In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and with my true love in doing DIYs, I have quick and easy DIY beard balm recipe for you all. Gursheel recently ran out of his beard balm (a product he uses daily) and we decided to make some ourselves. We ordered all the ingredients online and the great thing is, a lot of these can be used for future DIYs to come. Homemade face oils, hand creams, body butters are soon going to be on the blog.
We did a lot of research on how to make your own beard balm, and this beard balm recipe is something we created through trial and error. Gursheel was going for a particular type of scent and I think he got what he was going for. You can always scent it however you like, but this basic recipe is great to get you started.
We also wanted to use a combination of different oils for a variety of benefits. Beeswax is highly moisturizing and is what allows the beard to be shaped due to its texture. Shea butter is also a common ingredient in beard balm recipes but also has benefits including anti-inflammatory properties. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that strengthen hair and it can help in preventing hair loss and promote hair thickness. Argan oil is highly moisturizing and also helps in strengthening hair. And finally, Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that again aid in hair strength.
Gursheel has been using the beard balm for a couple of months now and he loves it. He loves the scent and he loves the hold it gives his beard.
I just reused his old beard balm tin and just cleaned it out, heated it up to sterilize it and it was ready to go.
Okay, now on to the DIY beard balm recipe! This makes 1 x 2 ounce tin.
0.5 oz Beeswax
0.5 oz Shea Butter
2 ounce aluminum tin
0.5 oz Argan Oil
0.5 oz Jojoba Oil
5 drops Vitamin E Oil
Using a digital kitchen scale, measure out the beeswax and shea butter.
Melt these two ingredients using a candle warmer for a slow melt. You can also use a microwave or a bowl using the double boiler method if you want to finish faster.
Next measure out the Jojoba oil and the Argan oil and add it to the melted beeswax/shea butter mixture.
Next, drop-wise add the Vitamin E oil as well as the essential oils. The combination of the fir, pine and bergamot essential oils creates a very musky smell. If you want something different, use 15 drops of the essential oils that appeal to you.
Stir the entire oil mixture very well and add it to your 2 ounce aluminum tin.
Label your tin with beard balm and you have yourself a great smelling beard balm that will help shape your beard and keep it moisturized.
For more fun and easy DIYs, check out the Kamfy Living section of the blog.