DIY cleansing balm in jar
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DIY Cleansing Balm

This creamy homemade cleansing balm will instantly melt and emulsify even the thickest layer of makeup, leaving you with clean, soft, moisturized skin. Requires only 2 natural ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: DIY Skin Care
Cuisine: DIY Products
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Kyla @ A Life Adjacent



  • 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 keep your cleansing balm from softening at room temperature.