This homemade moisturizing facial balm is simple to make, full of all natural ingredients, and works wonders on your skin.
I never have great luck with facial moisturizers. I have tried many brands but they always seemed to leave my face drier a couple hours later.
So a few years ago when I started using coconut oil in my cooking I decided to try it on my face too.
It’s the best thing I have ever done for my face.
I apply it every morning before I put on my makeup. Sometimes I apply it before bed as well. Usually in the winter when my skin is extra dry.
Sometimes I use it to remove my makeup. It’s really great for everything.
You can use this moisturizing balm anywhere, as it’s not specifically for your face. That’s just where I typically use it.
Let’s gather out supplies.
- 1 cup organic coconut oil
- 1 cup organic olive oil
- 4 T organic cosmetic grade beeswax pastilles, rounded
- 5 4oz canning jars, clean
- Organic Argon oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Lavender essential oil
- Cypress essential oil
- 1-quart canning jar
- A small pot of water
- Silicone trivet or wash cloth
I like to pre-wash my jars. Even if they are brand new. Once your supplies are gathered we can begin.
Place the pot of water on the stove and heat over a medium setting until warm. If the water bath is too hot it can raise the temperature of the beeswax to a point where it will burn and discolor. The melting point of beeswax is 140-145 degrees if you want to watch the temperature of the water. I don’t think it’s necessary, just be aware of how hot your water is. If it’s starting to simmer it’s too hot.
While water is heating up add coconut oil, olive oil, and beeswax to the quart canning jar.
Add trivet to the bottom of the pot and place the jar of oils on top of the trivet. Melt oils and beeswax together stirring occasionally.
As the oils are melting place your 4oz jars nearby and add 10-15 drops of the Argon, Frankincense, Lavender, and Cypress oils to each jar.
Once the beeswax is melted and the mixture is all combined you can fill the small jars stopping 1/4″ to 1/2″ from the top.
Let them cool completely and then add the lids. Mine lasts about six months per jar, depending on how regularly and liberally I apply it. I usually split a batch with my mom. This would be something quick and easy to make at a girls night.
Mine lasts about six months per jar, depending on how regularly and liberally I apply it. I usually split a batch with my mom. This would be something quick and easy to make at a girls night to split a batch with friends. It would also make a great gift.
This is so great for your skin. Try it and see. It feels so light and doesn’t make your face oily.
I love the Spark Naturals essential oils. They are great quality for less that what some of those other brands cost. Plus you can just order them online yourself, without having to go through a rep.
They even have a blend comparison list. So if there is a blend that you love that you purchased from another company you can find the similar blend with them.
Do you make your own moisturizer? What do you love to put in it?
Did you know that coconut oil is also great for baby? Check out my post on how to naturally get rid of cradle cap.