A friend recently told me about her struggles with acne and dry skin. We usually associate acne with oily skin, but dry skin can be acne-prone, too. Sometimes acne-fighting treatments are very drying, so replenishing the skin with moisturizer is a must.

Replenish your skin with a homemade moisturising balm! This light moisturiser with all-natural ingredients retains moisture in the skin without being heavy on the skin. Shea butter nourishes the skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Hemp seed oil hydrates without clogging the pores. Get the recipe and cute printable labels on our blog! #moisturizer #balm #skincare #beautyrecipe #diybeauty #clearskin | countryhillcottage.com

Moisturizing balm

In this last part of my clear skin series, I share a recipe for a homemade moisturizing balm. Many moisturizers have a high water content that evaporates quickly once applied. This light moisturizer with all-natural ingredients retains moisture without being heavy on the skin.

Shea butter nourishes the skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Hemp seed oil hydrates without clogging the pores. This oil is similar to the lipids of human skin and therefore penetrates the epidermis deeply. Tamanu oil, a cure-all for many skin problems, is anti-bacterial and helps the regeneration of the skin.

You can find the recipe for this beauty DIY and pretty printable labels below!

Replenish your skin with a homemade moisturising balm! This light moisturiser with all-natural ingredients retains moisture in the skin without being heavy on the skin. Shea butter nourishes the skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Hemp seed oil hydrates without clogging the pores. Get the recipe and cute printable labels on our blog! #moisturizer #balm #skincare #beautyrecipe #diybeauty #clearskin | countryhillcottage.com

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Replenish your skin with a homemade moisturising balm! This light moisturiser with all-natural ingredients retains moisture in the skin without being heavy on the skin. Shea butter nourishes the skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Hemp seed oil hydrates without clogging the pores. Get the recipe and cute printable labels on our blog! #moisturizer #balm #skincare #beautyrecipe #diybeauty #clearskin | countryhillcottage.com
Yield: 1/4 cup / 65 g

Moisturizing Balm Recipe

Replenish your skin with a homemade moisturising balm! This light moisturiser with all-natural ingredients retains moisture in the skin without being heavy on the skin. Shea butter nourishes the skin and helps to reduce inflammation. Hemp seed oil hydrates without clogging the pores. Get the recipe and cute printable labels on our blog! #moisturizer #balm #skincare #beautyrecipe #diybeauty #clearskin | countryhillcottage.com

You can further the effectiveness of the balm by adding a few drops of neem oils, which helps to heal acne scarring, and lavender oil, which helps to soothe inflammation. Hemp seed oils is an excellent carrier oil and ensure the essential oils reach deep into the skin.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • 40 g (1.4 oz / 3 tbsp) shea butter
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) hemp seed oil
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) tamanu oil
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) wild rose oil

Instructions

  1. Melt the shea butter. Add shea butter into medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl and melt in the microwave set to medium in one-minute intervals until melted. Stir in between each interval and until perfectly blended. Alternatively, set up a water bath to melt the shea butter.
  2. Whip up the balm. Stir the hemp seed oil, tamanu oil, and wild rose oil into the shea butter. Then fill a large bowl with ice cubes and place the mixing bowl with the melted shea butter and oils between the ice cube. Using a hand-held mixer with beaters or whisk attachment, whip the mixture until white, fluffy and tripled in volume, which takes approximately 5 minutes.
  3. Store the balm. Transfer the homemade moisturizing balm into a dry, sterilized jar or container and use our printable for labelling.

Notes

How to use the homemade moisturizing balm

After cleaning the skin, gently massage a small amount of the moisturizing balm into your face and neck. You can use the moisturizer twice daily. If your skin feels extra dry prime with my DIY floral toner first.  Hot temperatures may soften the balm, and I recommend to put the balm in the fridge to set again.

Storage and shelf life

You can store the balm in an airtight container away from light for up to 3 months.

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