If you have a rebellious beard, you definitely need a beard balm.
It provides a great fixation to the beard without making it hard but it also nourishes facial hair.
The only downside of buying beard balm is that even a tiny container is quite expensive but here I will show you how to make a great beard balm at home for a lot less money.
Ingredients for homemade beard balm
These are the ingredients that can be used for this type of great beard styling product: Beeswax, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, shea butter and tea tree essential oil.
You do not have to stick exactly to these ingredients and you can perfectly substitute the carrier oils or butter for other natural oils that you like more, for example jojoba oil, grape seed oil or even argan oil, but the ingredients on the top give you a good basic recipe to get started.
The following DIY beard balm recipe is easy to follow and also you can play a lot with the proportions of each ingredient since you do not have to be “super exact” with the amounts.
Nevertheless, you have to take a little care with the beeswax because if you use more than what is actually needed, the final result will be very waxy.
All of the ingredients can be very easily found online or at any health store and the products you will buy to make your homemade recipe will last you very long, so you will be able to make your beard balm for a very long period of time and even create some to offer as a present.
Ok, we are not telling you to start a business creating beard balms, so just relax and let’s get started with the Ingredients.
- 1 spoonful of beeswax.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
- 2 tablespoons of almond oil.
- 1 spoon of shea butter.
- 15 drops of any essential oil you like.
Good essential oils for hair and even hair growth are rosemary essential oil, peppermint oil and others. If you want your beard balm to smell nice, you can add any essential oil with a scent you like. Personally, I like citrus and woodsy essential oils like cedarwood and sandalwood essential oils but Vetiver essential oil does also have an attractive, manly and earthy scent.
You need to mix all of the ingredients together EXCEPT for the essential oil by gently warming them, but you have to be careful while mixing because the ingredients do not need much heat to melt.
Keep them on low heat and stir well to avoid overheating. When all the ingredients are completely melted, remove the bowl from the fire and add the essential oils.
When everything gets well mixed and becomes like a liquid, the mixture is ready to be put it in the jar. You just need to be very careful while pouring as the mixture is hot and can easily burn you.
Once you have the balm in the container, wait for it to cool down and solidify. You do not need to put it in the fridge. Once it’s cool and solid, you have a top quality home-made beard balm, that simple!
So, there you have it, a quality DIY beard balm as an alternative to market beard balms for all of those bearded men who do not want to rely only on commercial products.
Your homemade product smells great, has a semi solid/creamy texture and best of all, you have the choice to customize it with the fragrances of your own preference.
Therefore, with the ingredients you will need to buy in the first place to make your beard balm, you will have enough ingredients to create more than just one beard balm of different scents for any time that you want to get energized and start your day with a different scented beard balm and not the same one for every single day.