Hey eKa CIRCLE
So I was chatting with my son this morning about his decision to grow a beard. Some facial hair grows rapidly, some needs a little nourishing. I got to thinking I would experiment by making a beard balm this morning. With many men sporting this look again the beard grooming products have become a captive audience and they are often pricey.
The beauty of a home made product is that you can tailor exactly what is in it for your skin and hair needs. It is such a simple process to make your own products. Todays recipe is for a smaller amount as I don’t know too many guys sporting beards here in Sydney. It made about 80 mls of product and a small amount does go a long way. This recipe would be simple to double the quantity if you want to make more. It would make a lovely gift.
I add castor oil and lanolin which I have not seen in other beard recipes due to their fantastic hair nourishing properties. Lanolin is actually extracted from sheep’s wool so it makes sense in my mind that it might be a natural to help retain moisture in a beard balm. The lanolin that I happened to have on hand has added vitamin E which is also a lovely skin and hair addition. You could certainly add this as an extra ingredient to your balm.
For those men trying to thicken the beard try applying the balm to the face where the hair is thinner and use a microneedle derma roller on those areas. This will draw blood to the region and stimulate the production of collagen and keratin and activate the hair follicles with stem cell growth. It hurts a little, but use a firmer pressure to hurry the process. You can numb the area with a little ice if you really need to.
Ladies this product can also be used to tame and thicken eyebrows and nourish eyelashes. Castor oil is well know to hasten the growth of hair. Whenever I make these products as eKa CIRCLE giveaways I literally scrape the leftovers in the pot into a small recycled jar for my own experimentation. I think I shall place on my brows not my beard though 😉
Let me know if you like this recipe?
light & love
M + E
1 tbs organic beeswax, pellets or grated
1 tbs shea butter
1 tbs organic coconut oil
1 tbs caster oil
1 tsp pure aloe vera gel
1 tsp lanolin
20 drops of cypress essential oil
Measure the beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil into a glass heatproof jug. Stir over simmer water until the mixture has just melted. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly then whisk in the caster oil, aloe vera gel and lanolin with a fork. Allow to cool a little longer and add the cypress essential oil or scent of your choice. Quickly pour into an airtight tin or jar.
An easy to use product, just rub a small amount in your hands and smooth over the beard. In warmer weather store in a cool place.
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