DIY: Beard Balm

Remember our Beard oil post.  Pretty simple huh? Just combine carrier oils with desired essential oils shake and go!  Well beard balm is almost as easy but we are adding some bee wax to solidify the end result and contribute to some styling hold.

What’s beard balm and what’s it all about?
Beard balm is another beard care product that is perfect for both making your beard softer and styling it.

So, what do I choose? Beard oil or beard balm?

Keep in mind that this doesn’t mean that beard balm replaces beard oil but it’s more like a great addition to your beard care kit if you want to soften your mane and shape it while keeping it naturally soft.

Yes, naturally soft as opposed to using beard wax.

More specifically, beard wax is mainly used for styling and some waxes give a bit of unnatural hold -depending always on the actual product. Therefore, the beard balm falls right in between beard oil and beard wax both in terms of softening your beard and styling it.

But let’s talk about what beard balm consists of.

Most all natural beard balm recipes are made of four types of ingredients.

Beeswax
Butters
Carrier oils
Essential oils
If you remember from the beard oil recipes that we discussed in a previous article, a beard oil is a mix of carrier and essentials oil. Now, with the beard balm recipe, you need to add two more ingredients.

If you or the man in your life is the proud owner of a beard, you may already know that beard hair can be coarse, bushy, dry and tough to tame.

This beeswax-based balm helps maintain the luster of coarse facial hair, making beard grooming more manageable. Beard balm makes a wonderful gift and is also fabulous for unruly eyebrows and mustaches.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp. beeswax
  • 4 Tbsp. apricot kernel oil
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 2-3 drops clary sage essential oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Melt beeswax in a double boiler, or in a small glass jar set inside a pot of warm water.
  2. Once wax has cooled, but is still liquid, stir in oils.
  3. Pour mixture into a jar or tin and cool completely.
  4. Rub balm onto hair at the roots and work through to ends with a comb.

Why would you want to make your own beard balm?
That’s a very good question…

I think that there are essentially four reasons why you would want to make your own beard balm recipe.

Save money
Most beard balms that are available on the market cost between $10 and $30 for 1oz to 4oz.

Making a beard balm at home will surely save you some money. But this was something you already thought about.

Let’s get to the calculations then and understand what I’m saying.

Say that you want to make the most basic beard balm recipe which requires only a few ingredients. For the sake of argument, we assume that these are beeswax, shea butter, argan oil, sweet almond oil and tea tree oil.

Another simple recipe could be the following:

1 tablespoon of beeswax
1.5 teaspoon of shea butter
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon of argan oil
4 drops of tea tree oil
This beard balm recipe gives you approx. 3oz worth of product.

All these ingredients would cost you a total of around $35.38.

Have you thought how much beard balm can these ingredients make?

If you use the entire volume of all the ingredients, you can easily end up with 30oz of beard balm!

$35.38 for 30oz beard balm…

Cost of 30oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
, even if you buy the cheapest beard balm that is available on amazon, for 30oz worth of product you’ll end up paying a bit below than $195.00…!!!

Now, comparing it again with the Honest Amish beard balm in a 2oz can, the cost of making your own beard balm with beeswax -and put in a 2oz can, would a bit above $2.

Cost per oz – DIY beard balm recipe Vs retail beard balm
How does a homemade beard balm sound to you now?

 

Additional Recipes

Manly Recipe

2 tbsp Beeswax
3 tbsp Shea butter
3 tsp Jojoba oil
2 tsp Sunflower oil
3 drops tea tree oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

O.R.E.O Woodland Balm

2 Tbsp beeswax, coarsely chopped
2 Tbsp shea butter
1 Tbsp cocoa butter
3 tsp jojoba oil
2 tsp rosehip oil
4 drops Siberian Fir
4-8 drops cedar essential oil
1 drop rosemary essential oil

Basic Beard balm recipe

2 tbsp of beeswax
4 tbsp of coconut oil
2 tbsp of shea butter
5 tbsp of almond oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil

Spiky Frank balm recipe

1/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
2 tablespoons cacao butter
2 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
20 drops Spikenard
14 drops Frankincense
5 drops Clove

OREO balm recipe

Woodsy Yet Sweet
2 tbsp of beeswax
2 tbsp of jojoba oil
1 tbsp of shea butter
1 tbsp of rosehip oil
4-5 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
8 drops of Siberian Fir essential oil
6 drops of Balance blend essential oil
4 drops of Frankincense essential oil
2 drops of Rosemary essential oil
2 drops of Bergamot essential oil

 

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