Who doesn't enjoy a DIY post, inspired by your favorite beauty and skincare products? I absolutely love Botanics hot cleansing balm, which you can read about on my essentials page, and I've been dying to make my own! After doing some research and taking inspiration from other crafty natural blogs like mine, I present to you the recipe for my DIY!
The necessary ingredients for this DIY are beeswax, shea butter, and olive oil/jojoba oil. However, there are other items pictured because I chose to give my balm a little personal style. My favorite additives are 3 drops of lavender, frankincense, tea tree, and rosemary oil (each). I've also added salt for a slight exfoliating feature! You can use baking soda, as well.
Once you have your ingredients, the recipe is as follows:
- Boil 2 cups of water in a saucepan, then reduce heat to simmer.
- Place 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax in a mason jar, put mason jar in saucepan.
- Let beeswax melt (about 20 minutes), then add 1 tablespoon of shea butter. Melt.
- Remove mason jar from heat.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon of olive/jojoba oil.
- Add essential oils and salt.
- Cover mason jar and let the balm settle.
This is a great makeup remover and impurity cleanser. I like to wash the mixture off with a hot cloth and then pat my face with a towel, because the beeswax can get a little thick on my skin. If your skin isn't overly sensitive to pore-clogging, you can substitute the shea butter for coconut oil. My skin is extremely acne-prone, so I opted for pure shea butter.
There are all sorts of possibilities and room for experimentation with this recipe! Remember, you really only need beeswax, shea butter, and olive or jojoba oil for this.
Best of luck! Continue to email me at email@example.com if you have questions or want to show me your results!