Essential oils


Nut Oils 

Our products are made with natural nut oils like Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil, these nut oils are all natural but should be avoided if you have a nut allergy and are aware of any reactions. 


Fragrance Oils 

Fragrance oils are synthetic derived scents and can be found in our novelty beard oil range. The dilution of fragrance oil with our natural ingredients is generally 1 - 5% so is fairly low. Fragrance Oils are generally consider safe and are used in a wide range of cosmetics. They can cause allergens in some people, we have not had any reported cases of this occurring but If you experience any symptoms like a redness or itchiness, Stop using the product immediately. If you have trouble with  using things like colognes then fragrance oils may not be for you and you may want to stick with our Essential Oil range of beard oil. 


Essential Oils 

Essential oils are usually extracted by distillation, often by using steam. These are used in beard products, cosmetics, soaps, candles and other natural products. These oils are highly concentrated and should not be used without first being diluted in carrier oils. We dilute all our essential oils to acceptable levels to ensure they produce a great scent but are also safe. Their are many health benefits from essential oils some of these are Reducing ingrown hairs, acne, and inflammation.

We use a range of essential oils for our products here at lejonjon. The Essential oils we use are all natural and they are generally considered safe and although rare, can have adverse effects which could be through allergy's or pregnancies. 

Essential Oils that may react with direct sunlight.

  • Bergamot 
  • Grapefruit 
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Bitter Orange
  • Cumin 

The above essential oils can react in direct sunlight the same as fresh lemon juice can e.g if your going to lay in the sun for a long period of time.


Essential Oils to Avoid During Pregnancy

Please do not use any of the below if your partner is pregnant Highlighted in red are essentials we use in some of our products. 

  • Arnica 
  • Basil 
  • Birch 
  • Bitter almond 
  • Boldo leaf 
  • Broom
  • Buchu 
  • Calamus 
  • Camphor 
  • Cassia 
  • Cedarwood 
  • Chervil 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Clary sage 
  • Clove 
  • Coriander 
  • Costus 
  • Deertongue 
  • Elecampane 
  • Fennel 
  • Horseradish 
  • Hyssop 
  • Jaborandi leaf 
  • Juniper berry 
  • Melilotus 
  • Mugwort 
  • Mustard 
  • Nutmeg 
  • Origanum 
  • Parsley
  • Pennyroyal 
  • Pine 
  • Rosemary 
  • Rue 
  • Sassafras 
  • Savin 
  • Savory 
  • Tansy 
  • Thyme red 
  • Tonka 
  • Wintergreen 
  • Wormwood


Essential Oils in the First Trimester

These shouldn't be used in the early stages of pregnancies, they can potentially cause contractions or adversely affect your baby in his/her early days. More research is needed in this are but it is better to be safe than sorry. Many of these are used in candles and skincare products so please be aware of this. 


Essential Oils in the Second and Third Trimesters 

In these stages some essential oils are safe to use because your baby is more developed. 

Essential oils that are safe for use in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy include:


  • Bergamot
  • Roman chamomile
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Neroli
  • Patchouli
  • Petitgrain
  • Rose Otto
  • Rosewood
  • Sandalwood
  • Sweet orange
  • Tea tree
  • Ylang ylang