Emulsified Facial Cleansing Balm With Hemp Seed Oil

Katja Orel
by Katja Orel
9 Materials
25 Minutes

Looking for an effective facial cleanser that's gentle to the skin and doesn't dry it out? This is an easy cleansing balm, packed with nourishing ingredients that cleanse the skin but leave it soft at the same time. You can use it daily; it's easy to make even if you're a beginner and it'll spoil your skin with creamy texture and healing ingredients (such as shea butter and hemp seed oil)! And the best part? It washes off with water!

You’ll need a scale to make this project because you have weigh the ingredients to get the correct ratio of emulsifiers and oils; too much emuslifiyng wax can result in a very cleansing balm that leaves the skin drier than you may want. Using too little won't help you wash the balm off your face with water.

Visit  Wild for Nature blog for precise amounts of ingredients and more detailed tips  on how to make the cleansing balm.

The process of making this balm is very easy: weigh the ingredients (apart from vitamin E and essential oils) in a heat-resistant measuring cup/jar/beaker.

Prepare a water bath; add 3cm/1” of water to a wide pan. Bring the water to simmer (low-medium heat).

Pop the beaker into a water bath and let the ingredients melt fully (this will take about 15-20 minutes).

Next, take another pan/bowl, and fill it with cold water (3cm/1” will do). Place the cup with the melted ingredients into the water and stir it slowly. We want it to cool down before adding the last 3 ingredients. This should take about 5-10 minutes.

When you see the mixture sticking to your spatula and turning foggy, add in the last 3 ingredients (see photo below).

Add the last three ingredients, stir well and transfer the mixture into a clean, dry jar of choice (I use a 50g plastic container). Let the balm cool down completely before you close the lid.

For more similar recipes and DIY beauty, visit  Wild for Nature blog.

To use the balm, scoop out a pea-size amount with clean, dry hand. Massage it onto a damp skin with small, gentle circular movements. Rinse with lukewarm water or a remove with a damp microfiber cloth.

Substitutions and tips:

  • You can use emulsifying wax NF instead of Olivem1000
  • Omit/substitute essential oils according to your preference
  • This balm is preservative-free. The product will last a couple of months on the shelf, but make sure not to splash it with water to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria.
  • Chamomile infused olive oil is optional; feel free to use plain olive oil instead or another carrier oil that your skin likes
  • The balm removes minimal makeup
Suggested materials:
  • Shea butter
  • Hemp seed oil
  • Chamomile infused olive oil (optional)
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