I love a good balm, especially if it is a multiuse balm and even more if it is an all natural beauty balm. There are so many balms that came on the market in the recent years and love to try them out and see what different companies use to make their balms. There are so many different oils that can be used in a balm, depending on what effects you want it to have on your skin.
This particular balm is an absolute staple in my beauty routine and even though I sometimes change the oils that I put into it, the basic formula always stays the same. I absolutely love Rosehip oil as it is rich in vitamins and antioxidants and I absolutely love how it makes my skin feel soft and nourished. Argan and Jojoba oils are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E and antioxidants . The shea butter is softening, protective and moisturising , which is great for preventing excessive water loss from the skin , keeping it soft and supple.
The frankincense essential oil has rejuvenating properties, which makes it one of the best oils fro improving skin tones and treating mature skin. Geranium essential and Rosemary essential oils are soothing ,balancing ad decongesting for the skin.
This balm is amazing for reviving and nourishing dull or tired looking skin , it will help to cleanse , exfoliate and decongest the skin.
How to make : (100 g)
2 tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil
2 tbsp Shea Nut Butter
1 tbsp Argan oil
1 tbsp Jojoba oil
1 tbsp beeswax
2 drops Vitamin E (optional)
5 drops frankincense essential oil
5 drops geranium essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
How to make:
Heat the oils , beeswax and shea butter together in a bain marie, until the wax has fully melted. Remove from the heat and add the essential oils. Pour int a sterilized jar and allow to cool for about 30 min before placing the lid.
This balm will keep for up to 4-5 months.
This little jar of beauty can be used in so many ways.
Use it an exfoliating cleanser, just gently massage onto the dry skin in circular movements for 1 minute and then wipe away with warm muslin cloth.
Use it a balancing mask, apply onto the freshly cleansed skin for around 30 minutes and then wipe away the balm with warm muslin cloth.
It can be used as a rich protective moisturiser applied on the whole face or a nourishing balm applied sparingly to areas of dry and dehydrated skin.
I use this balm everywhere and when I go away on holiday that is all I need to take with me to keep my skin happy.
Love, Anna xx