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!
made this and it works good. used 50/50 cocoa butter and beeswax. with a bit of homemade beard oil mixed in as well (20 drops in 4oz)<br><br>beeswax is a good price on amazon<br><br>aliexpress.com has cheap tins.
What kind of cocco butter and beeswax did you use
aura cacia pure cocoa<br>best nutrition shop amazon store for the beeswax.<br><br>both on amazon
thanks it turned out nice for a first try. smells like chocolate so that works out well. i might do a 60% wax next time to give more hold.
<p>Works great! Thanks!</p>
<p>Nice! I didn't think about using an altoids tin!</p>
What kind of beeswax should i use
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<br>
<p>Where do you get your labels and containers?</p>
<p>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.</p>
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.<br><br>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.
<p>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 &quot;stink&quot;</p>
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?
<p>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 &quot;How to apply mustache wax like a boss&quot; on YouTube to see an informational video on applying correctly. </p>
Hey would you say 1 tsp of coconut oil is 1 once?
<p>Thanks for the instructable! Easy to follow and ends with a good stasch wax! I found beeswax tea candles at the local farmers market for 0.55 euro, mixed with 2.5 tablespoons of coconut oil. Fills an Altoids tin about a 1/4&quot; from top - perfect! </p>
<p>Where do you get the Bees Wax ???</p>
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 &quot;clean&quot; the wax.
<p>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.</p>
I use to keep bees and know other beekeepers. You can order 1lb blocks on eBay.
<p>What kind of beeswax can I use? Is Murray's 100 percent Australian beeswax okay?</p>
Don't use Murray's for this, if you look at the fine print, I believe it says &quot;made with&quot; or something similar right around the 100% Australian Beeswax. If you take a look at the ingredients, it has petroleum jelly and other ingredients as well. It would probably be fine for your 'stache, most commercial waxes also contain those things, but for the purpose of this recipe, it's not actually pure Beeswax.
<p>I made it! I will let you know how my handsome husband likes it, but all I know is that today I could barely kiss him... he was wearing an icky mustache wax.... now he will have one that I love! This recipe took 15 minutes to make, used locally grown beeswax from our summer farmer's market (Bees Brothers), and I added essential oils from Doterra: Peppermint, lavender, and orange! yummy! Thank you for the recipe!</p>
Glad I could help! I have yet to experiment with essential oils, but I imagine that smells awesome.
<p>Hi! sorry but I haven't understand how much water you have to pour in the mix at first. 2&quot; is two inches? Thank you very much!</p>
<p>Do not add any water to the mix. The 2 inches of water is a part of the double boiler: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain-marie" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain-marie</a> </p>
<p>I followed this recipe and it came out great. I added a little essential oil to give it some aroma. I would like mine to have a little more hold so I think with my next batch I will try a 60:40 beeswax:coconut oil blend. I also bought some empty (unused) chap-stick type containers on ebay and I poured some of the wax in them. It makes it very easy to apply by rubbing it in to the hairs and then combing it through, and even if you didn't want to apply it that way, the tube of wax is very portable so you could keep one in your pocket or in your desk at work (like I do) in case of an emergency. Thanks for the instructable.</p>
Nice! I didn't think about the chapstick containers. Let me know how the 60:40 works out.
<p>I went to the dollar store and bought a four pack of small glue sticks. I emptied the glue sticks, cleaned them out and poured the wax right in the stick.</p>
Thanks so much for this. You've inspired me to give this a try. (I'm using my own guess-recipe, however.) I have tried many different waxes and the price is obscene compared to the cost of ingredients.
Almost forgot....how did you transfer the wax to tins from the double boiler?
I put the tins on wax paper and poured with a glass pyrex. Easy to clean up with really hot water.
How tight is your wax hold?
<p>i have found an old mint tin works good for a container. and you can find some cool ones out there</p>
<p>Hiya, I have made this wax and it came out OK. When I use it, however, it doesn't seem to &quot;smooth out&quot; properly in my hands. There seems to be some flakey bits that stay pretty solid. Have I messed up the proportions do you think? I used roughly 50/50. Any advice?</p>
<p>Do the flaky bits look like beeswax that might not have mixed well enough with the oil? If you imagine an ice cream scoop scraping off a thin layer of the sweet stuff; that's how I draw off my wax. It helps that I have it in a tin and I just use the lid to make small ribbons of wax that easily melt in my fingers.</p>
thanks for the info now I can make my own in bulk for less. the store bought kind I get doesn't hold very well, it's more of a beard conditioning salve. going to experiment and add some essential oils...maybe cedar.
I tried making this last night. Natural beeswax, 100% coconut oil, equal masses melted and (tried too cool slowly). The first time I tried it, it cool in a matter of minutes because I was only making a small amount, and was using an aluminum pie pan as the second level of my double boiler (so there was a very wide surface area exposed to the air). I think the rapid cooling caused the beeswax to separate a little from the coconut oil, as when I took some in my fingers there was a very thin oil with some harder parts (despite looking well mixed with solid in the pan). I reheated and tried to let it cool more slowly (turning down the heat on the double boiler to almost off and letting it cool with the double boiler). This resulted in a better mixed product, not so much separation. However, I'm still uncertain as to what final consistency/ tackiness I should be expecting. I'm very new to the moustache scene -- some of the tutorials for moustache styling show store-bought waxes rolling into a ball, soft, but able to hold a shape without sticking all over the fingers. The mix I made with the beeswax and coconut oil is too mushy and tacky to be able to roll into ball. Should I let it cool more slowly again, or add more beeswax, or is this the desired goal?
I let mine cool on the counter after pouring it. The first run was in that little glass dish you see.. when I was happy with that I moved to the 2oz tins. The 50/50 split gave me a harder wax that I would scrape with my fingernail and then it would turn malleable in my fingers due to heat. I tried making another bath by changing the ratio to more coconut oil (I think 55/45 or 60/40) and it was much more tacky / easy to work with, but it didn't feel like it would hold all that well. I never experimented with more beeswax vs coconut oil because I still have so much left over from the last batch!
Actually, the tins I let cool on the counter, the glass cup I put in the fridge. I don't remember there being any difference in the final product.
Great. Thanks for your replies. I guess I should try pouring it off into a deeper container. Perhaps this will keep it from cooling too rapidly. The batch I let cool down over the double boiler had a better consistency, but pouring it into something else would be easier (and it's winter so maybe that's affecting how rapidly it's setting).
This should jump to the Featured page in Movember.
Great project! It could use a really fun intro image to get some good click-throughs. Perhaps channel your inner Snidely Whiplash? :D
Either that or Dali! My hair color is to light in color for an evil villain. I'll have to search around for something fun to put at the top.

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