Beeswax, Shea Butter And Coconut Oil. Oh My!

This past weekend the hubby and I decided to do an experiment.

For over a year now my husband has had a haircut that requires the assistance of pomade. A hair product that keeps his hair placed correctly yet allows it to have some flexibility. But let me tell you, it’s spendy.

This hair product costs at least $12 a bottle. There is cheaper stuff but that never seems to work in his hair.

But this weekend, instead of going out and buying his bi-monthly bottle of “hair crap,” we decided to make our own.

Using a recipe we found on an online blog we created a pomade that so far has given him positive results.

It’s easy to use. Which for my husband — who doesn’t want to waste the time styling his hair — is good news.

Below is the recipe we used with our own added touches.

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  • 3 tablespoons beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic cornstarch (We used regular corn start since we didn’t have any organic on hand)
  • Essential Oil (optional – we used 10 drops of peppermint oil)

Directions:

  1. After measuring out all the ingredients combine the beeswax, coconut oil and shea butter into a glass jar.
  2. Put the jar into a small saucepan and fill the sauce pan with water till the water covers about ¼ of the  jar.
  3. On medium heat double boil the ingredients until it is all liquefied.
  4. Reduce heat to low and let the mixture sit  for 20 minutes to allow the shea butter to process.
  5. While waiting, combine the jojoba oil and the cornstarch together and stir until the starch is completely dissolved.
  6. Once the 20 minutes is up, remove from heat and take the jar out of the water. Pour the ingredients into the jojoba/cornstarch mix and add the essential oil if wanted.
  7. Stir the ingredients together and then pour into a small container. (We used an old Altoids tin)
  8. Let cool.

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And that’s it. It was pretty easy if you don’t take into account that we broke our first glass jar in the boiling water and had to start over.

When we totaled up all the used ingredients this products only cost $3.06 to produce. And we have plenty of ingredients to make many more batches.

Now that’s a deal.

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