Is your chin curtain hurtin’? Does your beard look weird?? Is your stubble causing trouble?
Gentlemen, help to soften, condition, and tame your scruff with this DIY BEARD BALM! Regain control of those unruly whiskers, and show them who is boss! This DIY Beard Balm will help to bring the natural look and feel back to the hair on your face. It will help to moisturize and soften your skin as well. For this batch of balm, I chose to use Blue Spruce Young Living Essential Oil. You could of course choose any scent you want.
So guys, get mixing, get to fixing, and make your face happy!
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Before I dive into the “how to”, I want to explain why this balm will be so effective to use. Here are descriptions of the components in the balm:
Essential Oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. An essential oil is obtained by careful steam distillation, but also through cold pressing, of the plant. The purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted because the plant’s properties are so concentrated. Some of the oils I recommend to use in the Beard Balm are:
- Blue Spruce – This oil contains high percentages of alpha-pinene and limonene, with an evergreen aroma that relaxes both mind and body
- Peppermint– Invigorating and energizing, this oils helps to refresh and soothe skin.
- Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil) – Tea Tree Oil is one of the most popular oils to use to promote healthy skin.
I only use Young Living Essential Oils because they are 100% pure, food-grade oils.
Carrier oils are used as a base oil to “carry” the other ingredients, and your essential oils, in your creation. The purpose of the carrier oil is to add moisturizing and soothing properties to your skin, while also protecting it from irritation from certain undiluted essential oils. These carrier oils often have almost no scent at all. They will not alter the scent of the essential oil that you will use. My favorite carrier oils to use are coconut, sweet almond oil, and grape seed oil. Some properties of these oils are:
- Coconut Oil– This is one of the most natural moisturizing and hydrating oils that is known!
- Sweet Almond Oil – Helps to keep your skin soft and smooth. It is an anti-inflammatory and powerful anti-oxidant.
- Grape Seed Oil– This is amazing oil that can be used on sensitive skin. It is a great moisturizer, anti-oxidant, and astringent.
Here’s what you need to make 4oz:
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of grated bees wax
- 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil OR grape seed oil
- 4-5 drops of your choice of Young Living Essential Oils
- 4oz glass jar
Here’s what you do:
- In a double boiler (I use a Pyrex bowl that sits in a sauce pan that can heat water), melt the bees wax and coconut oil over low heat.
- Once liquefied, remove from heat. Add the sweet almond or grape seed oil, and mix to incorporate all oils thoroughly.
- Add in the essential oil of your choice and stir.
- Pour into a 4 oz glass jar, and allow to cool. Be sure to store the balm in a glass container if possible because glass is non porous and will keep the integrity of the oils for longer.
There you have it! Enjoy your DIY Beard Balm! If you would like to purchase Young Living Essential Oils, click here.
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