With Christmas right around the corner, I thought a men’s DIY conditioning beard balm might be helpful since most men are hard to buy for! Plus, so many men are sporting beards these days and let’s face it, a beard can either be really good or really bad! I have a beard serum recipe but upon doing some research, a beard balm and a beard serum are two different products!
First off-balms are very easy to make. They just take a little bit more effort than a serum. The main difference between a serum and a balm is beeswax. Beeswax thickens an oil into a solid consistency. Beeswax is beneficial for the hair and skin because it helps to coat and protect. It also gives texture to hair.
A beard balm will help moisturize the skin under the beard as well as the hair. A beard balm is also going to add hydration to the skin and hair but it will add texture and extra moisture as well. Since a balm is solid, it is also less messy with no chance of dripping.
Why A DIY Beard Balm:
- Moisturize and condition facial hair
- Keep a beard feeling soft and looking shiny
- Prevent beard dandruff, itch, and skin irritation
- Reduce split-ends and breakage to maximize growth
- Make a beard look thicker
- Give a light hold for styling
DIY Conditioning Beard Balm
*I kept this recipe super simple. Jojoba oil is a no fail oil because it’s non comedogenic and has no scent. It’s a dryer oil so it won’t leave you greasy. However, other oils like Argan Oil, Almond Oil and even Castor Oil (can be added for shine) are great options too! Basically, you need 1/4 cup all together of oils and/or butters.
I also chose essential oils based on scent. Since a beard balm is close to the nose, it needs to smell good and manly. However, I did add cedarwood because it helps with hair growth. This essential oil is optional for men that don’t need to grow a thicker beard.
- Make a double boiler by filing a medium pot half way full with water. Place a glass pyrex cup in the pot and turn heat to medium.
- Add all ingredients except essential oils to the glass cup and heat until butters and wax is thoroughly melted.
- Remove from heat and add essential oils.
- Pour into a 2 oz. glass jar and allow to cool and thicken.
I hope this DIY beard balm is useful-I know not many men read my blog but most of my readers have a man in their life! If your man doesn’t have a beard, check out my after shave spray recipe. I made this for my husband and he loves using it after shaving. Plus, it smells so good!
If you are a man in need of man DIYs, below is a list of recipes you might like!
- DIY Hair Pomade
- Cedarwood Clay Mask
- Activated Charcoal Bar Soap
- Tamanu Clay Facial Cleanser
- Armpit Detox
- After Shave Spray
- Razor Bump Spray
- Beard Serum