Make Your Own Cleansing Balm With Just 2 Simple Ingredients

5 Materials
30 Minutes

If you’re finally heading out on a trip, a cleansing balm is a great option for packing, because you won’t have to worry about your cleansing oil leaking into your luggage. Plus, it's super-easy to make, as there are only two ingredients.

Follow this tutorial if you want to learn how to make your own cleansing balm. I’ll give you the DIY cleansing balm recipe and then I’ll test it out for you so you can see how well it works. Ready for takeoff? Then let’s get started!

Tools and materials: 

  • Cleansing oil
  • Beeswax
  • Double boiler
  • Water
  • Small bowls or glass containers
DIY cleansing balm recipe

1. Make the cleansing balm

For a full recipe, melt together 90 grams (3.17 ounces) of cleansing oil and 10 grams (0.35 ounces) of beeswax (or, an emulsifying wax, such as polawax) over a double boiler.

You can make the cleansing oil yourself or you can use your favorite store-bought cleansing oil for this cleansing balm recipe.

Homemade cleansing balm

Let the mixture cool completely until it becomes a balm consistency. Mine only took 15-20 minutes to get like this.

Using the DIY cleansing balm

2. How to use your DIY cleansing balm

Remove your makeup and false eyelashes before you start to apply the DIY cleansing balm. Rub some cleansing balm between your hands and then massage it all over your face.

Washing off the DIY oil cleansing balm

Wet your hands and rub the cleansing balm in some more. The balm will become milky in texture. Then, completely wash the balm off your face. You may need to use a damp face cloth as well.

Make your own cleansing balm

Make your own cleansing balm tutorial

You may find that there is a bit of a waxy film left on your face even after rinsing, but that’s OK. It will disperse and the balm will do its job.

Try making the DIY cleansing balm yourself and use it for one week. Then, leave me a comment below with your review on how this cleansing balm worked for you. Thanks for joining!

Suggested materials:
  • Cleansing oil
  • Beeswax
  • Double boiler
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