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Making a Cleansing, Exfoliating and Moisturising Face Balm

A few months ago I wrote a post showing how I make my eggshell exfoliating powder and today I thought I would follow it up with a balm I love to make. This cleansing/exfoliating balm has gone through a few different versions using different oils and butters, but the main mix of oil, butter, clay and exfoliating powder has stayed the same.

The Recipe:

Whatever the size of the jar or pot you want to use, divide that up into four portions and make the mix above with any face oils or butters you want to use. My go-to oils for this recipe tend to be a mix of rosehip, jojoba, evening primrose oil and vitamin e oil.

As for the butter, so far I’ve tried hemp oil and mango butter, but don’t think that you have to use exactly what I use. It’s not the type that matters, it’s the consistency. That thick heavy butter is what stops the exfoliating powder and green clay from just sinking to the bottom of the pot and being an oily nightmare to apply. Once you melt it down and mix it in with the other ingredients it holds them all together beautifully and gives you an even amount of all the ingredients. If you don’t have green clay then feel free to use other alternatives like bentonite clay, rhassoul clay, pink clay – you get my point. Any skincare clay.

Once or twice a week I’ll use this balm to clean, exfoliate and moisturize my skin. A few minutes massaging, another fifteen minutes sinking in and once minute wiping it all off with a warm wet towel. My skin feels so soft each time, and I love that I can get everything I want – cleaning, exfoliating and moisturising – in one quick go. No messing around with multiple balms, oils and products. Quick, simple and effective.

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  • Reply Badriya

    For some reason, the post on how you make your eggshell powder is gone and I can’t find it on your youtube channel either. Mind giving a quick summary?

    16th December 2019 at 6:04 pm
    • Reply Klaire

      Sure. Take eggshells, peel off the inside membrane and leave to dry. Once they’re dry take a stone mortar and pestle (don’t use wood, it won’t crush it fine enough) and grind it up intill it feels like dust. You shouldn’t see ANY sharp points.

      The trick is to grind it untill it looks and feels finer than sand.

      It shouldn’t ever feel scratchy on the skin. If it does, then it’s not been ground fine enough. If you don’t have the tools to get it this fine then please don’t try it, egg shells can be very sharp, and if it’s not ground up finely enough it will hurt the skin rather than help it.

      1st May 2020 at 11:56 am
      • Reply Veronika

        Hello Klaire,
        do you have tips on how to remove the membrane easily?
        I haven’t found a method which seems to work, yet.

        17th May 2020 at 6:53 pm
        • Reply Klaire

          Turn the tap on and pull a piece of membrane back so that the water get’s behind it. The water will help you peel it away.

          27th May 2020 at 2:10 pm

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