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Hair Pomatums

Hair Pomatums

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Dress your hair how they did in the 18th century. Hair pomatum was used to condition as well as style the hair throughout the 1700s by all classes of European and Colonists. Hair Pomatums can be used on their own but were oftenmost paired with Hair Powders to create the volume needed for large 18th century hairstyles. 

Choose from the following scents:

Lemon Lavender, 1811

Bergamot, 1756 

Violet, 1740

Clove, 1772

Orange Blossom, 1772

Lemon Flower, 1739

Lavender, 1787


Lemon Lavender, 1811 (Organic Beeswax, Lard, Lemon Oil, Lavender Oil)

Bergamot, 1756 ( Lard, Jojoba Oil, Almond Oil, Oil of Benjamin, Organic Bergamot EO, Organic Beeswax)

Violet, 1740 (Organic Beeswax, Lard, Jojoba Oil, Orris Root, Violet Scent)

Clove, 1772 (Organic Beeswax, Jojoba, Clove Essential Oil, Benzoin Gum)

Orange Blossom, 1772 (Lard, Organic Beeswax, Jojoba, Almond Oil, Jasmine Oil, Orange Oil)

Lemon Flower, 1739 (Lard, Organic Beeswax, Jojoba, Almond Oil, Jasmine Oil, Lemon Oil)

Lavender, 1787 (Organic Beeswax, Lard, Organic Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil)

How To Use

For use with powder: Work a small amount of pomatum between hands then apply evenly to a small lock of hair from root to tip. Continue until the whole head of hair has been applied to. Work in sections to lightly dust powder from root to tip, brushing to even out the application.

For use for wet-setting curls:
Working in sections, use a very small amount (only the finger tips) to lightly damp hair from root to tip. Comb with a fine tooth comb to eliminate any tangles, then curl as desired (papillotes/papers, pin curls, rag curls, foam rollers, etc). After the desired hair has been set, cover head with a silky scarf and let the hair dry for at least 8 hours. When fully dry, carefully take out your lovely curls and style as you wish.

Research & Inspiration

Here are some helpful links to the research and inspirations of this product:

Packaging & Shipping

  • Packaging: 1oz tin

    This concoction is packaged in a tin with screw top for ease of use and durability. Graininess in the product can occur with rapid heating or cooling of the product, which is common with non-processed butters and does not affect the shelf life. Simply rub the salve between fingers to re-melt crystals before applying.
  • Shipping: All glass and liquid items will be wrapped in protective plastic bubble wrap and shipped in a box if possible. If you have a specific shipping need, please write in the note at checkout and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Returns & Exchanges: Items may be returned or exchanged if the item is undamaged and unused and if contacted within 7 days of confirmed delivery. We do not accept returns for items that have been used or opened.

About the LBCC Historical Apothecary

LBCC Historical Apothecary is a small and unique business located in Beaver Dam, WI. LBCC specializes in researching and reproducing original Apothecary & Cosmetics products. Their recipes are extracted from forgotten texts, old pharmaceutical ledgers, manuscripts, and museum archives. They offer everything from historical haircare to ancient salves and vintage beauty products and their ingredients are 100% top quality, natural, and almost always organic.


These products are created by LBCC Historical Cosmetics, based on historical recipes and using modern ingredients. Please contact LBCC Historical with any questions or concerns you might have regarding their products.

All items have been taken to an outdoor show, and therefore may have minor imperfections on the labels and/or packaging.
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