DIY healing balm for glowing skin

Oh, how I love this recipe and am so happy to share it with you. It’s a simple recipe, that anyone can do, it’s easy to make and very effective at healing and hydrating the skin.

Indulgent, reviving, nourishing are some of the words that come to mind when I think about this balm.

I’ve combined two super oils, hemp, and argan, why? Because they’re packed with essential fatty acids and proteins the skin needs to heal and flourish.

Hemp Oil (Cannabis sativa) is full of hydrating omega-fatty acids and is pretty great for most skin types. It aids the skin in retaining moisture and is used in sun care lotions and balms. I love it because it works really well when the skin is exposed to extreme temperatures. Polar vortex anyone?

Argan oil (Argania Spinosa) is a multi-purpose oil that conditions and protects the skin, the sterols and Vitamin E work like a marriage made in heaven, to heal and revitalize.

Beeswax gives the skin this super-duper protective layer and is a wonderful base for ointments, salves, and balms. It has healing properties and has been known to help with burns, inflammation, and bruises. It’s a rich emollient which is amazing for super dry skin, creating a waterproof barrier on the skin.

Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) conditions and smoothes the skin, the Vitamin A content helps to heal the skin from psoriasis, eczema, and blemishes. It’s really good for dry, damaged skin that needs a little pick me up.

DIY healing body balm being melted

To make this recipe come to life, I’ve combined three key essential oils.

Frankincense because its one of the best oils for improving skin tone and treating mature skin.

Bergamot because it has this fruity feel to it, and it reminds me of the sweet smell of flowers.

Cypress because of its cooling feel and evergreen scent.

This balm can be used to cleanse, exfoliate or moisturize the skin.

DIY Double Duty Healing Balm


Print Recipe
DIY Double-Duty Healing Balm for Glowing Skin
  1. Place the bowl on top of a saucepan that has about 2 inches of water in it, over medium heat. Let the shea butter, beeswax and oils melt, stirring slowly until the wax and butter have melted completely.
  2. Remove from heat
  3. Add the essential oils
  4. Pour mixture into a sterilized jar
  5. Allow to cool for a few hours, before applying the lid
  6. The Ritual: Use as an ultra-rich face balm by massaging into the face in circular motions. Leave on.
  7. To use as a cleanser, simply massage a small amount onto the face, wash off with a damp cloth or cotton pad to get rid of build-up and exfoliate away dead skin cells.
Recipe Notes

Recommended for: All skin types

Shelf life: Use within 3 months

Usage: As much as you want

Storage: Cool, dark place


DIY healing body balm


This indulgent double-duty balm can be used as a deep moisturizer or a cleaner. It’s going to help revive dull skin and help protect your skin from the changing seasons. You can adjust the recipe by using other carrier oils but I’ve kind of fallen in love with hemp oil and I think you will too? If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it in the comment below.

If you try this recipe, I’d love to see a photo, tag @theecohub on social media and use the hashtag #TheEcoHub, I’d love to see your creations.

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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