For a Beard, that is. The trend is beards, don't you know. My siblings are all bearded. Well, except my sister, who happens to be delightfully smooth-faced. (I love you sister.) My brother Ben sports a serious mountain-man beard in this other-worldly shade of Auburn. It's quite the magical beard.
Anyway, he happened to mention the other day about wanting to make some mustache wax because, honestly, buying a tiny 1 oz tin of wax for $12 is pretty...expensive. I'll agree with him in that making your own, in the long run, will be more economical. And the perk is that you can make it to the consistency that you like, and the aroma that you prefer.
I happened to have on hand some Essential Oils, and other ingredients that I had previously used to make some other lotion type concoctions. I love a good experiment. Alas, I had no recipe, but I did look up some tutorials. About 20 different tutorials to be exact. In the end, I used a little bit of this and a little bit of that and guesstimated for the rest.
In the picture, I have Melaluca, but I didn't end up using it. I was thinking to myself, "What would I want to be smelling all day?" It wasn't Melaluca oil. I switched it out for some Lavender. Also a few of the recipes, called for only 2 tsp of beeswax. My brother mentioned wanting his wax to be more thick to hold his mustache in place better throughout the day. When all is said and done, I think I had close to 1/4 cup of grated wax.
The other day I picked up some Cedar Atlas EO and I'm going to add a few drops of that, along with some more Frankincense to his tin of balm to make it more manly smelling for him. We'll see how he likes the scent after that! Wish me luck ;)