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We’re pretty proud of our Brawn beard balm — and would love to sell you some
— but we also appreciate the can-do attitude of anyone who wants to learn how to make beard balm.

Making your own DIY beard balm at home is very easy once you
rustle up the necessary ingredients and settle on a beard balm recipe you like.

We’ll start with the basics that you need and take it
from there, with a good basic beard balm recipe to get you started.
You’ll need some beeswax, as most beard balms use beeswax as the primary ingredient to give
it hold and to tame flyway hairs.

You can use
either white or yellow beeswax and chunks
of raw beeswax or beeswax in pre-formed pellets work equally well.
Beeswax may be easy or hard to find depending on where
you live but it’s readily available online. We like to use Mountain Rose Herbs for ingredients we can’t source locally and you can buy beeswax there as
well as most of the other ingredients mentioned here.

You won’t need much beeswax, so aim for getting just half a pound or less to
start out. You’ll also need some butters and coconut oil
for the base of your balm.

This is where you can experiment and where personal
preference comes into play. Commonly used butters in beard
balms include cocoa butter, shea butter, and mango butter, along with coconut
oil (which behaves more like a butter than oil due to its consistency).
The beeswax and butters are the heavier, solid part of
your balm. Use a lot of them and your final product
will be heavier and provide more hold; use less and your balm will
be lighter. Next up are carrier oils. The sky is the limit here, as many
different natural oils are available and each has its own unique benefits and characteristics.

Common carrier oils used in beard balms include argan oil, jojoba oil, rice bran oil, hempseed oil,
avocado oil, castor oil, olive oil, almond oil, and sunflower oil.
You’ll have to experiment to find which you prefer in your quest to learn how to make beard balm, so it’s usually better to
buy carrier oils in small amounts at first until you settle on your
favorites. Last but not least are essential oils and fragrances that you might add to your balm.
Just like the other ingredients, this one is more a matter of personal taste
than anything else as far as any fragrances or essential oils you want to add, with hundreds of different
scents available.

You’ll also need containers to put your finished balm in. Screw tins work great and come in handy two ounce sizes but there’s nothing
special about the container if it’s for your own personal home use.
Here’s a quick and simple beard balm recipe to get you started.
This will make about 6 ounces of beard balm, which
will last most bearded gentlemen two to three months if they apply it daily.
You’ll melt down the solids (beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter) in a
double boiler on your stove. That sounds fancy but a basic and functional double boiler
can be a pot of water with a can sitting in it, holding the ingredients.

One of my most popular male-centered blog posts is my DIY
Beard Oil recipe! All of the bearded men in my life
receiving homemade beard care products.
There are a lot of recipes out there on the internet for beard care, but many of them contain ingredients that
really aren't that good for beard softness and growth. Some of the
oils used either don't absorb well into hair or will clash
with your face's natural oil layer and cause overproduction of sebum.
I have chosen oils for this beard balm that not only moisturize your beard and face but also help smooth the frizz and increase beard
growth! Hemp seed oil - Hemp seed oil is rich in omega fatty acids making it one of the perfect
base oils for any beard oil, balm, or butter.

It is quickly and easily absorbed into your hair and skin and is one of my favorite oils to use in my daily facial
moisturizer. It's even great for acne/oily skin types!
Avocado oil - Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E, avocado oil
is a fantastic oil for pretty much any hair or skin application, including
beards. Avocado oil is a wonderful addition to your beard care products, especially for those with dry skin and hair.
Castor oil - Rich in ricinoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids,
castor oil accelerates circulation at the root of
the hair, helping to quickly strengthen and grow hair.
Castor oil is also great at healing and preventing ingrown hairs, will destroy clogged pores, straightens hair naturally, prevents breakage, and even helps reduce split ends!

This powerhouse oil is great for both your beard and your face!

Shea butter - Rich in vitamins A, E, and F, shea butter is a great natural beard softener!
It can stimulate hair growth while also
ensuring your beard and face stay smooth! Shea butter is great at softening dry/flaky skin and
even helps with chapped skin and wind burn during the winter!
Why NOT coconut oil? After all the hype coconut oil has
received, I am sure you're balking at me right now, but did
know that coconut oil is highly comedogenic? That means that
it clogs pores and has been known to make acne issues
worse. For this reason, I avoid using coconut oil in any of my
facial care products including beard care! It is suggested to slightly dampen your beard before applying
any beard care products.

