It might feel a bit strange to wash your face with a thick goop-y cleansing balm. But once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to use another type of cleanser again! This DIY Ultrabland inspired recipe might seem plain and simple, but it’s far from boring!
Massage your face with your fingertips (this part alone makes it worth your while), and watch the makeup and dirt glide right off your skin.
I’ve changed the recipe for this DIY Ultrabland inspired cleanser a few times over the years. It went from containing water, to using less water to this completely oil based recipe. Common knowledge about making your own skin care products has changed a lot over the years that I’ve been blogging. Bloggers who had a much bigger following than me way back then where sharing these water and oil mixtures and boosting its great results. I considered them experts and didn’t question them for a second.
It took me a while to realize that people started looking at me for expert advice, and not just as a girl who shares the beauty recipes she made for herself at home. This encouraged me to take another look at my recipes, and that’s why I’ve changed this recipe to an oil based version. I will never consider myself an expert. As research is always evolving, I don’t think you can ever be one. But I sure want to learn.
This cleansing balm uses 2 key ingredients from the Ultrabland cleanser: beeswax and almond oil.
I added another skin loving ingredient of my own: Shea butter. This makes the balm softer and smoother and gives it extra moisturizing powers.
What I used:
• 1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
• 1 tablespoon of Shea butter
• 8 tablespoons of almond oil
• 1 drop of vitamin E oil
• 3 drops of essential oil – I used rose geranium, but if you can/want to splurge, use rose absolute!
This recipe make 2.5 oz of cleansing balm.
1. Melt your beeswax and Shea butter
Melt 1 tablespoon of beeswax and 1 tablespoon of Shea butter in a double boiler and wait for it to completely melt.
2. Add your almond oil
Take your double boiler off the heat and stir in about 8 tablespoons of almond oil. Keep stirring until the oil has completely dissolved into the mixture.
3. Optional: add essential oil and vitamin E
You can add a few drops of essential oil to this mixture to enhance your recipe.
I used rose geranium essential oil. And not just for its amazing scent. It’s also considered to have a balancing effect on the skin, making it a great choice for oily skin types. It’s also said to help with acne and eczema.
If you want to use this cleansing balm for your eyes and eye area, I recommend leaving the essential oil out of this product. If you do want to use essential oils and are looking for an alternative to remove stubborn waterproof eye makeup, try my easy coconut oil makeup remover pads instead!
I also added one drop of vitamin E oil to my DIY Ultrabland inspired cleanser. Vitamin E is considered an anti-oxidant and can help keep the oil from going rancid. As little as 1 % is enough to help prolong the shelf life. Vitamin E is not a preservative, so you still have to follow the general guidelines for safe use of oil based beauty products.
Keep all water out of your container. Use clean, dry hands or a clean spoon or spatula to scoop some of the product out of the container.
Store your container in a dry, cool place out of direct sunlight. If kept with care this DIY cleansing balm can keep up to 6 months.
How to use your DIY Ultrabland inspired cleanser?
This is an amazing make up remover. It removes foundation and other face makeup without as much as a sweat.
First, splash lukewarm water all over your face. Take a small (like, pea size) amount of cleanser out of the jar. I like to rub it between my hands first.
Now gently massage your face with the mixture. Feels good, right?
Take a wash cloth with lukewarm water and clean your face. You’ll be amazed how easily everything comes off. Now cleanse your face and continue your night time skin care routine.
Enjoy your homemade face cleanser!