Homemade Mustache Wax





Introduction: Homemade Mustache Wax

When growing a righteous mustache (moustache for the non-American readers), a man must sooner or later come to grips that he must use some tools to tame the labium superius oris beast. Trimming and combing can help out, but for the truly virtuous mustache, pomade is what you seek. Due to the location of the mustache, care must be given to the type of ointments. One might consume small portions of the product and thus one of the non-pronounceable ingredients.

I’ve chosen to go the all natural route, with a very simple recipe with equal parts beeswax and coconut oil.  Beeswax melts at body temperature and coconut oil is very heat stable, slow to oxidize, and resistant to rancidity (which is good for storage).  Both of these ingredients are human consumable, so I’m not worried about eating with the wax in use.

For a small batch that should last a few weeks, I went with 1 oz (by weight) of each.  you will only need one tool; a double boiler (and I guess a scale).

1) Start by bringing 2” of water to a boil.
2) Add the beeswax and stir till its completely melted.  Be careful with this, aerosoled beeswax can ignite and possible explode, so go easy with the heat.
3) Add the coconut oil and stir till melted and completely mixed.
4) Pour into some heat resistant storage container (I chose a small Pyrex glass tray).
5) Let it cool down for 30 minutes  or longer - I’m not sure how long, just don’t go and burn yourself.

Once the wax has set, you can store it in a dry, cool place.  To apply, just rub your fingers into the wax till it warms up. Using small portions at a time, work it into the mustache.  Comb to style.  Go out and enjoy the compliments you’ll receive on your awesome mustache!

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Cocoa Butter absorbs better than Shea Butter. Shea gives it a "sheen' and makes the hairs look more vibrant. My Company has been making it for years. The wax will make it hard if your mix is above 55% wax so unless that is what you are trying to accomplish keep your wax mix below 55%

Sorry, you asked this a long time ago (year ago), but no 1 tsp would not be 1 ounce. It would be approximately 2 TB (or 1/8 cup).

im sorry, bit stupid question i guess, but i have to ask anyway. did u put the beeswax into the water? no, right? just mixed beeswax and coconut oil together?

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No, I only put the bowl over boiling water, this is what is known as a double-boiler. It heats up the wax evenly and safely.

I was actually going to comment that some people read, & make recipes exactly as they are written. They just get out the ingredients, and start doing what the instructions say, exactly as written, not really noticing until to late that some things are not meant to be done exactly that way.
(Such as,

1) Start by bringing 2” of water to a boil.

2) Add the beeswax and stir till its completely melted. Be careful with
this, aerosoled beeswax can ignite and possible explode, so go easy
with the heat.

3) Add the coconut oil and stir till melted and completely mixed.

I'm not meaning to be nit picky or sarcastic, just a friendly suggestion. :)

All natural. I just chipped off a little from my 16lb block that I own. They are fairly cheap, e.g. 1lb @ 12$ (first listing I found): http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-lb-Pure-Beeswax-Golden-Yellow-Bees-Wax-FREE-SHIPPING-/121268127324?hash=item1c3c24c65c:m:ma76IDxi-1PUPwwxqTHNUxg

Container Store sells them individually for about a dollar each, if you don't want to buy in bulk. They also sell round sticker labels you can print from home.

Try SKSbottles.com andIhave used Vistaprint with great success on various things. I believe they have gummed product labels which you can design online. I have leaves them for years and they are very reputable. Lee R

Bought my containers online, but I don't remember where.

I made my own label and just cut it out. It sticks to the lid with a little bit of the wax.

Ive been using wax and cocoa butter or shea butter using close to the same portions. So far so good but ic got a bunch of tins that are only close. Usable but just close. One smells to,strong, one has no smell but would last several days im sure . Im trying your recipe now.

Since I am quite sensitive to strong fragrances, the mustache is located near the nose. So this could be a test for me, especially when most of the wax has a tendency to "stink"

Hi, I try to make this, and it work perfectly. But, when I apply it to my mustache, it leaves some white marks, any idea?

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You need to rub a small amount between your pointer fingers to get it soft or totally melt it before you apply it to your mustache. Only use in small amounts, brush it in and keep adding until you're happy with the result. Search "How to apply mustache wax like a boss" on YouTube to see an informational video on applying correctly.

Online is easiest, but your local farmers market is a good bet. I like honey with the wax in there, but it takes a bit of work to "clean" the wax.

I got mine at the Farmers market from the people who make their own honey, they also sell bees wax in a cube form. It was hella cheap too, only $1,50.