Beards have definitely been in these last few years, and it seems the bigger the better. Beard balm will help grow a thick, noble beard, and this homemade version is natural and easy to whip up. It works as a moisturizer, conditioner, and styling aid, plus it smells incredible. Here is the homemade beard balm recipe.
recipe slightly adapted from Modern Sage
¼ c coconut oil
1/8 c shea butter
1 tbsp beeswax
10 drops essential oils
Combine first three ingredients in a small glass dish.
Heat some water in a small pot over low-med heat.
Place glass dish in water to melt ingredients, stir occasionally.
Once completed melted and combined, pour into a suitable container.
Add essential oils and stir.
Allow to cool.
Store with lid on in a dark place.
To use, rub a small amount onto fingertips and massage into beard.
For the essential oils in mine I used a blend of:
orange – antiseptic, treats acne
vanilla – pretty much just smells great
cedarwood – treats acne, anti-fungal, astringent
lavender – treats acne, prevents itching, helps dry and fragile hair
cinnamon – astringent, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
frankincense – strengthens hair roots, astringent
If you can’t find any in store, all of these ingredients can be purchased at Essential 7.
It all comes together to create a fantastic, manly smelling balm that will support beard growth and help tame unruly hairs.
What’s your opinion on the beard? Men, how do you maintain yours?
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