Spoiler alert: I don’t have a beard. Therefore, I don’t have a direct need for this beard balm. However, I do know humans with beards that could definitely put this beard balm to good use. Beard balm is a super easy DIY recipe that makes a great gift and shows your bearded-human that you care. Scroll down to learn how to make beard balm at home! And if your loved one decides to go sans beard, you could make them this after shave spray instead!
What you need
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- Natural vegetable wax extracted from the Candelilla plant
- Rich in nutrients and prevents moisture loss in scalp and hair
- You can substitute beeswax here if you don’t require this to be a vegan beard balm
- Highly moisturizing
- Rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids, it works to reduce inflammation and protect from free radicals
- Has antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties
- Stimulates hair growth
- A natural hair conditioner
- Combats hair loss and reduces dandruff
- Promotes hair growth
- Prevents dandruff and/or hair loss
- Helps to regulate oil production
- Promotes healthy, shiny hair
- Provides skin purifying benefits
- Helps to balance oily skin and reduce acne marks and blemishes
- I snagged these reusable tin round containers from Amazon (linked here)
- I also repurposed a glass jar for the initial stages of the recipe, make sure both of your containers are heat-safe
How to make
- Fill a lidded pot halfway with water and place on medium-low heat
- While the water warms, grab your air-tight container and get ready to add:
- 1 tbsp Candelilla wax, 1 tsp Castor oil and 1.5 tbsps Coconut oil
- Stir to combine
- Now, add cap and add to the pot of warmed water until wax melts (mine took about 5 minutes)
- You’ll know it’s fully melted when there are no wax chunks visible (be careful, the mixture is extremely hot!)
- Now, unscrew the lid on your air-tight container and pour in the waxy mixture
- Next, add 10 drops each of Cedarwood and Bergamot essential oils
- Stir to combine. Work quickly while the waxy mixture is still hot
- Allow to cool. You’ll know it’s cooled when it appears opaque and the container is no longer warm to the touch (mine cooled in 15 minutes or so)
- Add lid and you’re done!
Ways to use
- To apply, get a fingertip-sized amount of the balm and spread throughout the beard as desired
- This will nourish and smooth the beard and help with the overall health of the skin as well
- Beard balm makes a great gift for your favorited bearded-human!
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