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Father’s Day #DIY Recipe-Beard Balm!

Beard Balm FINAL

If you have a bearded man in your life in need of a little moisture, this #DIY Beard Balm is a MUST HAVE!  The best part is you can customize the scent combo you like best just by choosing the essential oils that you want to use in the recipe-I chose Cedarwood and the blend Valor by Young Living.

If you’d asked me a few years ago if I would, at any point in my life, be making DIY Beard Balm, I would have laughed at you. But oh, how things change. I’ve gotten a little #DIY happy with my personal care products lately, after I got fed up with all the chemical-filled products out there I decided to take matters into my own hands and start making my own!  And since Father’s Day is right around the corner I thought this was a cool gift 🙂

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Lotion & body butters were my first products to replace with natural ones……..bye bye Bath & Body Works.  I have also replaced most of my cleaning products at home with ones I make using Young Living essential oils!

Typically, beard oil is made from a carrier oil mixed with essential oils. The carrier oil varies – it can be grape seed, almond, jojoba, even avocado – but I chose jojoba because it’s known to be the champion when it comes to moisturizing. Jojoba oil is perhaps the best massage oil on earth. A little goes a long way and for people with body acne is a welcome non-comedogenic option. Hence, beard balm instead of oil.  A little dab of this beard balm leaves the beard soft, shiny and lightly scented with a clean, spicy scent.

cedarwood

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) essential oil’s woodsy, warm, balsamic aroma can be added to your favorite skin care products and applied topically. This essential oil includes sesquiterpenes and its powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming, and comforting atmosphere when diffused.

valor-essential-oil-5-ml

Valor® Essential Oil is an empowering combination of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help energy alignment in the body.

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Check out the recipe!

Ingredients:

4 TBS Beeswax

4 TBS Shea Butter

2 TBS Cocoa Butter

2 TBS Jojoba Oil

4 tsp Almond Oil

10-15 drops Cedarwood Oil

10-15 drops Valor Blend Essential Oil

*This is a great-manly blend that works perfectly 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 essential 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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Add in your essential oils!
Carefully pour the mixture into lidded jars….. filling each about ¾ of the way full.
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Finish each jar with a 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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ENJOY! :)

 

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