Know any good looking lumbersexuals with a beard that could use some love?
Over the long Thanksgiving weekend I made my husband a Beard Balm. I have never made anything like this before and I wasn’t even entirely certain he would use such a product. I found all of the necessary items at the local co-op. There are plenty of ingredients leftover that I’m going to start looking at other items that can be made with them.
The recipe I used called for the following ingredients:
2 Tbsp beeswax
2 Tbsp Jojoba oil
1 Tbsp Shea butter
1 Tbsp 100% Argan Oil
4-5 drops of Vitamin E oil, which was optional
20 drops of high quality essential oils
So basically in a double boiler grate 2 Tbsp beeswax and heat until melted.
Once completely melted mix in the jojoba oil and shea butter.
Again fully melt. Remove from heat and add the optional vitamin e oil and essential oils immediately. I then poured the hot liquid into a tin canister for storage.
A quick note about the vitamin e oil. I purchased an actual bottle of vitamin e oil however, after thinking a little more about this, I had an idea. I could have also purchased gel capsules from the vitamin isle popped open one and simply squeezed in the requested amount.
I also used the following combination of essential oils:
I wanted the balm to smell manly, but not be over bearing. I find that the white fir added a nice touch to the mix, if you don’t mind the smell of the outdoors (pine trees). I guess in a way it adds to the ruggedness of the beard haha!
To use the beard balm take approximately a pea size amount. Rub together in hands until melted/pliable and work into beard. Any “extra” balm can be applied to arms, chest, neck, et cetera as it is basically a lotion.
I just thought with the holidays coming up this might be something fun to make for that special man in your life!