A few years ago I made my husband, then boyfriend, some beard oil because he was complaining that his beard was getting itchy. He’s gone through a few bottles and it’s worked well. But sometimes he wants something that can be used for styling/taming.
That’s where the beard balm comes in. I wanted a mixture that would moisturize his beard while also taming the facial hair. I came up with a pretty standard combination of ingredients used in lotions and moisturizers. Then I used doTERRA Balance essential oil for scent. The woody smell is wonderful and it’s supposed to promote calmness and relaxation. I don’t know if that works, but it’s a nice thought because he’s a busy busy man.
Beard Balm Supplies
- 1oz Beeswax
- Small container
- 2oz Raw coconut oil
- 1.5oz African Shea Butter
- 10 drops essential oils (not pictured)
- Candle Making Pot (not pictured)
Step 1: combine beard balm ingredients in pot
Portion out your ingredients and combine them all into the candle making pot.
Step 2: melt the ingredients
Put the pot on the stove on medium heat and let it all melt.
This is when you want to add the essential oil. Stir well.
Step 3: pour out the beard oil
Pour the mixture into a small container and let it harden. It will probably take about an hour to harden completely.
When ready, get a little bit of the balm on your hands to soften it up. Then rub hands together and apply to beard.
My husband’s feedback:
- I love the consistency
- It smells good and not too strong
- Works well
I’ll take it!
Hope you enjoy it! As always, I’d love to heard your feedback.
This tutorial is part of The Craft Challenge 2017. The ladies listed below are all contributors and have their own unique tutorial to share with you! Take some time and check out their June craft projects.
Links will be updated to their tutorials when their posts are available.