Hair has an aqueous layer that can prevent proper absorption, but when dampened with water-based
ingredients it can help your hair to absorb the oils better!
While water will work just fine, I suggest spraying your beard with facial toner as the perfect pre-beard grooming ritual.

1. In a double boiler (or makeshift one using a mason jar placed in a saucepan filled
with an inch of water) combine beeswax and shea butter and melt.
2. Once ingredients are completely melted, remove from the heat
and stir in the hemp seed oil, avocado seed oil, castor oil, and essential oil blend of your choosing.
3. Pour the mixture into a 2 oz. container and store in a cool dry location when not in use.
After dampening your beard, scoop out a dime-sized amount of beard balm and
rub between your palms.

Run your fingers through your facial hair, starting from the neck and working up,
making sure to rub the beard balm into the skin where your beard grows.
These essential oil blends are formulated for the 2-ounce beard balm recipe above.

While they are scented, they are not meant to be
heavily scented like perfume and shouldn't get in the way of any cologne or scented body sprays.
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The Liberty Grooming Beard Balm is the best beard balm for those who want a premium product.
It is frequently voted in men’s magazines as the best smelling
beard balm out there. This product is made of all natural ingredients
and has a very smooth and silky consistency that rubs onto your beard easily.
We thoroughly tested 16 products, surveyed 49 random consumers, spoke to
6 industry experts, and spent 13 hours researching reviews online.
Each metric below is computed by taking the weighted average of many computed data
points. Data points are quantified on a 1-10 scale based on test results,
consumer and expert opinions, and online reviews.

If you are a man with a beard and need a proper grooming accessory, you may be interested
in the best beard balm. Beard balms are often used in conjunction with beard oil, but the two are not exactly
the same thing. While beard oils are more popular for beard grooming, beard balms are starting to find their way into your bathroom
counters. While beard oil is just a mixture of various essential oils, beard balm
is a bit more. Beard balm has all of the essential oils to moisturize and condition your hair, please it has sealants and other
products that help shape and style your hair as well.

We recommend getting the best beard balm if you have medium to long beards that need to be styled.
Beard balms tend to stay on your beard and skin longer than beard oils, which will give you a longer
lasting shine, moisture, and hold. Another situation where you may prefer
beard balm over beard oil is if you have a short beard and extra dry skin, because beard balm is more viscous
and lasts longer on your dry skin. Many people use beard balms and
beard oils together, giving their beard extra moisture, thickness,
and hold. If you do decide on purchasing a beard balm, you should know by now that you can’t just grab
any beard balm off of the rack. Beard balms can vary depending
on the level of hold, ingredients, conditioning power,
fragrance, and cost.

We have put together a buying guide below to help you understand the features of beard balm better.
If you want the best beard balm that is has one of the best scents in the industry, you should look into the Beard Balm by Liberty
Group. We are not going to lie, we think the best part of this beard
balm is the amazing fragrance. It has a manly scent that is subtle.
We hate the beard balms that are just overpowering and too
much in your face. The Liberty Group Beard Balm
finds that fine line between strong and light and delivers a
perfect scent.

In fact, this brand is featured on many men’s magazines and hits
the top of polls as one of the most popular balms because of the scent.

Furthermore, this beard balm is made of essential oils such as
shea butter, beeswax, and other all natural
ingredients. This balm glides smoothly on your hair and skin and gives your beard a slight natural hold.
And it definitely doesn’t clump up or leave a sticky
mess on your beard. It has a smooth consistency that can only come from a product that is
made with professional craftsmanship. The Honest Amish Beard Balm is the best bead balm if you want vegan friendly ingredients.

This proprietary blend is infused with all sorts of natural ingredients such as
pumpkin seed, grapeseed oils, avocados, fruits, and nut butters.
If you look at the ingredients list, you pretty much find all of the list to be
natural offering products. There are definitely no chemicals on the list.
Additionally, there are no artificial fragrances in the Honest Amish and all of the
scent comes from the natural smell of the products inside.
There are also 15 hair enhancing and strengthening products thrown in to enhance the conditioning power of
the product. Again, these enhancements are harvested in the wild and there are definitely no preservatives
involved. We think the Honest Amish definitely lives
up to its name.

