So you want to get into the balm game, do you? Awesome! We’d love to help. Beard Balm is made from essentially three ingredients, wax, coconut oil, and shea butter. In my opinion, what separates a good batch of balm from a mediocre batch is the wax. I personally choose beeswax as the benefits are almost too long to count, but I’ll try anyway!
The Benefits of Beeswax
- provides long-term moistuzation, does not easily dry or wash away like petroleum based products
- smells so good you want to eat it
- anti-allergenic & anti inflammatory
- helps heal minor cuts, abrasions, scraps, and wounds
- has the same benefits when it is applied to your skin, as when it is applied to your hair
- 100% natural, no chemicals!
- helps promote hair growth
I source all my beeswax from a local Apiary in Ontario, Canada. The wax can change the colour of your product and can also significantly increase or lower the overall quality of your finished product. I suggest making balm in small batches as it is a great way of ensuring consistency and quality. It also helps when you first start, as everyone makes some mistakes!
A simple Recipe
- 1 Cup of Coconut Oil
- 1 Cup of Shea Butter
- 1/2 Cup of Wax
- Essential oils based on purpose and preference
Not sure what oils to use? Click here, to read our blog that breakdowns the most commonly used oils and their benefits.
- In a pot melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and wax. Do not boil, use medium heat! Add in drops of essential oils.
- Test the product for the thickness and smell by placing a small cooking u
tensil into the pot and pulling it out. Place the balm on your hands and rub it together.
- Once all the items are melted and you’re left with a clear liquid substance, it’s time to pour the balm into containers
- Turn the stove top off, and get your laddle out! Slowly pour small amounts into the container or jars.
- Let the balm harden and cool before lifting or moving the jars as this will cause the balm to look uneven once cooled.
Remember, you can adjust the amounts based on your preference. Some people like their balms waxy, while others like them thinner. If you find you’re not happy with how your product turned out, you can always melt it down again and add more coconut oil, shea butter, or wax to compensate. Have fun with it! As my father in law always tells me when I try to make curry, ”
you can always add, but you can’t take away!”