Beard Balm Recipe

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Father’s Day is right around the corner! If your Dad (or grandpa or uncle or husband….) is a beard guy, this recipe might be the perfect gift!

Packed with ingredients that will nourish and tame bristly beard hair, it’s an easy recipe that comes together in minutes and gives any Dad the right finish to his look- with natural ingredients.

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You’ll need:

4 TBS Beeswax

4 TBS Shea Butter

2 TBS Cocoa Butter

2 TBS Jojoba Oil

4 tsp Sweet Almond Oil

Sandalwood Bourbon Fragrance Oil (HRC version)

Mini Heremes Jars

Circle Brown Kraft Labels

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This is a fantastic manly blend that works great in guy-specific products! Add it to beard products, shaving soaps, or lotions- anything that you want to have a bit of a manly edge.

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Combine all of the ingredients except for the fragrance oil in a heat-safe bowl. Transfer the bowl to a double boiler (or similar setup) over medium heat.

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Melt the ingredients into a smooth liquid, stirring occasionally. It will take a few minutes for all of the beeswax to completely dissolve.

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If you plan to pour this mixture, you may want to carefully transfer the liquid to a spouted bowl or measuring cup for easy pouring. This makes pouring way less messy!

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Add the fragrance oil to the liquid. You can add just a few drops for a faint scent, or you can be a little heavy handed for a stronger more prominent fragrance. I prefer something in the middle so I used 1 teaspoon.

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Carefully pour the mixture into lidded jars. I used two mini heremes jars, filling each about ¾ of the way full.

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Finish each jar with a printed brown kraft label and you’ve got the perfect Father’s Day gift! Rub a small amount between your fingers and smooth over beard and facial hair.


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Beard Balm Recipe

79 thoughts on “Beard Balm Recipe

      1. Yes those are great substitutes!

        Let us know how those butters work out for you Cherie; we are eager to know.

        1. Reese, There are 2 tablespoons per ounce and 12 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoonful of ingredients in this recipe so, mathematically there must be at least 6 ounces.

          1. A tablespoon of beeswax pellets does not melt to a tablespoon of melted beeswax. I always weigh all my ingredients for the most precise measurements.

  1. I really love the idea of making my own balm but it would seem that after purchasing all the ingredients that it would be, cheaper to just go on line and buy the balm. Those oils can be rather expensive and not to mention only sold in nature stores where i live..

    1. Hi Chuck. I, personally, have oils & supplies stocked but if you’re wanting to make one batch for personal use, I understand your comment and it’s costly to purchase all of the supplies to make one jar. I personally, like making these in batches as gifts and it’s more cost effective for me because I have the supplies and to make one jar doesn’t cost me nearly as much as purchasing it retail. I hope that makes sense. Maybe a suggestion to BA that they consider selling small kits, in the future, where customers can purchase & make these type of things by purchasing smaller amounts of supplies/ingredients? Have a great day!

      1. I would love to be able to purchase a made up kit so I could use for my own use without buying all of the stuff seperatly

      1. Daniel, Lux is asking if candle wax can be used in substitution for beeswax. I think beeswax melts quicker than the wax used to make regular candles, yes?? I think beeswax is also maybe more expensive……..I think.

      1. yeah, I’m using the butters–just want to ALSO add coconut. So would you swap that in place of an oil or a butter? Thanks!

  2. I have Mango Butter on hand. Can I substitute it for the cocoa butter? What would be the amount needed, and would I reduce the amount of beeswax?

  3. Ah, this is so awesome. I love DIY solutions that you can do at home for free. My friend sent this to my google mail and now I can save about $5 a month on beard balm! Thanks a lot 🙂

  4. I bought all the ingredients listed above and made a batch yesterday. The only problem I had was the I had to chip out the cocoa butter and therefore it was hard to measure. The resulting product is way too stiff. I’m wondering if I can remelt the beard balm and add more of the other ingredients to soften it. Any ideas?

    Also, I added the Sandalwood bourbon oil 1 tsp as soon as I turned of the heat. There is very little sent. I’m wondering if the mixture was too hot.

