Maybe this recipe can help as a last minute gift for the ‘oh so hard to gift’ manly man in your life!
This recipe is without artificial fragrances, colors, and chemicals that are doing your health NO good.
It’s made of natural ingredients that can actually help to promote your health. And guess what, it’s super cheap and simple to make!!
In this recipe, we use essential oils for their aroma and health benefits. We also use beeswax, butter, coconut oil, and a carrier oil. I am big on keeping it simple, so start with the butter and carrier oil you currently have. For example, the butter and oil I currently have are shea butter and sweet almond oil. These are some of my favorites! I have listed some other options below, but you’ll find what works best for you.
For the essential oils, just start smelling them and pick a nice blend. There is a list below with some that will benefit your hair, skin, or give the manliness aroma you are looking for.
Now I’ve never had a beard, but I can only imagine that growing one means you’re joining a league of extraordinary men. Or maybe it means you’re going to have dry, itchy, flakey skin on your chin that’s growing a wild nest of scraggily dead ends. Let it be the first, and oil up buttercup! Nourish your skin and hair and wear that beard with the confidence of a man who’s just grabbed the bull by its horns, who carries an axe through the rugged backwoods, and smells like a god.
Cedarwood Essential Oil:
Cedarwood Essential Oil is known to help with hair loss. Kind of funny how Zach chose this one (if you don’t know him, he’s very much bald 😏 – obviously further complimenting his handsome features).
Other possible uses include helping with acne, skin diseases, psoriasis, and dandruff.
Cedarwood is a spiritual and grounding oil. It has an aroma that can help to calm and release tension. Cedarwood was used traditionally by the North American Indians to enhance their spiritual communication. Folklore says that cedarwood creates the symbolic effect of an umbrella protecting the earth and bringing energy in from the universe. At night animals lie down under the tree for the protection, recharging, and rejuvenation. Now, if that doesn’t spell manliness…
Peppermint Essential Oil:
Peppermint Essential Oil has more beneficial properties than I will ever know, but a couple that relate to wearing it in your beard might include aiding respiratory function, promoting alertness, and to soothe and cool itchy, dry skin.
Remember that not all oils are created equally, so when I am talking about the benefits of certain essential oils, I can only stand by the effectiveness of Young Living’s Oils because of their Seed to Seal promise of purity and integrity; and because I know they work. Labeling “pure” or “therapeutic” only means they passed FDA requirements and 5% of the bottle or more is that oil. You NEED to know what you’re using and do your research if it is any other company’s oil.
- 1 1/2 – 2 Tbsp Beeswax
- 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 5 Tbsp Carrier Oil
- 20-30 Drops of Favorite Essential Oils Blend
- On low heat, melt Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Butter, and Carrier Oil.
- Take off heat and add essential oils.
- Poor into your tins or glass jars and let it set overnight or in refrigerator for desired consistency.
- To apply, use finger tips to apply desired amount into beard.
- Enjoy a chemical free beard balm that helps nourish your beard hairs and leave you smelling like a Roman God.
Carrier Oil Options:
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Avacado Oil
- Argon Oil
- Castor Oil
- Frantionated Coconut Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Hemp Seed Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Olive Oil
- Raspberry Seed Oil
- Cocoa Butter
- Mango Butter
- Shea Butter
Popular Skin, Hair, or Manly Man Essential Oils:
- Black Pepper
- Idaho Blue Spruce
- Tea Tree (Malaluca)
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Ditch and Switch:
There are so many healthy benefits from making the switch and using the natural ingredients used in this simple recipe. You are going to save loads of money this way. And you won’t be exposing yourself to the toxic chemicals that are in your pricey, conventional beard balms. So why not?!
I’m so glad I’m able to share my wellness journey with you, one recipe at a time. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and how I can continue to help!
How to get Started?
If you want to know how I got started using essential oils to increase my overall wellness or how you can improve your own wellness journey, start here.
Wishing you HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
References to check out and add to your research literature:
… so many more. Knowledge is power, so have some fun!