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Make Balm At Home With This Vegan Beard Balm Recipe

With a great beard comes great responsibility. That’s because a brand new facial look requires considerable grooming. From oils to balms, brushing to combing, facial care products are wide and varied in the same way that beards come in all shapes, styles, and sizes.

The question is: where do you start? 

Well, let’s start with the basics: what is a beard balm and how is it different from a beard oil?

A beard oil is made of anything from grapeseed to cherry tree oil and is used to nourish the hairs on your face with something that adds vitamins, minerals, and a smooth texture. In other words, it’s designed to keep a healthy look and feel to your beard.

A beard balm, on the other hand, combines oils and waxes to nourish your beard by sprucing up its look, texture, and fragrance, while at the same time giving it the strength to keep it in place.

If you’re on the market for a great beard balm, however, you might want to avoid those expensive, chemically, non-vegan, and environmentally unfriendly products that make your beard look greasy and out of shape. If so, a do-it-yourself (DIY) vegan balm recipe might just be the thing for you.

Beard Balm | Make Balm At Home With This Vegan Beard Balm Recipe

1. Quick and Simple

A good beard balm will style, shape, and thicken your facial hair. Sometimes that’s all you need for reliable beard grooming. If you’re looking for a DIY vegan beard balm made from all natural ingredients that is simple and quick to make, check out the recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons carnauba wax
  • 1 tablespoon tea tree oil

Process

First, melt the carnauba wax in a double bath (a bowl placed in a saucepan of boiling water to melt the solution without mixing it with water). 

Next, add the coconut oil with the tea tree oil. 

Finally, stir the solution until it solidifies into wax. 

For storage, keep the vegan beard balm in an airtight container (for example a jar or Tupperware).

Bearded Man | Make Balm At Home With This Vegan Beard Balm Recipe

2. For Extra Hold

A longer and thicker beard naturally calls for a DIY vegan beard balm. It’s essential to retaining the strength and hold you need, whether you’re going for a lumbersexual style, or a run-of-the-mill long beard look. That being said, the process of how to make a vegan beard balm is slightly more complicated and requires extra care. Check out the recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of candelilla wax 
  • 3 tablespoons of shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon of kukui nut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil

Process

Combine the ingredients above in a bowl or double boiler and melt them over medium heat. The process should take about 5-7 minutes. 

As soon as the ingredients have melted, pour the waxy balm into a container and allow it to rest until it has hardened. 

That’s all there is to it!

3. A Luxurious Scent

You’re probably thinking, if I’m going to melt and stir together a vegan beard balm from a variety of ingredients that does the trick of holding my facial hair in place and in style, shouldn’t it smell good too? Well, homemade beard balms are not without their unique and irresistible fragrances.

If you’ve got your mind on a luxurious all-natural scent, consider the recipe below for an almond vegan balm fragrance that you won’t soon tire of:

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon of argon oil
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 tablespoon of almond oil
  • 4 drops of vitamin E oil
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 4 drops of Franken sense

Process 

For an ounce of this vegan beard balm, combine all the ingredients in a double boiler or pot over medium heat and melt them to liquid while stirring occasionally. 

After the solution is just about ready (approximately 5-7 minutes) transfer it to a jar or airtight container and let it rest. 

Voila, you have your own vegan beard balm! 

Bearded Man Smoking | Make Balm At Home With This Vegan Beard Balm Recipe

4. The Lumbersexual Treatment

A DIY vegan beard balm can and, in fact, should be an extension of your personality. If it’s the thing that holds your beard together and keeps it looking sleek and healthy, then surely it should also treat your face to a fragrance that matches your aesthetic, right?

The manly lumbersexual beard should never be taken for granted. It’s scruffy and unkempt combined with style and elegance. Why not meet it with a cedar wood fragrance that completes the plaid, in-the-forest look? Check out the recipe below:

Ingredients

  • 4 grams of shea butter
  • 4 grams of broccoli seed oil/ camellia seed oil
  • 6 grams of rice bran oil
  • 6 grams of hemp oil
  • 3 drops of bergamot oil
  • 5 drops of cedarwood oil
  • 1 drop of vetiver oil
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil

Process

For an ounce of this vegan beard balm, combine all the ingredients in a double boiler or pot over medium heat and melt them to liquid while stirring occasionally. 

After the solution is just about ready (approximately 5-7 minutes) transfer it to a jar or airtight container and let it rest.

The result should be a homemade vegan balm that moisturizes the skin. It should also give your lumbersexual beard a distinct gleam and smooth texture while emitting a woodsy fragrance. In addition, it leaves a positive mark on your environmentally friendly consciousness!

The essentials of washing and brushing your beard

You might be wondering; how do I go about washing and brushing my beard post balm use? And how can I use vegan and environmentally friendly products at every stage of the process?

Great questions! 

While making a homemade vegan beard shampoo is certainly more complicated, a host of vegan and animal cruelty-free products exist to satisfy your needs and concerns.

Your face needs a good scrub, and LUSH Handmade Cosmetics’ plant and fruit-based shampoos might just be the thing you need to wash away the dirt from your beard hair.

Of course, don’t forget, everything in the world of beard grooming has a process. Massage the shampoo over your beard, lather then rinse it, dry the clean hairs and you’re good to go.  

Is that it? Well, not really. 

If you’re new to the beard game you might consider investing in a vegan beard brush. To keep it vegan, make sure to steer clear of badger hair products and go straight for the finest bamboo beard brushes on the market.

Your beard is good to go

Now that you know how to make vegan beard balms at home, your beard grooming skills are well on their way to stellar. However, grooming your beard requires constant care and consideration.

While DIY vegan balms go a long way, so does regular washing, shampooing, and brushing. Simply put, a good look needs a good amount of work. If there’s anything we know for certain, though, it’s that it’s always worth it.

Tell us what you think of our DIY vegan beard balm recipes.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


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