DIY cleansing balm in jar
DIY Cleansing Balm
Prep Time
10 mins
Wait Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

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.

Type: DIY Skin Care
Category: DIY Products
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Kyla @ A Life Adjacent
What You'll Need
  1. 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.)

  2. Once combined, turn off the heat and mix in the vanilla essential oil, if desired. Whisk gently to combine.

  3. Transfer to a non-plastic receptacle, such as a small mason jarstainless steel container or glass cosmetic jar.

  4. Let your cleansing balm sit in the fridge for about an hour to solidify. Afterwards, you can it at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

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.