The amber-scented wax of Bushman’s Candle is perfect for cosmetics, candles, moustache waxes, and therapeutic skin-healing formulas and is easy to extract from the bark.
Labdanum, like many other resins, acts as a perming agent and when applied to the hair will set it and keep it in the desired style long after the resin is gone.
With all my posts on moustache this and moustache that, I don’t mean to marginalize or ignore beards. I sport a beard along with my Stache and I try to give it the same kind of attention..Alas, I think we all get a little lazy at times and can take our beards for granted.. . While […]
Here is a product I have planned for a long time. I hope it will open up many new possibilities for my bearded brothers. Babylonian Beard Wax A beard and moustache dressing for creative grooming and everyday use. Made with fresh Beeswax, Frankincense Frereana oleo-resin, Labdanum and Lanolin, this medium-weight beard dressing will tame, shape and […]
As promised, here is the recipe for my “Abyssinian Twirling Wax”, a Frankincense summer styling wax made with the oleoresin of Frankincense Frereana, co-op harvested in Somaliland. The Frankincense resins in the formula can be replaced with Spruce, Pine or Fir resins if desired. I chose Frankincense Frereana because of its wonderful fragrance and lack […]
After a month and a half of silence since my last post, I believe I am back. It has been an oddly difficult year leading up to my 60th birthday last Sunday. For the most part I felt like I was sloughing through waist-high molasses to get the smallest thing done. Thank god for the […]
How to Use Carnauba Wax in Moustache Wax and Beard Pomades There has been a lot of interest in “A Solid Mustache wax recipe”, and I hope many of you have made your own Mustache wax tailored to your own needs. Over the past year there have been questions about adding Carnauba wax to Mustache […]
An Easy, Natural 2 part Mustache Wax Recipe (With instructions for creating a personal fragrance) This is the ” Mustache Wax Recipe” from the post “A Mustachio Twirl to save the world”. The post, in essence, gives some history about Vaseline and our destructive relationship with petroleum products. It presents Lanolin, a natural oil drawn from sheep’s […]
When searching online for Mens Grooming Wax and Mustache Wax Recipes, one will repeatedly come across a simple, two-part grooming wax recipe for men, calling for Beeswax and Vaseline. I assume it is from an old formulary or recipe book published at the beginning of the last century when newly discovered petroleum products were hailed […]
A Mustachio Twirl Casting Mustache Wax in Silicone trays. In my posts, I keep referring to “silicone trays” from the Dollar store”, as perfect moulds for casting home-made mustache wax. I have meant to post pictures for a few months now. So I will get this off the job list. They really are perfect! […]
Natural Mustache wax Recipe, Twist and Twirl. Part 2 of “A solid Mustache Wax recipe. There has been a tremendous amount of interest in the “Solid Mustache Wax Recipe”. Which makes me very happy. so many people are trying it out and making their own personalized versions of a grooming wax, not only for themselves, […]
Labdanum-Beard Grooming Babylonian style Labdanum. Also called Ladanum, Cistus or Rockrose, is a fragrant mediterranean shrub, rich in history, oleo-resin, and tradition, both medicinally and aromatically. The use of Labdanum, Cistus Ladanifera, Cistus Incanus or Cistus Creticus from Crete, has been traced back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, the civilizations of Akkad, Sumeria, […]