How To Make Mustache Wax

Author: The Beard Struggle

Published at: Jan 19, 2023

Finding the right mustache wax can be difficult. Some products make your mustache firm, while others make it softer and more manageable. And your chances of finding a product that’s made exclusively with natural ingredients are slimmer than finding a needle in a haystack. Not to mention that the price of high-quality mustache wax can be pretty steep.

That’s why many mustache-sporting men decide to make their own wax. Making your own product is not that difficult, and it offers you the liberty of including only the ingredients you want and to make larger quantities of wax at a smaller price.

Read on to learn how to make mustache wax, what ingredients you should use, how to mix the ingredients to make a high-quality wax, and more.


What is Mustache Wax?

As the name implies, mustache wax is a firm pomade that helps you groom and style your mustache. Mustache wax is specially designed to make your mustache more manageable and give it some resistance, making it easier to groom.

Waxes can help hydrate your mustache, and they are often scented. They can also include some pigments or dyes that help you achieve your favorite look.

Which Are The Benefits Of Using Mustache Wax?

The main benefit of using mustache wax is that it helps you style your facial hair. Applying wax can help make your mustache more defined, giving it heft and volume.

Mustache wax makes your grooming process easier, and it also hydrates and nourishes your skin and hair.

DIY How to Make Moustache Wax

You can make mustache wax using only three primary ingredients:

  • Beeswax
  • Carrier oil
  • Essential oil

And to make mustache wax, you only need some common kitchen tools and several containers to store your final product:

  • Kitchen scale
    • for accurate measurements
  • Double boiler
    • you can use two pots for this purpose. Just make sure that one is larger than the other, so the smaller one can fit inside it.
  • Shallow containers - you may be familiar with the shallow tin cans commercial mustache wax comes in. Well, you can either use similar containers or small jars to store your final product. Both options work, but the shallow tin cans enable you to consume all the product they contain without too much effort.

The process of making mustache wax is simple and straightforward. You use the double boiler to melt the wax, mix it with the carrier oil and the essential oil, pour it in the container, and let it cool down.

You can find our step-by-step guide on how to make mustache wax under each recipe below.


Ingredients Needed for Mustache Wax

You only need three main ingredients for mustache wax. You can add more, of course, but we recommend doing this only after you’ve gained some experience and are familiar with the process. Here’s what you need to know about the ingredients

Beeswax Makes Or Breaks Your Mustache Wax

Mustache wax is a styling product. Even though the wax helps hydrate your hairs, the main goal behind using it is to lock your hair into place and style it as well as you can. And beeswax is the only main ingredient that helps you do that, so the quantity and quality of beeswax you use can make or break your final product.

You should make sure that you use pure, high-quality beeswax. Keep in mind that the color of beeswax doesn’t affect the process. Beeswax can be white, yellow, or any shade in between. Every color variety works because it doesn’t influence the final product in any way.

Carrier Oils Nourish Your Skin And Hair

If the process of choosing beeswax is fairly simple, it quickly becomes more complicated when you have to choose a carrier oil. Why? Because there are a lot of carrier oils you can use, all of them with different pros and cons. Here’s a short list of what we recommend you use:

  • Coconut oil - good for cooking, good for cosmetics, good for your mustache. Coconut oil is consumable and holds well in storage, so you can use it with great results.
  • Jojoba oil
    • is commonly used in different cosmetics. Is not really edible, but won’t hurt you if you eat some by mistake (this can happen accidentally because you cover your mustache with wax).
  • Petroleum jelly - very easy to work with, cheap, and mixes well with beeswax.

Essential Oils Make Your Wax Extraordinary

The beeswax and carrier oil represent the structural components of your mustache wax. But essential oils bring the mixture to life, giving it scent and personality. There are a lot of essential oils you can choose for your wax, but here’s what we recommend.

  • Sandalwood - is an ingredient present in many perfumes and colognes. It gives your wax a deep, woody scent.
  • Peppermint
    • fresh and invigorating, peppermint is a stimulating option for your wax.
  • Clary Sage
    • with a refreshing minty scent, this essential oil smells amazing
  • Citrus
    • lemon, lime, and orange essential oils work well for this purpose. Choose the one you like best
  • Cedar
    • a popular choice among those who prefer woody scents over floral ones.


Top Homemade Mustache Wax Recipes

Wax Recipe #1 - I can stab you with my mustache (maximum strength)

  • Bring about 2” of water to a boil in the larger pot of your double boiler.
  • Add three (measure them) parts of beeswax and one part carrier oil of your choosing in the smaller pot and bring your fire to medium or low.
  • Stir till the beeswax melts completely and mixes with the carrier oil.
  • Add a few drops of essential oil (don’t go overboard here, you want your wax to be scented, not perfumed)
  • Pour into the container and let it cool down for at least an hour until it’s safe to touch
  • Try it out.

Wax Recipe #2 - Do I like woods? I smell like one! (medium strength)

  • Bring 2” of water to a boil in the double boiler
  • Add two parts beeswax and one part carrier oil and stir until completely melted and mixed.
  • Add equal parts of cedar oil and sandalwood oil
  • Pour into the container and wait for it to cool down before trying it out.

Wax Recipe #3 - Fresh and bold (medium strength)

  • Boil about 2” of water in your double boiler
  • Add two parts beeswax and one part carrier oil, stirring completely until melted and mixed
  • Add two parts orange oil, one part lemon oil, one part sandalwood oil
  • Pour the mixture into one or more containers and let it cool down.

Make It Simpler With The Beard Struggle Products

Don’t want to waste hours shopping for ingredients and mixing them into a mustache wax that doesn’t smell or feel like the real thing?

We have you covered. The Beard Struggle Mustache Wax is specially designed to give your mustache the support and nourishment it needs while you go on with your day. With two different scents that make you stand out in a crowd, our mustache wax helps you style and groom your mustache.

Try it out today

Yes, my mustache deserves the best!

Mustache Wax FAQ

What Can I Use as a Mustache Wax?

Even though there are several products that can help you style your facial hair, nothing can help you turn your facial hair into a masterpiece like wax can.

Is Beeswax Good for Mustaches?

Yes, beeswax can help protect your facial hair from dust and other particles. It can also moisturize your skin and hair.

How do You Soften Mustache Wax?

You can soften your mustache wax by placing it near a heat source or holding it in your hands for a while. You can also make a softer mustache wax by adding more carrier oil when you make it.

Can I Use Hair Gel On My Mustache?

You shouldn’t use hair gel on your mustache because it can harm your hair follicles. Mustache wax is better because it protects and nourishes your skin and hair.

How to Choose Between the Medium and Hard Hold?

Most men could use a medium hold wax throughout a regular day. Waxes that offer a hard hold are generally used either by men who sport very long mustaches or on special occasions to help with the styling.

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