DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm: Purify Your Skin from Impurities and Makeup

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About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.

Creating your own DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm is a simple way to achieve clear, healthy skin. This versatile balm not only removes makeup but also purifies your skin from impurities, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalized.

If you enjoyed our DIY Oil to Milk Cleanser and Makeup Remover, you’ll love this balm. With just a few ingredients, you can make a gentle yet effective cleanser. Follow our straightforward guide to enjoy a clean and refreshed complexion every day.

Ingredients Needed

Choose high-quality ingredients to boost the effectiveness and safety of your DIY beauty products.

  • Fractionated coconut oil
    You can use instead sweet almond oil or jojoba oil.
  • Ewax NF
    Emulsifying Wax NF is a synthetic ingredient that helps oil and water blend together to form a smooth, creamy texture. It’s like a glue that holds the mixture together, making it easy to apply and effective in cleansing.
  • Cetyl alcohol
    Also known as Lanette 16, it is a synthetic fatty alcohol that helps thicken the balm and make it feel silky. It moisturizes and smooths your skin.
  • Stearic acid
    It is a natural fatty acid, often derived from plants, used to give the balm a firm texture and stability. It helps the balm stay solid at room temperature and ensures it melts smoothly when applied to your skin.
  • Tea tree essential oil

Tools Needed

  • Scale to weigh quantities
  • Glass beaker
  • Teaspoon
  • Glass mixing rod
  • Suitable container to store your DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm

Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.

Steps: DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm

1- Begin by pouring 41 grams (1.44 oz) of fractionated coconut oil in a glass beaker.

DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. Pour fractionated coconut oil in a beaker
Pour fractionated coconut oil in a beaker

2- Add 6 grams (0.21 oz) of Ewax NF.

DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. Add Ewax NF
Add Ewax NF

3- Add 8 grams (0.28 oz) of stearic acid.

DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. Add stearic acid
Add stearic acid

4- Add 4.2 grams (0.15 oz) of cetyl alcohol.

DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. Add cetyl alcohol
Add cetyl alcohol
DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. The contents before the bain-marie
The ingredients added so far

5- Gently heat and melt the ingredients in a bain-marie (hot water bath). A bain-marie is made by placing the beaker in a larger pot of hot, steaming water. This will gradually heat and melt the contents. Stir while the mixture is melting, using a glass mixing rod. Avoid boiling.

When you are satisfied that the ingredients have melted, remove the beaker out of the bain-marie.

DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. The contents after the bain-marie
The contents after the bain-marie

6- Allow the contents to cool to a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). This is a necessary step to avoid evaporating the essential oil that will be added in the next step.

7- Add 2-3 drops of tea tree essential oil.

8- Mix the contents with the glass mixing rod.

9- Pour the DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm into a suitable container.

DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. Pour the balm into a suitable container
Pour the balm into a suitable container
DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm. The balm starting to form
The balm is starting to form

10- Allow the contents to cool and solidify, acquiring a creamy, balmy consistency that is ready for use.

How to Use: DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm

Here’s how to use the DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm:

  1. Scoop a Small Amount: Using clean fingers or a spatula, scoop a small amount of the balm from the container.
  2. Warm in Your Hands: Rub the balm between your palms to warm it up until it melts into an oil.
  3. Apply to Face: Gently massage the oil onto your dry face, focusing on areas with makeup or impurities.
  4. Remove Makeup and Impurities: Continue massaging in circular motions for about 1-2 minutes to dissolve makeup and dirt.
  5. Wash Off: Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove the balm, ensuring all makeup and impurities are washed away.
  6. Pat Dry: Gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  7. Follow Up: Complete your skincare routine with your favorite toner, serum, and moisturizer.

This method ensures your skin is thoroughly cleansed and left feeling soft and refreshed.

Benefits

Here are the benefits of using the DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm:

  1. Effective Makeup Removal: Dissolves makeup, including waterproof formulas, leaving your skin clean.
  2. Deep Cleansing: Clears pores of dirt, oil, and impurities for a fresh complexion.
  3. Moisturizing: Infuses skin with nourishing coconut oil to prevent dryness.
  4. Gentle on Skin: Suitable for sensitive skin types, maintaining skin’s natural balance.
  5. Softens and Smooths: Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth, promoting a supple texture.
  6. Customizable: Easy to customize with different essential oils for personalized skincare benefits.
  7. Economical and Eco-Friendly: Cost-effective compared to store-bought removers and reduces packaging waste.

Incorporating this balm into your skincare routine helps promote healthy, glowing skin while being gentle and nourishing.

Here are more articles on how to make your own makeup products:

Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World

The steps to make the DIY Cleanser and Makeup Remover Balm are demonstrated after the timestamp 8m30s of this video.


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