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This homemade beard balm is simple to make. It has been tested and given a huge thumbs up as being highly favorable to beard oil.
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Homemade Beard Balm
Beards are all the rage these days. As a result, beard oil and beard balm have become very popular. I discovered that my brother, who has a beard (a red beard, like my dad) had become very fond of beard oil. So, I thought I might as well try making homemade beard oil and homemade beard balm. I figured if he’s going to buy it then he may as well buy from his sister, right? Well, that is if I could get it right.
Speaking of beards, my dad always had a beard. Well, except for that one time that he shaved it and my mom thought he looked ridiculous, ha! 😉 But…it reminds me of something I used to say when I was young. When people would ask me where I got my red hair (as they often did), I always said, “from my dad’s beard”. It made perfect sense to me, so I used to say it with a pretty straight face. I can’t remember if I was actually serious or if I really meant it as a joke but, either way, people used to get a kick out of it.
On top of that, when someone called me a carrot top, I used to say, “carrot tops are green”. Well…I thought it was funny. I have a friend who doesn’t find it funny at all. In any case, it always distracted the bully, or confused them, I’m not sure which. Either way, it prevented any further ‘attacks’.
Funny enough, I don’t remember being teased a lot as a red-headed kid. I think because I used humor to avoid possible teasing situations. Or maybe kids were in the know about redheads and their fiery tempers.
Anyhow, enough about me. Let’s get back to beard balm.
Homemade beard balm wins, hands down!
So I attempted to make homemade beard oil. I gave it to my brother to try. He liked it and he asked me to make him some more. I asked him if he wanted to try beard balm. He didn’t seem too interested but I decided to make him homemade beard oil as well as some homemade beard balm to try. I’m glad I did. He loved the homemade beard balm. It was definitely the winner, no question.
He loved the way he was able to style his beard and the way it felt on his beard. I figure it is probably due to the beeswax, because that’s really the only difference when it comes to making beard oil or beard balm.
Let’s get to the recipe, shall we?
- 1 tbsp beeswax
- 2 tbsp shea butter
- 4 tsp argan oil
- 4 tsp jojoba oil
- 4 tsp fractionated coconut oil liquid coconut oil, cold-pressed
- 2 drops lime essential oil
- 8 drops pine essential oil
Add beeswax and shea butter to a double boiler. You can do this by placing a stainless steel bowl on top of a pot of boiling water. Leave the beeswax and the shea butter in the bowl until they liquify.
Once they liquify, turn off the heat but leave the bowl on top of the pot and add the liquid oils.
Pour in the essential oils.
Pour this mixture into a jar and let it cool and harden.
*Your beard balm will be ready to use within a few hours.
*I recommend using a wooden spoon (or something similar) to scoop out the beard balm as using your fingers could introduce bacteria to the balm.
*I also recommend using organic ingredients as much as possible.
*You can use cedarwood essential oil instead of pine for an equally manly smell.
Where I buy my ingredients
I am very frugal. My mom taught me well. I always hunt down the best products for the best price. Here is a list of what I used and where I bought it. I provide links (from Well.ca or Amazon) to show you the products and so you can buy them online if you like.
- Organic beeswax – Amazon
- Organic shea butter – Well.ca
- Argan oil – Amazon
- Jojoba oil – Amazon
- Fractionated coconut oil – local grocery store (Superstore)
- Lime essential oil – Amazon
- Pine essential oil – Amazon
Please share if you know someone who would love this recipe. Thanks! 🙂
Have you tried making homemade beard oil or homemade beard balm? What manly-smelling combination of essential oils do you like?
Be happy, stay healthy! 🙂