10+ Beard Balm Recipes – How To Make Beard Balm at Home

Beard Balm is a buttery material that is used to condition your beard and improve the health of your beard. A good beard balm decreases rashes and itchiness. It also prevents damaged hair. These are conditioners that make your beard feel soft and also help you to style it. Beard Balm can be used instead of beard oil or else you can also use these two together. These are expensive to buy, but if you make them at home, they save your money. Making beard balm for yourself at home is very easy.

10 Best Beard Balm Recipes

How to Make Beard Balm:

You can quickly make a large quantity of beard balm at home which will not be expensive. All you need is to learn. Try experimenting with some essential oils to make a balm that is perfect for your use. Following are some beard balm recipes, and each recipe has its particular benefits.

How to Make Beard Balm

How to Make Beard Balm at Home (10 Recipes)

Wood Smoke :

This recipe will make 3 ounces of beard balm. This balm contains bourbon in addition to cedar and rosemary oil. These three ingredients give a scent of wood smoke. Melt all the ingredients in a tin and heat until all are liquefied. After stirring the mixture then add essential oils. Now pour the mixture into a jar and allow it to cool.  All you need is the following ingredients:


  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter.
  • 2 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 2 tablespoon sweet almond oil.
  • 3 tablespoon jojoba oil.

  • 1/8 tablespoon bourbon oil.
  • 1 drop of rosemary oil.
  • 4-8 drops cedarwood oil.
  • 2 tablespoon of shea butter.

Natural Beard Balm :

This beard balm will make about 1.75 ounces. This one is all natural beard balm. The grapeseed oil helps in reducing pore inflammation that is usually because of having dry skin. Firstly, mix all the ingredients and then heat them on low flame. Add essential oils at the end after removing the mixture from heat. Afterwards, pour the mixture into a container. Now allow it to set in a balm form. You need the following ingredients:


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  • 1 tablespoon lanolin moisturizer.
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil.
  • 1 drop of lemon oil.

  • 2 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 1 drop of eucalyptus oil.
  • 1 drop of geranium oil.

Cedar Smoke :

This recipe will make 1 ounce of beard balm. Shea butter, hemp oil and rice bran will moisturize your skin, and broccoli seed oil that comes with silicone effect will give smooth and shiny effect. Just put all the ingredients together in a pan and melt them on a low heat. After removing from heat, stir the mixture and add essential oils. Following are the ingredients list:


  • 4g shea butter.
  • 4g broccoli seed oil/ camellia seed oil.
  • 5g beeswax.
  • 6g rice bran oil.
  • 6g hemp oil.

  • 3 drops of bergamot oil.
  • 5 drops of cedarwood oil.
  • 1 drop of vetiver oil.
  • 3 drops of tea tree oil.

DDBack :

DDBack is a beard balm that makes about 10.25 ounces. Place the ingredients in a pan over low heat. Make sure that the heat is low as the high flame will burn the ingredients. Stir the ingredients when it is completely liquefied add essential oils to give them a sweet scent. Don’t add too much scent as it will make your balm scent overpowering. Transfer your balm in the container to let it cool and settle. It needs the following ingredients:


  • 3-ounce jojoba oil.
  • 4 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 3-ounce sweet almond oil.
  • 4 tablespoon shea butter.

  • 8 drops of lemon grass.
  • 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil.
  • 12 drops of Texas cedarwood oil.
  • 12 drops of spearmint oil.

Almond Balm:

This recipe makes just 1 ounce of beard balm. Combine all the ingredients except the oils for fragrance. Melt them into liquid form and stir occasionally. It takes some time to dissolve beeswax completely. Transfer into jars and let the balm to cool. Apply a little amount of it to your hands and beard; it will give a perfect scent. You need the following list of ingredients to make it:


  • 1 tablespoon shea butter.
  • 1 tablespoon argon oil.
  • 2 drops of tea tree oil.
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil.

  • 4 drops of vitamin E oil.
  • 2 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 4 drops of Franken sense.

Beauty Geek :

This balm recipe makes 1.5 ounces. Melt the beeswax, shea butter and almond oil/ jojoba oil over low heat. After melting add the scent and vanilla essential oil along with vitamin E. Stir the mixture and allow it to cool after transferring it into a container. Note the following amount of each ingredient:


  • 2 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil or you can also use sweet almond oil.
  • 4 drops of vitamin E oil.
  • 2 to 3 drops of vanilla oil.

  • 1 tablespoon shea butter.
  • 1 tablespoon argon oil.


