We ran out of some hair stuff around the house, and naturally this provides a good excuse to ponder "I wonder what the homemade pomade would be like?" It's best to start simple. There are a lot of recipes out there, but we wanted something simple and basic. We can always dress it up later.
You will need:
- coconut oil
- essential oil, if you wish
- saucepan, knife and cutting board
- glass jar with lid
Gather your ingredients and your materials.
At most health food stores you can buy little blocks of beeswax, but of course we had this big block around the house.
The beeswax will need to be cut/shaved/grated into smaller bits.
Recipe: one part beeswax and one part coconut oil. For this small jar we measured by weight and did one ounce of beeswax and one ounce of coconut oil. Then place items in the jar inside the saucepan. Fill the saucepan with water so the water is the same level as the substance in the jar. I didn't take a before picture, but the next one illustrates what it looks like when all the ingredients are melted.
This is our teeny cast iron. I could bore you right here right now about my affection for cast iron. Another time, friend. Once all the bits of wax are melted give it a mix. When cool to the touch, pull out and let firm up to room temperature.
This is the time to add your essential oil to it. I would say 1-10 drops pending the strength of fragrance you want. We did not add any oil to ours. I personally LOVE the smell of beeswax.
There you go! A little goes a long way. On a cold day with a new flat surface it might take a moment to get your scoop out. If you find that you want it more malleable or shiny for your luscious locks, you could add more coconut oil to it. Then reheat it. Enjoy!
Note: This makes a great gift for the boys or men in your life who like their hair just so.