What I used.
I looked at a bunch of recipes online and kinda cobbled this one together.
For pomade 1 I used
.50 oz bees wax
.50 oz coconut oil
A glug of jojoba oil. Maybe a teaspoon?
And about 5 drops of each jasmine and vanilla essential oils.
Oh and I went by weight instead if cups and table spoons because this is a way more precise way if I ever want to make it again.
I have an inexpensive kitchen scale. We use it multiple times a day.
I heated it on a double boiler and when it melted I put the essential oils in and poured out into a container.
This is what it looked like once it hardened. I tried to use it and felt it was too hard so I bashed it up with my finger. I do this with store bought pomades too. (Anything in a jar. I like to be the first to smash it)
I used a pea sized amount on the ends of my hair after curling. (I allowed it to dry over night. It was a frizzy messy mess)
It immediately tamed fly away and frizzy ends and have that nice piecey texture I wanted.
I don't know about longevity yet. I'll get back to you!
Pomade two was
1 oz bees wax
.75 oz coconut oil
.30 jojoba oil (I meant only .25 but I squeezed too hard)
While I had the oven roaring I made some other stuff just for fun.
The little square box is a headache stress aromatherapy balm.
.25 apricot oil
.25 bees wax
Lavender peppermint and vanilla essential oil
It's the end of the day and it held up well!! Not very flattering picture but it held up great in the humidity!
As a funny (not funny) aside. Someone asked me if my daughter was my granddaughter and 5 minutes later someone said something about my son!!!!
I mean pink lovey, rhinestone glitter sneakers purple whale shirt. Really?!
Edited to add. I tried version two just now. Only needed a tiny smidge!