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Organic cleansing balms are like little miracle products that can be used in so many ways making them the perfect gateway product into a low-tox organic lifestyle. Did you know this one product can be used as a moisturizer, cuticle balm, lip balm, makeup remover, and more?!? Plus it’s simply the best at removing makeup without having to tug on your face leading to premature aging and sagging. Not to mention, it can bind and remove aging free-radicals from your skin!
It’s extremely important to use an organic cleansing balm made with USDA certified organic oils, which you can read all about in my previous blog post, but there are only 2 brands that I could find which don’t contain fragrance or isolated fragrance chemicals. I wasn’t satisfied with this limited selection, so I took matters into my own hands.
In my latest YouTube video, I show you an extremely quick & easy DIY recipe for making your own cleansing balm using USDA certified organic ingredients at home for a fraction of what it would cost you in stores! I walk you through the process of making one in your own kitchen with high-quality ingredients sourced from reputable suppliers because not all ingredients are created equal.
So if you’re looking to get healthy products on a budget press play now to watch the video or keep reading for the recipe!
This project was inspired by one of my absolute favorite products, which is an organic cleansing balm that is made by 100 Percent Pure. This product cost nearly $40 retail in stores or about $13 per ounce. It comes in a 3 oz jar, which has lasted me several months but a look at the simple ingredients list got my wheels turning, and I realized “I can totally make this!” So off I went on a Google and Pinterest spree and here’s the final recipe that I came up with.
ORGANIC CLEANSING BALM RECIPE
Makes approximately 2 oz
1 tbsp organic avocado oil
1 tbsp organic olive oil
10-15 drops organic sweet orange essential oil
clean, dark-colored glass jar with lid
- Make a double boiler by putting a glass or metal bowl on top of a sauce pot filled with water on medium heat.
- Add all the ingredients except the essential oil into the bowl.
- Stir with wooden utensil until completely melted. (chopsticks are perfect for this)
- Remove from heat.
- Add essential oils.
- Stir to mix.
- Let cool to solidify & enjoy!
Keep in a cool, dry place.
The best part about making your own products at home is that you can even add in different ingredients and customize your balm depending on your needs. For example, you can add some clay to help detox your pores, or soothing calendula/marigold-infused oil and even dried rose petals for added benefits like calming and relaxation.
Not to mention it is an amazing activity to do with the kids because it’s just like cooking. Because the ingredients are organic and even food safe, you don’t have to worry about them harming your kids. And if your kids or anything like mine, then they will love helping mom in the kitchen.
So it’s a total win, win situation if you ask me. Now you see just how quick and easy it is, and even fun to make your own organic cleansing balm at home for a fraction of the cost and have a perfect activity that you can do with the kids. But you might be wondering, I don’t necessarily know how to make all the other products. I like to use like a mascara, my foundation. What about my blush and my lipstick? Well, I actually created a free guide called the Safe Ingredient Rulebook, which you can grab down below, that gives you the step-by-step lowdown on everything that you need to know in order to become a toxin-free product boss.
If you want to join a community of like-minded women, just like you, who love living a low-tox lifestyle, click the link down below to join my free Facebook group, where I share my best tips, tricks and hacks to drastically reduce your toxic exposure so you can live the absolute healthiest life possible.