Best 7 Beard and Mustache Waxes

The best mustache and beard wax will provide you with just the perfect hold. Here is a review of the best natural and organic waxes on the market.

I have 6 main criteria for choosing the best wax for your mustache or beard. Before you consider buying a wax, here are some things to keep in mind:

1. Hold

Mustache and beard waxes are divided in 3 main categories, depending on how strong of a hold they provide:  soft/light, medium and hard/strong.

Waxes with a light hold are perfect for short mustaches and are used to keep stray hairs under control.

Medium waxes are the best option if you have a longer mustache and are mainly used for styling.

Hard/strong waxes provide a really firm hold and are usually used to style a handlebar mustache.

2. Number of ingredients

As a general rule of thumb, the more ingredients a mustache has, the better. A good wax is usually made with a mixture of beeswax (or tree resins) and natural oils and butters, such as shea butter and coconut oil. All these ingredients will not only keep your mustache in place, but it will moisturize and provide a lot of health benefits to your skin and facial hair. So make sure you wax includes a couple of  oils and butters.

3. The quality of ingredients

Many beard and mustache waxes contain synthetic ingredients, such as petroleum jelly. I recommend avoiding products using petroleum bases products, since they irritate the skin, seal the moisture and dry out the pores.

Instead, look for waxes made with natural and organic products. Your mustache and skin will thank you for it.

4. Colour

Waxes came in different colours, and it’s a good idea to choose a wax that matches your mustache and beard color.

Warning: some waxes are marketed as having a “neutral” colour, but they are actually more on the white side. So make sure you research your wax diligently before buying it.

5. Scent

As opposed to beard oils, almost all waxes I have come across have some type of a scent. Usually I don’t mind it but if you are sensitive to smells, make sure you buy a wax with a light scent

6. Experiment

There’s a chance you’ll buy a wax that won’t work for you. Don’t sweat it! It happens to the best of us. Sometime it takes some trial and error in order to find the wax that will best suit your needs. So don’t be afraid of experimenting with different brands.

The Best Mustache Wax

Mustache WaxNatural/OrganicHoldScentIngredients 
urbanxyUrbanXY Superior Holdnatural & organicstrongnone5more info
handelbar wax 2CanYouHandlebar - Secondarynaturalextra strongmild beeswax6more info
handelbar wax 1CanYouHandlebar - Primarynaturalmediummild beeswax6more info
wild willies waxWild Willie’smostly organiclight to mediummild beeswax7more info

The Best Beard Wax

Beard WaxNatural/OrganicHoldScentIngredients 
smooth viking beard balmSmooth Vikingyesmedium/strongnone8more info
bearded goons waxThe Bearded Goon’s Waxyesstrongsoapy5more info
honest amish waxHonest Amish Wax yesstrongmasculinen/a
more info

Mustache Wax Reviews


Mustache Wax Superior Hold – by UrbanXY

If you’re looking for a strong hold and want to get the best bang for your buck, look no further than Mustache Wax Superior Hold by UrbanXY. The 4 oz tin costs about $17, that’s approximately $4.25 per oz!


  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Style mustaches
  • Moisturize skin

The Mustache Wax Superior also comes with a 90 day money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the quality of the product, you can return it for a full refund.

Hold: strong

Scent: none

Ingredients: Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E

handelbar wax 2

Secondary Mustache Wax Extra Strength – by CanYouHandlebar

If you’re looking for a long lasting super strong hold, no other wax can beat Secondary Muustache Wax by CanYouHandlebar. As the name suggests, this wax was specifically designed for keeping those mustache curls firm all day long.


  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Style handlebars mustaches
  • Soothe the skin
  • Stop the itch

Hold: extra strong

Scent: mild beeswax

Ingredients: Michigan Beeswax, USP Lanolin, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E

handlebar wax 1

Primary Moustache Wax Medium Hold – by CanYouHandlebar

The Primary Mustache Wax Medium Hold is my #1 choice for a medium to long mustache. It is also good for beginners and for those looking for a day to day styling product.


  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Style handlebars mustaches
  • Soothe the skin
  • Stop the itch

Hold: medium

Scent: mild beeswax

Ingredients: Michigan Beeswax, USP Lanolin, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin E

wild willies wax

Wild Willie’s Premium Mustache Wax

Wild Willie’s Premium Mustache Wax is perfect for styling small mustaches and keeping stray hairs under control. The thing that I absolutely love about this specific product is that most of the ingredients are organic.


  • Organic and natural
  • Style short mustaches
  • Moisturize skin
  • Stimulate hair growth

Hold: light to medium

Scent: mild beeswax

Ingredients: Organic Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Pine Resin, Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil, Cedarwood, Rosemary Essential Oil.

Beard Wax Reviews

smooth viking's beard balm

Smooth Viking’s Beard Balm and Leave-In Wax

The Smooth Viking Beard Balm and Wax is one of the best beard waxes on the market. It has a medium to strong hold and it will tame even the most wildest of beards. What I absolutely love about this product is that you can use it a wax and a balm.


  • Styles your beard
  • Makes beard look thicker
  • Conditions the beard
  • Moisturizes the skin

Hold: medium to strong

Scent: none

Ingredients: Safflower Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Shea Butter

bearded goon's wax

The Bearded Goon’s Ridiculously Strong Beard and Handlebar Mustache Wax

The Bearded Goon’s Wax is so strong it’s also used for mustaches. So if you’re looking for that really strong hold to style your beard a specific way, this wax is for you.


  • Style beards and mustaches

Hold: strong

Scent: pleasant light soapy smell

Ingredients: Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Tree Resin, Essential Oils

honest amish wax

Honest Amish Original Beard Wax

The Hones Amish Original Beard Wax is will provide a slightly less hold then Smooth Viking, but I strongly recommended it because it’s made with 100% organic ingredients and it does a great job keeping those stray hairs tamed and under control.


  • Beard shaping
  • Conditions and protects

Hold: light to medium

Scent: light masculine scent

Ingredients: host of organic oils and butters