which helps dry and brittle hair restore to its natural strength and shine. Grapeseed oil also helps lock in moisture into your hair follicles preventing split ends and dry, coarse hair.
Sweet Almond Oil: Sweet Almond Oil is a lightweight carrier oil that can easily penetrate the skin, softening and removing dirt and grime that has accumulated in the pores underneath your beard. Keeping your skin clean and moisturized is a key factor in reducing skin itching and irritation.
Emu Oil: Emu Oil is a lightweight and fast penetrating carrier oil which absorbs quickly into your skin and hair. Clogged pores from harsh chemicals, dirt and grime can prevent hair growth simply because the follicles growing cannot penetrate the buildup on your skin underneath your beard. Emu oil has natural fatty acids which are essential for strengthening and moisturizing your beard as well.
Sunflower Oil: Sunflower oil is a lightweight carrier oil packed with natural antioxidants that help soften your facial hair and give it a nice subtle shine. Sunflower oil is fast absorbing into your beard to help manage those stray wild hairs while combating dry brittle hair.
Fractionated Coconut Oil: Is a great addition to any beard oil. Not only is it great for nourishing your facial hair because of its fast absorbing properties, Fractionating Coconut Oil increases your beard oils shelf life by removing LCT (long chain triglycerides) leaving only MCT (medium chain triglycerides) thus making it a completely saturated oil.