Seems like something happened to time in 2016 because honestly, how is it NOVEMBER already??? OK, it’s not like I mind it, as it means that soon I can legally listen to Christmas music (although I’ve been shamelessly doing it since early October – please don’t judge me!). But more importantly, it means that Movember is here – and no, that’s not a typo.
This month is all about men’s health. Movember is a movement that raises awareness of cancer prevention, the importance of regular screenings, and shines light on mental health issues – which, to be honest, is a topic people tend to neglect, but it’s so, so important. You can read more about the movement and get involved here
So it’s a noble cause, and an easy task: no shaving – just let that moustache/beard grow all through Movember. An to help all of you participating keeping your Mo or beard nice and groomed, here’s a DIY beard oil that’s easy to make. And it’s a perfect Christmas gift for those who will get to like the razor-free life and decide to keep that Stache even after Movember.
What you’ll need:
- 5 ml (0.3 oz) grape seed oil
- 5 ml (17 oz) jojoba oil
- 3 drops Ylang-Ylang oil
- 2 drops Cedarwood oil
- 3 drops Bergamot oil
- A small container, an empty essential oil glass will do just fine
- Pour everything into your glass in the same order as listed above – maybe use a small funnel for this step.
- Close the vial and shake-shake-shake!
- If it’s a gift, you can download the label I made here, print it out, cut it, and glue it one the glass, and it’s all done!
How to apply: Take 2-3 drops of the oil, rub it between your palms, and then apply to your beard or moustache.
That’s it, the key to majestic facial hair! And dear male friends, acquaintances, strangers: please, let go of gender stereotypes, and look after your health. And of course, let’s grow those splendid beards and moustaches! A happy Movember to you!