DIY cleansing balm in jar
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DIY Cleansing Balm

Learn how to make a simple DIY cleansing balm with only 2 natural ingredients. This luxurious solid skin cleanser will instantly melt and emulsify even the thickest layer of makeup, leaving you with clean, soft, moisturized skin.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: DIY Skin Care
Cuisine: DIY Products
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Kyla
Cost: $5



  • Melt the shea butter and coconut oil at low heat on your stovetop. (The ratio of shea butter to coconut oil is important — if you add too much coconut oil, your balm will be too thin.)
  • Once combined, turn off the heat and mix in the vanilla essential oil, if desired. Whisk gently to combine.
  • Transfer to a non-plastic receptacle, such as a small mason jarstainless steel container or glass cosmetic jar.
  • Let your cleansing balm sit in the fridge for about an hour to solidify. Afterwards, you can it at room temperature.


If you live in a hot climate, you can add a tablespoon of cosmetic beeswax to prevent your cleansing balm from softening at room temperature.