Even the package is made of 100% recyclable tin and there are no secrets.
Also there are no ingredients that could trigger any allergies or cause
any kind of poisoning. If you want the best beard balm that presents great value, the Smooth Viking Beard Balm is the way to go.
This beard balm is reliable, conditions well, holds great, and is priced just right.
It helps thicken your beard so that you get a fuller
beard with style. This balm is made with a lot of
natural occurring premium oils and comes with a pure light scent that is not too overpowering and doesn’t have
added artificial fragrances. When you apply the smooth Viking Beard Balm through your beard with your fingers, it helps untangle hair as well as encourage beard growth.

This balm is lightweight, mess free and doesn’t leave clumps on your beard.

You can leave this in after application for all day conditioning.
This stuff works and many of the customers we spoke to swear by it.
We recommend you use this for medium to long length beards and you are allowed to use the Smooth Viking with beard oil.

For those who want a thicker looking beard that is stylish, using the best beard balm is the way to go.

Beard balm is loaded with essential oils, strengthening, and conditioning products to
give your beard a fuller, healthier look that you can also mold and style in shape.
If you have a thick beard, you should be using beard balm daily to give you beard
moisture. For the best results, you should wash your beard before with beard shampoo or soap and maybe even trim
up your beard and apply aftershave.

Make sure your beard is nice and dry before applying beard
balm. Then squeeze out a quarter sized amount and rub
the beard balm in between your fingers and palms before
running it through your facial hair. With beard
balm, it has some hold so you can also style your beard
in whatever way you choose. You can just leave beard balm in throughout the day.
When you feel your hair getting dry or loosing shape, you can apply more
beard balm or even try beard oil. To find out the best beard balm for your needs, please review some of the factors below.
Conditioning Power: Beard balms all help soften, condition, and repair old hair
as well as promote new hair growth.

They also help prevent the itching caused by new growth and rogue hairs.
Beard balms will help you go from an itchy dry and full looking beard to a fresh,
thick, and better organized masterpiece. Some beard balms work better than others in all of these features.
In general, you want beard balms with good conditioning power and loaded with lots of essential oils to give
you this well-conditioned thick look. Ingredients: Most of the premium beard balms out there are made of all natural ingredients.
Common ingredients are derivative of fruits and nut
butters as well as various kinds of oil such as avocado
oil, sweet almond oil, pumpkin seed oil, argan oil, and safflower oil.

Basically what we are saying is that if you go
through the ingredients list and see a bunch of natural ingredients,
it is a good sign. You should think twice about beard balms with lots of ingredients that sound like
chemical names. You don’t want too many chemicals on your hair and skin so be sure you go through the raw materials of any balm before buying it.
Level of Hold: The one thing that differentiates beard balms from beard oils that balms offer a bit of hold on your beard so
that you can style it. Of course, this only works if you have a beard that is long enough to
be styled.

While beard balms definitely don’t have the level of hold as gel, wax, mousse, or promenade, they can certain offer some level
of hold that will give your hair some kind of fluidity.
Some beard balms will state the strength of their hold in the label
so be sure to watch out for this when shopping for beard products.
Fragrance: Every beard balm has a certain fragrance.
We are not going to sit here and tell you what scents you should be going
for, but there are definitely some fragrances that are clearly better than others.
We would avoid beard balms with fragrances that smell too artificial
and chemical. There are plenty of beard balms that smell
masculine and smooth. Cost: Price is always a
factor to think about when shopping around for the best beard balm.

While most balms are pretty cheap and can be found in any drugstore, there
are some premium products that men who are very
particular about their beard are fussy about.
What we are saying is we think that the standard run of the
mill beard balm will do, but if you are particularly fussy, you should go
with a premium brand.

For the new year, I thought I would grow a Wholesale Beard Product.
These days Jared has a full beard he keeps trimmed fairly short, but it’s pretty wiry and I thought beard oil
would be a fun gift that he wouldn’t buy for himself.
Almond Oil-good for the beard and the skin underneath. Enough to fill your container (this was about a .5 ounce for me).
2 drops Black Pepper Essential Oil-warm and spicy, black
pepper helps increase circulation. It is very
potent (I know we’re talking about essential oils and they’re all potent,
but black pepper is especially powerful).

15 drops Cypress Essential Oil -woody and nutty, cypress
is a strong astringent and is frequently used in men’s skin care.
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