Lumber sexual. Beard appeal. According to Pinterest: a passport to awesome. Chances are probably higher than ever that you have someone close to you that is rocking a beard. And if you are close enough to this person, perhaps you’ve learned just how much work a good beard can be. I know I have! My husband loves his beard – a more recent addition to his appearance that he now lives and dies for. Before my husband grew his beard, I thought beards were low maintenance. Sure, you obviously would have the food debris issue, but I never really thought about washing, conditioning, or styling a beard. (I guess it’s like scalp care for those with no hair. You don’t suddenly ignore your scalp, do you?)
Now, however, I am much wiser in the ways of the beard.
I’ve learned (read: been taught) all about beard oils, balms, waxes, and even the different combs and brushes. Much like women’s cosmetics, beard products can be quite pricey, and some of them are laden with extra (often toxic) junk.
Making a beard balm or beard wax requires three necessary components:
Always look for organic, raw, unrefined, sustainably-sourced beeswax.
Always seek organic, raw, sustainably-sourced, and unrefined (or refined as little as possible) butters.
Always source organic, cold-pressed carrier oils.
Always use high quality, sustainably-sourced, organic &/or wild harvested essential oils.
There are many amazing and natural beard products out there (like Jess’s Pronounce Skincare Beard Balm), but you definitely don’t want to be slathering your beard (or your man’s beard) with a poor quality product.
This beard balm is fun to create and easy to put together no matter what experience level you have with making personal care products. Feel free to experiment and play with your ingredients until you find your own personal sweet spot.
It’s always great to know where your products come from. It’s even better when you make your own products. And It’s the best when you can surprise someone else with a personal care product that you made just for them!
My extra hold beard balm recipe below has pretty strong hold, but if you want a softer balm, just lessen the amount of beeswax in the recipe.
DIY All-Natural, Extra Hold Beard Balm (5.5OZ)
- Prepare container(s) on counter (ensure they’re clean, dry, and open/learn more about safely creating personal skincare products here). Meanwhile, in a double boiler (or a heat prof bowl set in a pot with a few inches of water) over medium heat, combine all ingredients except the essential oils.
- Stir until the ingredients have melted, about 5-7 minutes.
- Once melted, remove from stove and add essential oils (start with 2-4 drops and work up from there based on how strong you want the scent to be).
- Pour the balm into the prepared containers and allow to set until hard (about 30 minutes-1 hour). Do not cover/seal the container until the balm has cooled completely.
See, super easy! right?
Not feeling particularly DIYish?
Simply not enough hours in the day? Pinning more than you could ever tackle these days? No worries. I have got you covered.
Please, head on over to my Pronounce Skincare Shop where I sell fantastic Beard Balms!
While you are there, please look around at all of my other skincare creations. I love making them for my family and for you!