During November thousands of men put away their razors and let their facial hair grow uninhibited in support of men’s health awareness. Two of the most prominent advocates for this movement are No-Shave November and Movember, charitable organizations dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health.
Are you joining in? No matter which cause you’re ditching the razor for, it’s important to keep those follicles looking and feeling their best. If you’ve been around for a while, you know that I love making beard balm for my manly babe, almost as much as I love beards! Today we are sharing with you a simple, spicy beard balm, that smells woodsy, and clean!
Spicy Beard Balm
To make, you’ll need:
- 2 tablespoons of Beeswax pellets
- 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil (You could also use jojoba oil)
- 1 tablespoon of unrefined shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of 100% Argan oil
- 4 drops of Vitamin E oil (optional, but I always include it)
- 14 drops of Cedarwood
- 4 drops of Valor
- 4 drops of Tea Tree
- 2 drops of Rosemary
- 2 drops of Lime
Place all of the ingredients, except the essential oils (essential oils lose their healing properties when exposed to extreme heat), in a double boiler. To make a double boiler; place a glass bowl on top of a pan, put water in the pan but be sure that it doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Melt the beeswax, fractionated coconut oil (already liquid), cocoa butter, argan oil, and vitamin e oil over low heat until the beeswax and cocoa butter are fully melted.
Remove the bowl from the pan, be careful, steam will be building between the water in the pan and the bowl, it WILL come out and burn you as you lift the bowl if you aren’t careful! Wait until the mixture is starting to cool down a bit and then add your essential oils. Stir, and pour into a 2 oz container of your choice.
You could also change up the essential oils, a few of our other favorite beard balm blends are:
- 1–2 drops of Wintergreen with 2–3 drops of a conifer oil, such as Idaho Balsam Fir or Northern Lights Black Spruce
- 5 drops Citrus Fresh and 2 drops Tea Tree
- The Refined Ruffian: 5 drops Bergamot and 3 drops Cedarwood
This balm works best when you put a tiny bit between your fingers and warm it up a bit before you rub it on. The bigger your beard, the more you’ll need, if there’s extra on your hands you can just rub it in to your hands, or your arms, etc. It will basically act as a lotion! You can also just wipe it on a towel or wash it off with soap and water… though, that seems wasteful.
What essential oil combinations do you use to give your beard a healthy-looking sheen? Let us know in the comments!
Happy Oiling, babes!
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