I find DIY easier, less time consuming, and more satisfying than scouring stores and markets for products that are package free, or which use recyclable packaging. It’s also great to know exactly what goes into a product and therefore into us.

The boys in our house like to use hair styling wax when they go out, so I made them some to keep the packaging out of our home. It only took five minutes and smells divine (I used lemon essential oil). You can also use this as a lip balm.

DIY natural hair styling wax.


  • 15g grated beeswax
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil,
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil,
  • 20 drops of chosen essential oil (try lime or lemon)


Melt beeswax and coconut oil in a bain-marie, mix well to combine. Remove from heat, then add olive oil and chosen essential oil. Pour into a small jar then allow to solidify at room temperature. Store in the fridge.

Too easy!

13 thoughts

  1. Hello- I’m about to get my hair cut into a pixie again!
    Im2 transitioning to zero waste over the next few months. How well would you say the style holds? Does it make hair look wet?


  2. Love the idea of making our own hair wax. As a vegan however I’d not be keen on using beeswax as I’ve read about the detrimental ways most honey/beeswax is harvested. Would you be able to recommend a suitable replacement? Would soy wax work? I have found some ‘vegan beeswax’ online also but it contained some paraffin and wasn’t sure that would be a good idea. Thanks!


    1. I know some people use plant-based Candelilla wax and Soy wax for ‘beeswax’ wraps so maybe they are a good option. I haven’t looked into it so I don’t know much about them but I thought you could get those without paraffin. Good luck 😃


      1. Thanks, I’ll look into it further. Worth considering even if not vegan but have a desire to do what is good for our planet and its species. When alternatives are available that don’t harm our beloved bees, that has got to be good for all 🙂

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  3. Hi,

    Have just made a batch of this.

    Looks great.

    You say to store in the fridge, what is the reason behind this? ( To stop it melting or for longevity?)



      1. Thank you. I found this quite hard and resistant to melting in my hands. (I’m not someone who has cold hands)

        I will play with my ingredients to try to give it a lower melting point.

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