DIY: Essential Oil Cleansing Balm
At Edens Garden, we pride ourselves in staying on the cutting edge of the beauty and essential oil world. Recently, a new kind of face wash has been hitting boutique shelves and online shops across the county: cleansing balm.
A solid face wash, cleansing balm is gentle yet effective in purifying the skin. With ingredients like vitamin E and Sandalwood essential oil, cleansing balm moisturizes as it removes makeup and impurities.
Skipping preservatives and harsh chemicals, our all-natural cleansing balm DIY is a great way to change up your beauty routine. As always, Edens Garden recommends doing a patch test of the any product before applying directly to the skin.
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 oz of Hemp Seed carrier oil
1 1/2 tablespoon of grated or chopped cocoa butter
1 ½ tablespoon of beeswax
3 drops of vitamin E oil
15 drops Sandalwood essential oil
15 drops Frankincense essential oil
15 drops Helichrysum essential oil
9 drops Rosemary essential oil
- Pour beeswax and cocoa butter into the double boiler and melt over medium heat.
- Once the mixture has mostly cooled, whisk in Hemp Seed and Grapeseed carrier oil.
- After the mixture completely cools, whisk in essential oils and vitamin E.
- Pour mixture into a glass jar and allow it to cool for an hour. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
***To use: Massage a dime-sized amount into your skin to remove makeup and dirt, avoiding the area around the eyes. Remove the balm with a washcloth and warm water. Keep in the refrigerator to prolong shelf-life.