Thursday, 7 February 2013

How-to: Moustache Wax

Moustache wax is very easy to make, using these simple ingredients!
You will need:
  • Beeswax
  • Vaseline
  • Essential oil
  • A small tub or pot to put it all in!

  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Scales
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
Chop the required amount of beeswax and place in the bowl. We used 15g of beeswax, and really should have chopped it up a bit smaller so that it would melt better but didn't think of that at the time!
Put it into the small bowl and add the same amount of Vaseline (15g) to the bowl.
Now melt together the beeswax and the Vaseline in the microwave - don't worry about burning it, but check after every two minutes or so. Also bear in mind that once the wax has melted, it won't stay that way for long, so you'll have to work quickly after this stage.
At this point, it will smell pretty bad, but try to exercise restraint when adding the essential oil! We went for three drops but the smell in the finished product is pretty overwhelming, so maybe limit it to just one or two drops.
Mix the oil in thoroughly, then scrape the wax into your pot.
Voila! Your moustache wax is now complete! Use sparingly on the tips of your 'tache for shaping and enjoy.
 We used petitgrain essential oil for a citrussy, musky scent, but I would also love to try one with a peppermint or sandalwood essential oil. Try out your own to see what you like best!

1 comment:

  1. Try making it without the petrochemicals using a natural oil instead like olive oil. Better for you and less chances of causing break outs too! Dandy Candy Moustache Trainer is a fine example of what's out there in the vegan, organic, green stache community! thanks for the How Too!