Homemade Essential Oil Beard Balm

Homemade essential oil beard balm

Got a man in your life with a luxurious beard? Most of us know at least one guy who has a beard, is growing a beard or would like to grow a beard! And chances are he uses some sort of beard care product. Those top of the line beard care products are expensive and likely contain ingredients not very healthy for our bodies or hair. This led me to create the perfect homemade essential oil beard balm.

My husband has been working on growing his beard out off and on for a few years. He typically gets tired of trying to tame it in its awkward phase, or has a hard time finding a product that is not too waxy, not too oily, or doesn’t smell awful! It seems that most beard balms and oils are too musky, or too smoky. Neither of which is his style.

I went on a mission this year to make a healthy alternative to the traditional name brand products for my husband’s facial hair. I wanted to create something with just enough hold, just enough moisture, that would help tame, and help grow his facial hair with a nice, manly scent. Too hard a task you may think? Not at all! I came up with a nice homemade essential oil beard balm with a light hold, moisturizing enough for the humidity of a North Dakota summer and the dryness of below zero winters. This beard balm encourages growth, keeps the face free from blemishes, moisturizes and has a very light hold that won’t leave your man’s beard feeling waxy. And best of all? A nice, light manly scent without whiskey or campfire smoke. Not too girly, and not at all hippie.

Homemade Essential Oil Beard Balm

Makes approximately 12 oz


  • 3 oz coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp beeswax
  • 3 oz sweet almond oil
  • 4 tbsp shea butter
  • 8 drops lemongrass oil
  • 4 drops tea tree oil or melaleuca oil
  • 6 drops cedarwood oil
  • 8 drops peppermint oil or your favorite mint oil
  • 2 drops bergamot oil
  • 2 drops vetiver oil


  • In a double boiler* over medium heat, melt the coconut oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil and shea butter until smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the essential oils.
  • Pour into glass jars for use and storage.


  • If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a metal mixing bowl set on top of a medium saucepan of boiling water. 

What are your favoirite scents for men? What is your guy looking for in a beard care product? Hold? Moisture? Growth? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

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