Monday, August 2, 2010

Beeswax Pomade

This is a popular use for beeswax.  This is a straight forward low cost recipe to make your own at home.  Also use the link below to find more DIY recipes for beeswax.

1 Decide what are you going to use it for what style

2 Depending on what you will use it for will give you a general idea of the measurement of the ingredients.

3 If you want more hold give it more bees wax than petroleum jelly or oil.

4 First melt your bees wax in a clean pan until its a liquid, then pour into a cooling container.

5 Add oil or Vaseline so the wax doesn't go hard again.

6 Remember more oil or petroleum jelly: less hold, but more shine.

7 If you like, add some mint or some kind of nice-smelling oils to cover up the smell of the petroleum jelly.

  • Make it in large batches because if you're a greaser, you will use a lot.
  • For it to wash out, use detergent, (like for your dishes.)
  • I personally prefer to use corn starch and shampoo because it's better for your hair. 
  • You are handling hot wax, be careful!.
  • Don't use paraffin wax or any artificial waxes instead of bees wax.
  • Don't melt it in a microwave, only on a hotplate or stove.
  • Never put pomade in your eyes or in your mouth.
  • Keep away from kids.
  • Use only cooking oils like olive or vegtable never use motor oil.
  • Use only natural scented oils or edible oils for your pomade.
Things you'll need

  • a kitchen
  • a pan a skillet
  • a stirring spoon
  • oven mitts
  • a container
  • bees wax
  • oil or petroleum jelly
  • scented oils (needed if you want it to smell good)
For this and other beeswax recipes wikihow has  plenty.

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