Beard Butter can easily be made in a home, if you don’t want to buy then you can try this DIY Beard butter recipe in your home. It’s quick and easy home DIY recipe, and with just basic ingredients you can do this
You can use beard butter instead of oil, it is less oily and greasy, and best alternative of beard oil and beard balm with almost same benefits.
If you are a bearded guy you must have heard about beard balm and beard oil and may use it, but there’s also another type of moisturizing product which is beard butter. It’s the best ever natural thing you can have for your beard. It has lots of its benefits and is 100% natural.
Beard Butter Recipe Ingredients:
- Waxes (OPTIONAL)
- Carrier oils
- Essentials Oils
Butters (1st & most important Ingredient of Beard Butter)
Butter is the most important ingredient, and there are 3 different types of common butters available, you can use any one of these.
3 most common type of beard butters,
- Shea butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Mango Butter
Shea Butter: This butter is very easily available, and it’s a very common ingredient in the beard balms. It’s anti-inflammatory, and easy to absorb.
“Shea butter is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. It is ivory in color when raw, with more processed versions being white in color, although it is commonly dyed yellow with borututu root or palm oil.” (Source Wikipedia)
Cocoa Butter: it is very rich in vitamins and antioxidants. It’s a common ingredient for many moisturizers and beard balms, and we are also going to use it in our recipe of beard butter.
“Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavor and aroma. Its melting point is just below human body temperature.” Wikipedia
Mango Butter: This butter is exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants but it is harder to come by in comparison with the other two. We are going to use this one as well in our diy recipe of beard butter.
“Mango butter is a type of body butter made from mango seed (a.k.a. the pit). It’s similar to shea and cocoa butter in that it’s light and moisturizing without being greasy. “ Source
Waxes also must have ingredients in the beard butter and beard balm, and it’s because of its solid property, and we are going to use it in our beard butter as well, just because of this property of the waxes, and the most common and organic wax is the beeswax.
It is an optional ingredient, you can make beard butter without beeswax as well.
Alternatives: Soy wax and candelilla wax are the best alternatives to beeswax, it completely depends on your own preferences.
Note: Its up to you if you want to use beeswax or not but I suggest if you want your beard to behold then a small amount of beeswax will solve your problem.
Carrier oils are the daily driver for every single person, and most of us start using this on our hairs from childhood. If you are not familiar, I have listed down all types of oils that can be used in it.
Carrier oil, make your beard butter most effective in terms of moisturizing and strengthening the beard. You can use one or blend of the different oils. These will give you the fragrance and as well make the wax soften.
Below are the different types of carrier oils, you can use any of these in beard butter:
- Argan oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Avocado oil
- Coconut oil
- Walnut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Camellia seed oil
- Apricot oil
- Kukui nut oil
- Hazelnut oil
- Hemp seed oil
- Emu oil
- Macadamia nut oil
- Grapeseed oil
You can choose any from these all oils are good but my mine favorite is Argan Oil, Almond, Coconut oil and Jojoba. You can try any other oil, it’s personal preference. for benfits of different oils you can see Health Line Carrier Oil article.
Essential Oils / Other unscented Oils
These types of oils are mostly blends of different oils, so if you are not going to use any carrier oil and want to try any existing essential oil, you can go ahead. It’s not necessary but completely your choice that if it suits you more or carrier oil.
How to Make a DIY Beard Butter (Home Recipe)
When we are talking about recipes, it means there are some other steps to follow than just listing down the ingredients. You can follow below listed steps and the measurements for the beard butter recipe, and enjoy your homemade beard balm.
Beard Butter Ingredients:
- 1/2 ounce of wax
- 2-3 ounces of butter
- 3 ounces of carrier oils
- A few drops of essential oils
Beard Butter Cooking Steps:
Now mixing these ingredients is quite simple,
Heat the wax, butter, and carrier oils in a vat over low heat.
Keep monitoring it and not let them boil, the goal is just to melt things so we can blend these.
Once the mixture has completely melted, remove it from the heat.
Now mix out all the ingredients, and make sure that this looks perfectly blended.
Now take any container and store it. After cool down it will have a soft solid shape like a beard balm, and now it is ready to use.
This hand whipped beard butter gives your beard a good feel, you can try with different combos.
It is the simplest recipe for homemade beard butter, you can experiment with different ingredients, after researching for their benefits of it.
Let us know, which ingredients are you going to use, or which butter, Oil and wax combo do you like most?, Comment below :).
Michael Raman is a passionate writer and blogger with a keen interest in men's grooming and beard care. He is the founder of BestBeardStraightener.com, a website dedicated to providing readers with the latest information, reviews, and advice on beard grooming products.
Growing up, Michael always had an interest in fashion and grooming. He was fascinated by the way that a person's appearance could impact how they were perceived by others. As he got older, he developed a love for beards and the way they could enhance a man's appearance.
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