nourishing face Balm

If you know anything about me, you know that I love a good Balm. They are usually multifunctional and depending on the blend, have the ability to soothe, nourish and boost the skin. I have been making this particular face balm for the last number of years. I use it personally in my own skin care routine as an evening leave on mask and it has been enjoyed by the participants of my facial workshops. The method is simple and easy. I hope you enjoy it.

Vegetable Oils (Fixed or Carrier Oils) You can blend a few together to get the therapeutic
value you need. I love Rosehip, Sesame, Castor, Coconut, Peach Kernel, Sweet Almond,
Sunflower, Avocado, Jojoba.
Beeswax – to solidify the product 9%
Essential Oil Blend – Choose from your favourites. Know your oils. Know their effects on the skin, their contraindications, their cautions and make sure you like the aroma1.5% 
Vitamin E – Antioxidant which will prolong the shelf life of your blend1% 
Total 100%  

If you need some clarification on the weighing and choosing Essential oils, hop over to my Mango Whip Post and find more info there. Taking note of how much of each oil you use is very important. You never know when you are going to hit on a great smelling product and to recreate it, you will need exact quantities. 

  • Clean your space. If you are working in your kitchen, remove any food items and wipe down counter tops. Keep the area free from young children and pets if possible. 
  • Place the Beeswax and Fractionated Coconut Oil in a Glass Jug or Bowl in a Baine Marie 
  • Heat gradually until melted.  Not too hot. Make sure you don’t have the water bubbling in the pot. Make sure no steam or water enters the mixture. 
  • Blend your essential oils together in a small measuring cup so that you can quickly add to your product later. 
  • Layout your Jars so they are ready for filling
  • When the beeswax is melted, add in the remaining carrier oils. You may notice a cloudiness as the oils start to solidify, keep stirring over the heat until this disappears
  • Add Vitamin E – Stir Well
  • Remove from the Heat and add Essential Oils – Stir Well
  • Pour the contents into your waiting jars
  • Leave the Lids off until cooled
  • Allow to cool at Room Temperature
  • Gradual cooling will ensure there are no cracks in the top of your Balm
  • When cooled, Label each jar and store well

The Nourishing Face Balm is a solid balm which will immediate liquify when it comes into contact with the skin. It can be used in very small amounts to boost and moisturise the skin. You can apply a little more as a Balm Mask and leave it sitting on the skin over night or you can thickly apply it to the skin, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then remove with a warm flannel. The quality of the balm will depend on your choice of carrier oils and essential oils so give this some thought before you jump in.

I’d love to know how you get on.

Most importantly…. Have Fun 




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