3 from 10 votes

Cleansing Balm

Excerpted from DIY Beauty. Copyright © 2019 Simon and Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Prep Time20 mins
Setting Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 3 ounces
Author: Ina De Clercq




How to Make:

  • Melt beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil in a double boiler over medium heat. Stir occasionally until the ingredients have melted.
  • Take the double boiler off the heat and stir in olive oil.
  • Pour the melted mixture into the airtight container. Let the balm set 2–3 hours before use. Place covered in the refrigerator to quicken the cooling process.

How to Use:

  • Dampen your face with warm water. Take a chickpea-sized amount of balm out of the container using a spoon, a spatula, or clean, dry fingers.
  • Apply the balm to your face and gently massage your face with your fingertips.
  • You can use this balm to carefully remove eye makeup too. Just make sure you don’t get any balm in your eyes.
  • Use a warm, damp washcloth to wipe away the balm and makeup gunk. Follow with a mild toner or flower water to remove all traces of the cleansing balm.

How to Store:

  • Store in a cool, dry place and keep all water out of the container. This balm can keep up to 6months.