This cleanse and hydrate balm from Stark Skincare is $40 for 2 ounces. I made a similar balm and I love it. My estimated cost was $3. This balm is amazing for cleaning dry skin. I used to use all kinds of cleansers and lots of water. Since I started using my homemade version of this cleansing balm to clean my skin, my pores are much smaller and I have had almost no breakouts. As soon as I try a water based cleanser my face breaks out!
Actual Ingredients: Shea Fruit Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter, Soybean Butter, Candelilla Wax, Camellia Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Arrowroot Powder, Orange Peel Wax, Vitamin E, pure essential oils.
Shea Butter 1/4 cup
Coconut Oil 1/4 cup
Candelilla Wax 2 TBS
Olive Oil 2 TBS
Castor Seed Oil 2 tsp
Grapefruit Essential Oil 15 drops
Tangerine Essential Oil 15 drops
Vitamin E 1 tsp
Clove Oil 3 drops
Melt all ingredients in a double boiler. After they are melted, take off heat and add essential oils. Stir and pour. This recipe makes about 7 ounces or will fill 3 2 ounce jars.
How to Use
Rub all over face and eyes if there is eye makeup. Massage into skin for 2-3 minutes. Get a washcloth slightly wet with hot water. Use hot washcloth to clean off face and eyes. Follow with a moisturizer. You may also use this amazing balm for a facial moisturizer and lip balm.
I cannot say enough good about this product. When I travel it is all I take with me. The candelilla wax seems to absorb into my skin really quickly and leave it super soft.
My skin is so much better since I started using it. My pores are much smaller and my face does not dry out or get oily.
Where to Buy Ingredients
Most ingredients can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs. I had to get the candelilla wax from Making Cosmetics. Many of these ingredients can be purchased at your local health food store.
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