Beard Oil & Mustache Wax

It seems like there is a full on facial hair trend happening, not only here in the Pacific Northwest, but in climates of all kinds.  For some gentleman this is new territory.  However, if it’s a new face or an older and wiser face in need, we have TWO recipes that will benefit even the most tousled and untamed of tresses.  Help the rugged gentlemen in your life to stay on point with their style.

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Beard Oil

What You’ll Need:

0.5 oz Sweet Almond Oil
0.5 oz Hemp Seed Oi
6 drops Cedarwood E.O. (15% off during the month of June at Otion)
4 drops Lavender 40/42 E.O.
2 drops Tea Tree E.O.
2 drops Bay Laurel E.O.
1 drop Rosemary E.O.
1 drop Lime E.O.
1 oz Blue Glass Dropper Bottle

If you can’t make it in to Otion, head on over to Bramble Berry’s website to have everything you want delivered right to your door!

1. Weigh out 0.5 oz sweet almond oil and 0.5 oz hemp seed oil into the 1 oz blue glass dropper bottle.

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2. After your oils are combined, add in the drops of each essential oil.

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3. Put the dropper in and shake so all the oils are intermixed.

Sweet almond oil and hemp seed oil help keep the skin moisturized and reduces skin inflammation. This means this beard oil will help prevent ingrown beard hairs as well as preventing the hair from becoming brittle. If you’d like to use a lighter oil, we recommend trying using grape seed oil. Grape seed oil also helps reduce inflammation that can happen due to dry skin and non conditioned beard hairs.

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Mustache Wax

What You’ll Need:

2 oz Yellow Beeswax
2 oz Coconut Oil
1 oz Argan Oil (15% off during the month of June at Otion)
1 mL Cedarwood Essential Oil (15% off during the month of June at Otion)
1 mL Mallow Extract (15% off during the month of June at Otion)

If you can’t make it in to Otion, head on over to Bramble Berry’s website to have everything you want delivered right to your door!

1. Completely melt down the coconut oil and weigh out 2 oz in a microwaveable safe dish.

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2. Once you have weighed out the coconut oil, add in 1 oz of argan oil. Mix together with a stiring utensil.

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3. Now you can add 2 oz of yellow beeswax to the oil combo. Heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts until melted.

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4. Once the yellow beeswax is melted, add is 1 mL cedarwood essential oil and 1 mL mallow extract. Mix in well. Cedarwood is not only soothing to the skin it acts as a great grounding scent, whereas mallow extract is hydrating and supports moisture balance within the shaft of the hair. Plus both of these fabulous ingredients are 15% off during the month of June here at Otion!

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5. Finally you are ready to pour into your choice of packaging. We used our new 4 oz square tin with clear cover and a 1 oz screw top tin.

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Use this mustache wax to style and control your magnificent mustache. Using mustache wax is fun because it opens up a world of wonderful facial possibilities, plus it keeps those unruly whiskers in place and out of your mouth too! This recipe is very lightly scented so that there is no overwhelming smell lingering on ones face all day, but feel free to adjust the amount of essential oil to your liking.

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Not every gentleman is blessed with facial hair to pamper, so check out these other ideas for spoiling those clean-faced men in your lives.  An essential oil blend to deter snoring, a smokey patchouli candle to freshen up any mancave, or our new favorite Working Man’s Salve to soften even the most rugged of hands.

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2 Responses to Beard Oil & Mustache Wax

  1. Anne-Marie Faiola June 29, 2015 at 8:17 PM #

    Thanks for sharing this! What a great idea =) Beard oil is key for nourishing and taking care of facial hair.

    • Otion - The Soap Bar July 8, 2015 at 12:13 AM #

      We agree! And with so many PNW bearded men out there, it was an easy choice to encourage some manly maintenance.
      ~Karly