Father’s Day is this weekend! What are you doing for your pops? Maybe a backyard BBQ or a patio lunch (depending on where you are and whether restrictions have been lifted)?
Maybe a beer bouquet or a new tie?
I’m going with CBD beard balm for the dog dad in our house. He’s got a whopper of a beard, and it needs a little TLC.
I could buy it, sure, but with a quick trip to Amazon (and my kitchen cupboards) I found everything I need to make it. It’s cheaper, and I know exactly what’s in it (and can choose my partner-in-crime’s favorite scent).
But, since Julio is such a wiz in the kitchen (and on camera), I dropped all the ingredients off to him so he could make it (and you could watch him do it).
Balm Benefits & Basics
If the man in your life sports a beard (yes, even a moustache counts), there are lots of reasons for him to use CBD beard balm. It:
- Reduces that irritating itch
- Helps deal with dandruff (AKA beardruff)
- Protects against the elements that can damage beard hair fibers (humidity, cold, excessive sun exposure)
- Helps tame the beast!
- Keeps the beard (and skin) healthy and moisturized
In any good beard balm, you’ve got 4 essential elements:
- A type of butter
- A carrier oil
- An essential oil
Beeswax gives you some slight hold for styling, but it also locks in moisture to keep the beard healthy and protected.
The butter (shea butter, cocoa butter) provides a moisturizing element and improve the spreadability of the balm itself.
The carrier oil (argan oil, jojoba oil) makes your beard soft and healthy looking and
The essential oil (whatever you want) gives the beard balm a nice smell, and imparts whatever benefits the specific oil you choose has.
Of course, our CBD beard balm has a 5th essential element: CBD oil. So you get the benefits of all those ingredients listed above PLUS all the benefits of CBD oil! BONUS!!
How to Make CBD Beard Balm
Making CBD beard balm is super easy. You just need a few ingredients, a double boiler (and yes, a pot in a pot will do the trick), some measuring utensils and some heat.
Here’s how to make it:
- 2 Tbsp Beeswax
- 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp Shea butter
- 1 Tbsp Argan Oil
- 10-15 drops CBD oil
- 10-15 drops essential oil (we used eucalyptus)
Other stuff you’ll need:
- glass measuring cup
- grater (if you’re not using beeswax pellets)
- metal tin or small mason jar (for storage)
Gather your ingredients. If you have a solid block of beeswax, grate it so you have 2 tablespoons.
Using a double boiler, place the beeswax into the melting container, add the coconut oil and shea butter. Place the container either over or directly in the water on low heat and wait for it to gently melt, string constantly.
Once it’s completely melted (no solids remain), carefully remove it from the heat. Quickly add in the argan oil and the essential oils (if you’re using them), stir. Finally, at the last minute (after it’s cooled down without solidifying), add the CBD and stir again to mix it in really well.
Immediately pour the mixture into your chosen container. You can use anything with a tight fitting lid (even a small mason jar would work). Let your balm set, cool, and solidify for at least two hours, then put the cover all.