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Moustache wax

 ‎ Moustache wax is a stiff pomade applied to a moustache as a grooming aid to hold the hairs in place, especially at the extremities. It can also have restorative properties, which become more important as the hair length increases. The wax is commonly scented and sometimes pigmented.

A simple recipe for homemade moustache wax comprises equal quantities of beeswax and petroleum jelly, combined in a double boiler and allowed to cool before use. More sophisticated recipes may include gum Arabic and a soap, scent and colouring may also be added if desired.

Common ingredients

  • Beeswax
  • Coconut oil or shea nut butter (or any saturated vegetable oil, solid at room temperature, and not prone to rancidity)
  • Petroleum jelly (vaseline)
  • Gum arabic or pine resin
  • Scented oils
  • tallow
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