With Movember around the corner, this mustache wax is just the thing for encouraging owners of creepy little No’ mo’s to style their newfound facial hair into something dashing and well-groomed.
It comes together in a jiffy, and this recipe makes a very manageable amount (~15g/half an ounce) to avoid finding yourself swimming in wee tins of ‘stache wax. It’s a simple blend of liquid jojoba oil (USA / Canada) and sticky beeswax, spiced up with an intriguing blend of essential oils that’s reminiscent of a cologne you can’t quite place. I think you’ll like it.
Because of beeswax’s unique tackiness, I do not recommend swapping it out for any other wax, but you could use a different liquid carrier oil if you want.
Now, because every mustachio is different, the amount of wax in this recipe is a range instead of a hard number. The lower end of the range provides a light hold—something stiffer than a beard balm, but not hugely so. You will not be sculpting facial hair into a chin octopus with the 4g of beeswax version.
More wax makes for more hold. If you want a medium hold, try the 6g version. If that’s still not enough, melt it down and bump it up to 8g. You can add more than 8g if you like, but I do recommend doing a bit of melting and testing to see what works best for your mustache. If you’re planning on experimenting I do recommend leaving out the essential oils until you find the right amount of wax for you—constantly reheating them will destroy them. This kind of customization is why I love making stuff like this instead of buying it 🙂
Once everything has melted together, remove the cup from the heat and stir in the essential oils. Pour the mixture into a 15mL/half ounce tin and let it set up before labelling (I love these labels) and using.
If you prefer more hold, re-melt everything and add another gram or two of beeswax. Review this guide for an idea of how beeswax and liquid oils play together. If you’re planning on experimenting I do recommend leaving out the essential oils until you find the right amount of wax for you—constantly reheating them will destroy them.