Beard Balm: A Recipe to Tame Your Wild Hairs

In the midst of winter, your grizzly beard is full and thick. Your face may be warm but you’re unsure about how to keep these wild hairs in check. You’ve thought about trimming them all the way back, or even considered buying beard grooming products but are wary of dropping $100. But who knows if it will work. And what’s lurking behind those fancy labels anyways?

Have no fear. There’s a perfect solution: homemade beard balm. It’s an all-natural, budget-friendly solution for your wild hair problems. You may have everything, some things, or nothing on hand for this do-it-yourself recipe. If you need to buy a few products, know that you’re buying in bulk. So you’re getting not just one canister of beard balm but you’re stocking up for future needs.

Overtime the cost of one canister of beard balm is significantly less than what you’d purchase at the store. With a mix of essential oils, beeswax and other moisturizes, you’ll soon get that beard in check. Let’s get started!

Beard Balm Recipe

Gather all your supplies:

  • 1 tbsp beeswax
  • 2 tbsp shea butter (or other thick body butter you have on hand)
  • 1 tbsp jojoba oil (almond oil, olive oil, etc.)
  • 1 tsp coconut or other oil (or more of the above)
  • Mix of your choice of essential oils. Consider cedarwood (7 drops), frankincense (4 drops) and eucalyptus (5 drops).
  • Small, round 2 ounce canister or jar with lid

Now head to the kitchen. You’ll need a double-boiler if you have one. If not, no worries. Take a small pot and fill with about an inch of water. Use a tempered glass bowl or liquid measuring pyrex cup. Set the bowel or measuring cup on top of a metal or wooden lid of some sort to keep it from resting on the bottom of the pot. Also keep on hand a stirring stick. Leftover chopsticks are useful for this since you can throw it away when you’re finished.

Add all the ingredients, except the essential oils, to the glass bowl, measuring cup or double boiler. Bring water to a slow boil and stir ingredients until it’s melted and in liquid form. Then add your choice of essential oils. Stir to mix.

Next turn off the heat. Keep your hands safe and use a cloth lift the bowl, cup or boiler out of the water. Then pour the liquid into your tin canister that should be right next your stove top on the counter. This recipe makes just less than ⅓ cup and fits perfectly into a two ounce canister. Allow the liquid to cool into a solid. Once it’s cool you can put the lid on securely and label as you desire. Head over to to make your own label and brand for your homemade beard balm.

The trick to getting the perfect consistency for your beard balm is to not add too much beeswax. The beeswax helps to tame your hairs while the other ingredients add moisturizer and smell. If you add too much beeswax, then your balm will be too hard and it will make it difficult to remove from the canister and apply to your beard.

This recipe makes the perfect self-care addition to any man’s beard grooming kit. Make this for yourself or a friend.

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Marie W
Marie W5 months ago

Thanks for sharing the info.

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John B
John B11 months ago

Thanks for sharing. Interesting.

Danuta W
Danuta W11 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

Winn A
Winn Adams11 months ago


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Winn Adams11 months ago


Cathy B
Cathy B11 months ago

My better half will appreciate this hack. Thank you.

Anne Moran
Anne Moran11 months ago

Hate those long beards; knew a couple years ago where the guy had a long beard and whenever he ate, there would be food all over it.. - Boy, it used to gross me out,, especially when he sat across from me at the picnic table...

Ian Crory
Ian Crory11 months ago


Chrissie R
Chrissie R11 months ago

I will pass this along to my very hairy other...!