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Rosemary Oil For Beard Growth: Benefits and How To Use

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Hey guys, today we are going to tell you something that will blow your mind. Rosemary oil can help with beard growth.

Yes we know, we always say that beard oils don’t help with beard growth and that is true, but there are some oils that can help you grow a better beard quicker and rosemary oil is one of them.

Rosemary oil is one of those rare oils with amazing properties that help your beard grow faster and thicker.

This is because according to studies it stimulates the hair follicles and strengthens the roots.

The key ingredient in rosemary oil is called rosmarinic acid and it helps fight bacteria, making it a perfect addition to your daily routine for a healthy beard. 

But before we go into more detail about the benefits of rosemary oil, let’s talk about what rosemary oil is.

What is Rosemary oil?

Rosemary oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the rosemary plant, which is mainly used for medical purposes.

Rosemary oil has a long history of medicinal usage and its properties can calm you and enhance cognitive performance.

Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus) is a herb that belongs to the mint family of Lamiaceae, that grows in many regions all over the world, but mainly on the Mediterranean.  

It has been used since prehistoric times by the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Different cultures have different beliefs about this herb, but if we are to look at it from the modern point of view, rosemary has been mostly used for culinary purposes and for its health benefits.   

Its main ingredients are α -Pinene, 1,8-Cineol, Camphor, Limonene, Camphene, and Linalool.

The extraction process is pretty simple, the leaves are getting dried and then distilled by using the “steam process”. During the steam process, the steam is passed through the herb, which results in essential oil. The temperature of the steam should not be either too hot or too cold at about 35C. When distillation is finished the essential oil gets separated from water and other components of the herb.  

The scent of rosemary oil is strong and herbaceous, which means it has a fresh scent.

Rosemary oil has many medicinal properties that include treating respiratory disorders, treating pain in muscles and joints, enhancing blood circulation, preventing degenerative disorders of the nervous system, antioxidant properties, and of course stimulating beard growth.

But what are some of the benefits of Rosemary oil for beards?

What is Rosemary Oil

Benefits of Rosemary oil for beards

Apart from stimulating beard growth (that we are going to talk about in more detail in the next section) this essential oil can give you a variety of other great benefits:

Anti-inflammatory properties

α -Pinene which is one of the main ingredients in rosemary oil has the ability to reduce the inflammation of the skin underneath your beard and mucous membranes.

This is one of the properties that makes rosemary oil great for treating dry skin and dermatitis. 

Antioxidant activity

Camphene which makes up about 4 -7% of rosemary oil is rich in antioxidants which can help fight free radicals.

This is also one of the reasons why this essential oil is great for stimulating beard growth because free radicals got the ability to block hair follicles which results in slower hair growth.

Antibacterial and antiseptic properties  

1,8-Cineol, α -Pinene, and Camphene- which are some of the main ingredients in rosemary oil make it a powerful element to combat bacteria and fungus problems.

These both are common causes of skin infections which can result in slower beard growth so if you have a problem with it rosemary oil will help you solve it.

Fights beardruff

With all these anti-microbial and antiseptic properties, rosemary essential oil will help you fight the symptoms of beard dandruff. Bearded men should obviously treat their skin well and make sure it is clean, but rosemary oil can offer an extra protection shield.

Rosemary oil for beard growth

Now comes the part you have been waiting for, and it is time to talk about the main reason you are here: Rosemary oil and facial hair growth.

So, your first question is probably, are there any studies that prove that rosemary oil can stimulate facial hair growth?

And the answer to that question is yes!

There is this 2015 study where rosemary oil was tested along with minoxidil for the treatment of androgenic alopecia.

The patients that participated in this study were split up into two groups and half of them were treated with 2% minoxidil while the other half was treated with rosemary oil for 6 months.

After the first three months, there was not a big difference in the hair count of the patients of neither group. But after 6 months the number of hairs in both groups increased significantly. Also, the group that used rosemary oil had lower scalp itching rates compared to patients in the minoxidil group. Based on these results, rosemary oil is effective because it stimulates hair growth without causing some of the common side effects by using 2% minoxidil.

Rosemary oil prevents a testosterone byproduct to attack your hair follicles and cause hair loss and this is how it promotes beard growth.


Another study showed that rosemary oil can increase blood circulation.

As we have said many times increased blood flow can have a very good effect on hair follicles.

This happens because increased blood flow brings more nutrients and oxygen which are two elements that help hair follicles grow faster.

Rosemary oil can also reduce stress. There have been a couple of studies with young adults sniffing rosemary oil. The studies showed that after sniffing rosemary oil their stress levels were significantly lower.

Stress levels have a huge impact on our health, especially when it comes to testosterone.

High-stress levels cause a huge decrease in testosterone and this is something that can have a big impact on your beard growth.

If you are stressed out, then the last thing you want is to lose the progress you have already made with your beard right? Rosemary oil can help reduce stress levels (you will be sniffing it all day when it sits on your beard) so it will have an indirect benefit when it comes to helping your beard.

You should take these studies with a grain of salt because a couple of studies do not prove a lot, but it is still worth mentioning.

Ok, rosemary oil must be awesome for my beard but are there any side effects?

Like all essential oils, rosemary oil can have some side effects and we are going to talk about them now.

Rosemary Oil for beard Side Effects

The first side effect has to do with the skin.

You should not apply rosemary oil directly to your skin.

The reason is that it can cause some irritation and also because rosemary oil has an allergic reaction potential.

So you should always mix it with a carrier oil, like coconut or jojoba oil. You should also test it on your skin for allergies before you apply it to the whole beard.

Another side effect is when you digest it.

Rosemary oil is relatively safe in small quantities (the rosemary you put on food contains a small amount of rosemary oil). But in higher quantities, it can cause stomach issues.

One of the most common side effects is vomiting, but there have also been cases of allergy and breathing difficulties when ingesting rosemary oil.

So you should avoid sipping your bottle of rosemary oil.

Rosemary oil

How to use rosemary oil on your facial hair

Like all other essential oils, the only way to use rosemary oil on your beard is to mix it with carrier oils like sweet almond oil or argan oil and then gently massage it to your beard.

The best results can be achieved when you mix one-third of the rosemary oil with 2/3 of carrier oil.

Here is a simple DIY beard oil recipe:

Meditteranean Growth Beard Mix

50ml of Olive oil

50ml of Avocado oil

30 ml of Rosemary oil

All you have to do is mix all the oils together and then use them on your beard.


Conclusion paragraph: With all of these benefits to using rosemary oil for your beard, it’s time to give it a try. We know what you’re thinking—you don’t want another product in your bathroom cabinet that looks like an ancient remedy from Granny Smith! But this one is different, and we have a feeling that now you know more about its many uses and benefits, you will be hooked on the new “it-boy cure-all.” So get over there and hit those comments with your thoughts and let us know if you also think that rosemary oil is the new go-to for your beard.

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