    1. Hi Roger! You can heat the cocoa butter a bit before mixing. It will mix a bit better. Particularly with the cold temperatures this time of year, the products tend to harden. In terms of the Sandalwood, you can add as much scent as you like! Some people prefer something stronger, while others like a light scent. Thank you!

      1. It is not the mixing of the cocoa butter that is the problem. All the ingredients mixed well in the double boiler, the problem is when it cools to room temperature it gets too hard to use. I added a little more bees wax and the same measure of everything but cocoa butter and while it is better it is still too stiff.

  5. I just ordered everything to try your beard balm recipe. Are you able to provide the approximate weights needed for the hard beeswax and butter ingredients as opposed to teaspoons and tablespoons.

    1. These are a rough approximation:

      4 TBS Beeswax = 56.70 grams Beeswax
      4 TBS Shea Butter = 56.70 grams Shea Butter
      2 TBS Cocoa Butter = 28.35 grams Cocoa Butter

  6. I am allergic to beeswax, what is a good substitute for beeswax that i can use for a beard balm? Ive had trouble finding a recipe/beard balm without beeswax.

  7. How soft is this consistency after it dries? i was thinking about whipping it. Also, If i want to include Olive Oil in my balm, how much would i put… or should i subtract a table spoon from one of the other oils and just add it back in olive oil or just put the same amount of olive as the other oils ?

    1. After it dries, the balm is soft enough to pass your finger on it to easily get the product, but hard enough so that it doesn’t become overly moist and deformed. If you would like to add Olive Oil, you can try the following:

      1. Adding 2 tbsp of Olive Oil means adding 1 tbsp of Jojoba Oil, and 1 tsp of Sweet Almond Oil.

      2. Adding Olive Oil as the only carrier/base oil means using 3 tbsp of it.

      Please remember that you do not want to use too much carrier oil as this will make the balm too soft to be harden.

      Let us know how it goes!

      1. OK… just mixed and melted everything and I’m waiting for it to cool and harden up. If my balm is to soft do I add increase the ratio of Shea butter to the next batch to harden it up?

        Thanks Daniel !!

  8. I made this recipe and it turned out way too hard. Don’t know what I did wrong, but would like to fix the problem.

    1. Yes, if you’d like to extend the shelf life a preservative is needed. For best results, it is recommended the the balm be used within 3 to 4 months since the product will be directly contacted by hands, which contains moisture.

  9. Doing a Men’s DIY and wanting to use this Balm. Can it also be used on a “bald” head
    or in hair. I have several men who are bald and a few guys who do not have a beard.
    If not, any suggestions: Thanks
    September 26, 2017

    1. This is intended for use on beards/facial hair; we haven’t tested/received feedback on it being used on bald areas, or in other areas where hair grows.

  10. I just made a 16 oz batch to give as Christmas gifts and it turned out perfectly with a little recipe modification. It’s soft and buttery to the touch, but firm enough to qualify as a balm.

    6 tbs (3 1-oz bars) of beeswax
    8 tbsp Shea butter
    4 tbsp cocoa butter
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    2 tbsp jojoba oil
    4 tsp sweet almond oil

    I put the butters and oils into a metal beaker I had, put that in a saucepan of water, and heated it on the stove, stirring, until the beeswax was completely melted. Then I added a few drops of vanilla, Frankincense, cinnamon, and peppermint, stirred well, and poured into 4 oz Mason jars. I let them cool and harden before putting the top on (several hours). And they smell awesome.

  11. I made a batch last week using 4 storage containers. It is wonderful, but spreading it over 4 containers didn’t leave much in each container. Don’t know why I spread it over 4 containers as I only need 3! So, this evening, I took it all out of the containers and put it back into my double boiler and added ingredients to make a 2nd batch. I ended up with 3 nicely-filled containers and have them sitting on my counter to solidify overnight. I used Cedar, Frankincense and Rosemary essential oils. Smells wonderful. Thanks for the recipe! I’ve never made any sort of balm before, but this was easy and fun!

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