This recipe makes about 4 ounces of beard balm. The scent of these oils smells earthy. It serves the purpose of deep conditioning and to shape your beard. Mix all the ingredients and stir them over low heat. Add essential oils for adding scent to your balm and allow it to cool. Following are the ingredients for this balm:


  • 2 tablespoon shea butter.
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa butter.
  • 4 to 8 drops of rosemary oil.
  • 7 tablespoon of macadamia oil.

  • 2 tablespoon of beeswax.
  • 4 to 8 drops of cedarwood oil.
  • 1 drop of vetiver oil.
  • 8 drops of lavender oil

Modern Sage:

This recipe makes about 7 ounces of beard balm. Use a pan with little water on low-medium heat.  Mix all the ingredients except essential oils. Heat the mixture for about 10 minutes till it liquefies. Stir to ensure the mixture mixes evenly. Pour the mixture into a container. Afterwards, add drops of lavender and rosemary oil and allow the mixture to cool. You may need the following ingredients:


  • 2 ounce of shea butter.
  • 1 ounce of beeswax.
  • 4 ounce of coconut oil.

  • 10 drops of lavender.
  • 10 drops of rosemary.

The Manliness Kia Recipe:

This recipe will make your beard soft and smooth. It gives a sweet scent that will make you feel fresh. You just need to mix all the basic ingredients and add bergamot essential oil at the end. Transfer it to a clean container and allow it to cool. Note the quantities of ingredients:


  • 2 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 3 tablespoon jojoba oil.
  • 3 tablespoon shea butter.

  • 3 drops of tea tree oil.
  • 2 tablespoon of argan oil.
  • 2 drops of bergamot oil.

SS Beard Balm Recipe :

Just make the same base beard balm recipe and add few drops of your favourite essential oil for scent.  Following are the ingredients to make SS beard balm at home:


  • 4 tablespoon coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoon beeswax.
  • 5 tablespoon almond oil.

  • 2 tablespoon Shea butter.
  • Few drops of essential oil.

On average, 1 ounce of beard balm will last about a month, but it depends mainly on your beard length.

Some Tips For Making Balm According to Your Needs

Each ingredient has its specific properties.  Some are great for hydration, and others give away sweet fragrance. Here is the best recipe for you to make blends for yourself according to your needs. Just add these oils to the basic recipe

For Hydration and Moisture :

Argon, eucalyptus, coconut and lavender contains fatty acids that act as a moisturizer when applied to the skin. These oils also contain antioxidants. Argon oil has a characteristic of quick absorption, so it doesn’t make you feel greasy. Eucalyptus and lavender oils serve as essential oils. To give your beard a healthy look, you can add only a few drops to your balm. Lavender oil has antiseptic qualities that clean your skin and make it hydrated.

For Dandruff :

Tea tree oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil are very useful for treating dandruff. Jojoba oil leaves a little residue and is common for use because it is very gentle. Macadamia oil works as an antioxidant. Tea tree oil cleans dandruff and is used as an antiseptic preventing from different infections.

Cologne :

Grapeseed, cedarwood, sweet almond and vanilla oil can also be used as cologne. Sweet almond oil contains vitamin E and gives a light sweet smell. Grapeseed oil also has a light fragrance. You can add few drops and enjoy a sweet yet natural scent.

How to Use Beard Balm :

The amount of balm required depends on the length and thickness of your beard. A good way to apply is to add a small amount of it on your palm. Now rub your palms and spread the balm on both your palms and between your fingers.  It is the same as you apply hair gel to your hair. Apply it evenly on your beard and also massage the balm into your skin. You can get used to the right quantity through trial and error. You can style your beard using a comb afterwards to get a perfect finish.

How to Use Beard Balm

For Best Results :

Beard Balm is especially for those people who need a thick beard. For better results, wash your beard first and apply the beard balm after it dries. Applying balm in a right way will also nourish your hair from roots. The best way is to start applying beard balm from your neck and going upwards. Make sure to rub the balm on your skin as your beard grows from there. Now run fingers through your beard in the downwards direction. Use a beard brush to spread the balm evenly on your beard. Don’t forget to apply some amount of balm on your moustache and hair around your mouth.

for better result

If you are using natural beard balms, they usually last on your beard till next wash. If you use beard balms that contain petroleum jelly, then you should clean your beard before as it can damage your facial hairs if applied for a long time.

The beard balms are fun to make and easy to put together. It doesn’t matter if you are making it for the first time; you should always feel free to experiment products for your personal care. It is recommended to buy a particular vat for heating the balm. Choose a right container to store your balm.

All beard balms follow almost the same recipe. You have to make the base and then add essential oils for scent. Making beard balms yourself at home for the first time can be a hit or miss but don’t stop trying these recipes because they can give you a blend that will work best for you.

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