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DIY Mustache Wax for Men

Handmade DIY Father's Day Gift Idea - Homemade Mustache Wax Recipe for MenComing up with a great handmade Father’s Day gift can be hard. So I’ve created a functional DIY Father’s Day gift that Dad that’s sure to be used year round. Granted, it’s only a great gift for dad if he has a mustache, but if your dad – or the man in your life – sports a ‘stache, this is a gift that’s sure to be appreciated. I had my boyfriend give it a test drive first to be sure and he really enjoyed the feel and scent in his mustache. (P.S. This makes a great homemade Christmas stocking stuffer gift as well!)

DIY Mustache Wax Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen


4 Tablespoons Beeswax, recommended or ( 2 Tablespoons Carnauba Wax)
3 Tablespoons Palm Kernel Flakes
3 Tablespoons Grape Seed Oil
3 Tablespoons Jojoba Oil
40 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
40 drops Pine Essential Oil


Using a Tablespoon measurement, measure out level Tablespoons of the Beeswax or Carnauba Wax and Palm Kernel Flakes and place into a glass Pyrex measuring cup. Heat at reduced power in the microwave – I have a 1200 watt microwave and heated at 80% power for 3 1/2 minutes – until melted. Watch this closely to be sure your waxes don’t burn or boil. (In warmer climates you’ll need to increase palm kernel flakes to 4 Tbs. Also note that beeswax will offer more hold than carnauba wax as it’s sticker. Carnauba is simply offered as a vegan alternative.)

Now measure out the Grape Seed Oil and Jojoba Oil using a Tablespoon measurement and stir into your waxes – a knife works great for this! Add your essential oils, stir again, then pour into metal tins and allow to cool.

DIY Mustache Wax Recipe for Men - Easy Homemade Gift Idea for Dad for Father's Day or as a Christmas Stocking Stuffer

For my mustache wax I upcycled a metal tin with snowflakes on it that I had from Christmas. I simply decorated it with washi tape by wrapping it around the tin and then applying it onto the top of the lid and cutting off the excess.

You can also pair this gift with my DIY Natural Beard Conditioner for Men. For more great handmade gift ideas for men, be sure to follow my Father’s Day Gift Ideas board on Pinterest.


  • aquariann

    June 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    What a unique gift idea! ^.^

  • Sally

    June 6, 2014 at 1:10 am

    I really want to try this recipe as both my husband and my father in law have full facial hair and they are both very involved in the Steampunk community, which means they like to shape their mustaches! Quick question though, with the carrier oils do I have to keep them as listed in the recipe or can I substitute them for something else? IE could I substitute the Jojoba oil for say Sweet Almond oil?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      June 7, 2014 at 11:29 am

      You can sub. 🙂

  • Jamie

    November 30, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Which will be the scent of the wax? Pine? Any other suggestions with switching the oils for a scent. Something besides a vanilla or citrus for a man? Thanks

  • Cristian

    December 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    This is probably unmonitored at this point, but I thiught I would ask anyway. I followed the recipe using hrmp instead of Palm kernel oil and 2 tablespoons carnauba wax and the result was more whipped and balm like. What went wrong? It has no hold at all. To correct would I just add another tablespoon of wax?

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Carnauba wax isn’t sticky like beeswax and will have a different texture and hold. However if you prefer a vegan wax that’s the only alternative I’m aware of. Feel free to experiment! You can add a little beeswax at this point if using beeswax isn’t an issue for you.

  • Coralee

    December 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    How much mustache wax does this recipe make? Thanks!

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