Beards are known for being notoriously scratchy, but really, the only thing preventing that face from feeling like a newborn kitten instead of a sheet of sandpaper is a little TLC.
If you (or the beard-sporting man in your life) wants their facial hair to feel as smooth as silk, prepare this soothing blend of essential oils and softening butters—the ultimate beard balm.
- Fill a small saucepan halfway full with water, and turn heat on low.
- Place the beeswax, shea/cocoa butter, and jojoba oil in a heat-proof glass container, and place directly into the heated water. Allow to warm until the ingredients are completely melted.
- Once melted, remove from heat, and immediately add in the argon oil and other essential oils of your choice, and stir. Pour into a tin container immediately, and allow to solidify (about 2 hours).
Tip: when ready to use, take about a dime-sized amount of the balm to warm between your palms, and apply to facial hair in a downward motion—smoothing and shaping into your desired look.
Avoid the epidemic that is scratchy beard by making this softening balm, and don’t forget to take a before and after photo of your results to share on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ALMcreate.