Buying a beard bam every month might get annoying and add up to your budget. It is, therefore, we bring you this guide which will help you know how you can make a beard balm at home.
If you have never tried making a beard balm at home, well now it’s time to give it a try! The whole process of making a beard balm might feel like a hassle, but once you are done, it will be all worth it.
Moreover, once you have learned to make a beard balm, you can even give this to your friend as a present.
Let’s start with the ingredients first. For a beard balm you would need 4 ingredients;
- BeesWax: This is the core component for making a balm, as it holds your balm together.
- Butter: Normally a cocoa or shea butter is used, which provides balm the required spreadability
- Carrier Oils: Major oils which give your beard its primary nutrients needed for ensuring that they are smooth and soft – safe and nutritious.
- Secondary Oils: The complementary oil which will offer its scents to your beard and additional advantages not contained in butter or carrier oils.
Now we towards the actual making of a beard balm:
As we have said, this is the core and most important component for making a beard balm. The beeswax is the binding agent which provides you with the hold it needs and it will provide your beard with beneficial minerals such as VITAMIN A.
It would need little heat to melt and strengthen quickly. Since you are learning how to make a beard balm at home, we would suggest buying a 1-ounce bar of wax. And if you are a vegetarian, you don’t need to worry as we have solutions for that also. You can use a vegan plant wax as they both are the same.
The amount of beeswax can vary, based on how strong a hold you want. Usually, we suggest people add 30 % out of all ingredients. But you need to make sure that you don’t overuse the beeswax as it would make your balm stiff like glue.
You would need both cocoa and shea butter, as they both have different characteristics and smells. Butter is also essential for making a beard balm.
The cocoa butter smells good and includes the most significant antioxidants and vitamin components. Shea butter has non-inflammatory properties that minimize rashes and itchiness.
Butter functions to provide spreadability to the butter, making the balm melt quickly in your hands. Make sure that you buy 1 pound of each butter. And they will also cover the butter. It is considered as a great skin moisturizer and protects the skin against harmful UV rays.
No matter which butter you choose to add in your beard balm, but it will also cover the 30 % of all the ingredients that need to be added.
You must be wondering why you need to add carrier oils in your beard balm? Here’s Why!! Adding carrier oil in beard balm provides your facial hair with essential minerals and electrolytes that are beneficial for their health.
Also, they are often used to give texture to the beard balm. A wide range of oil can be used as an ingredient depending on your personal choice; coconut, avocado, olive, argon are among many.
They are easily available in your nearby market. But make sure the oil you buy is dark or amber in color because it prevents UV radiation emitted from high voltage bulbs in stores which can break down essential nutrients of the oil.
Regarding the amount of carrier oil you should add; You will add the same amount of carrier oil as you have added butter and beeswax.
The Secondary/Essential Oils:
This last ingredient will provide your beard balm with a pleasant scent. These oils will make only 5-10 % of all the ingredients that you are adding in the balm, as you don’t want your house members running from you due to the strong and irritating scent.
To provide your beard balm with a balanced scent we would suggest you add sandalwood, cedar, or pine oils. Moreover, you can also add tree oils, as they would be a great deal in eliminating dandruff and flakes.
You can use a separate bowl rather, to test the smells before adding it to your balm, as this would give you a better idea if you should add the essential oil or not.
Having said that, it is important that you should be focused while you are making a beard balm at home because any negligence can ruin all your efforts. If you are still confused, we would suggest you watch a tutorial video once, to get everything cleared. And we have understood everything we have provided, then you are ready to make your own beard balm.