DIY Pink Rose Cleansing Balm

DIY Pink Rose Cleansing Balm

I really do love oil cleansing. So much so that I feel like a broken record! It has been a very successful method of detoxing my skin as well as keeping my skin from getting too dry. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend you give it a go. I’ve heard very few people that do not see improvement in their skin after trying it. To learn more about the Oil Cleansing Method go HERE and HERE

I decided it was time to formulate a new oil cleanser. I’ve had great feedback and great personal results on my oil cleanser recipes that contain clay so this oil cleanser has 2 types of very gentle clay as well as a couple new oils I’ve been experimenting with and enjoying. It is a great oil cleanser for those of you with dry skin that might still experience congestion here and there. I find that incorporating a clay in to my skin care routine has helped smooth my skin out without causing me to become dry. 

Sacha Inchi oil is 93% fatty acids (omegas 3, 6 and 9).  That’s crazy!  Especially when you compare it to coconut oil which is only 10%!  Because it is high in linoleic acid, it is an excellent oil for people with acne.  This oil will also help balance too much oil production.  You can read more HERE about why oils high in linoleic acid help clogged skin.

Marula oil is uniquely high in omega-9 fatty acid and that means it sinks much deeper into the skin than other oils. The result is more intense, longer-lasting moisture. A 2002 study found that marula oil enhanced penetration more than synthetic penetration enhancers! Another neat fact is that it is a highly stable oil so you don’t need to worry about it going bad for quite sometime.  In fact, it’s 10x more stable than olive oil.  It also is vitamin C rich as well as E.  

Castor Oil is a cleansing oil and helps to remove dirt and makeup from the pores.

White Cosmetic Clay, also known as kaolin clay is the mildest of all clays and is suitable for people with sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. It does not draw oils from the skin, so it can be used on dry skin types without negative results.

Pink Clay is very similar to white cosmetic clay and was used to simply add the pretty color-lol! It’s totally optional. It does has some lovely benefits that you can read about HERE.

DIY Pink Rose Cleansing Balm

2 TBSP Sacha Inchi Oil (find it HERE

1 TBSP. Marula Oil (find it HERE

1 TBSP Castor Oil (find it HERE)

1 TBSP. Beeswax (find it HERE

1 TBSP. White Clay (find it HERE

1/4 tsp. Pink Clay (find it HERE) optional

10 drops Rose Absolute (find it HERE)

3 drops Ylang Ylang (find it HERE) optional 


  1. Fill a medium sized pot half way full with water and place on the stove top at medium heat.
  2. Place a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the water.
  3. Add all the ingredients except the essential oils into the glass cup.
  4. Allow to thoroughly melt and stir in order to incorporate the clay.
  5. Remove from heat and add the essential oils.
  6. Pour into a container.

To Use:

  1. Scoop a quarter sized amount on to your fingertips and massage into the skin. 
  2. Massage for 30 seconds-1 minute.
  3. Remove with a hot washcloth.
  4. Repeat the hot wash cloth for extra cleansing and detox. 
  5. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.

For more details on how to oil cleanse go HERE and HERE.

You may use this balm to remove eye makeup! 

If you are looking for another gentle, anti aging clay that is good for dry skin, Rhassoul Clay is an amazing option as well.

Ylang Ylang is a great universal oil for any skin types but I chose it because it smells so good with the rose absolute.

DIY Pink Rose Cleansing Balm

I’ve been using this cleanser and am already done with it. I will most likely make it again because I love it! I find my skin looks best when I oil cleanse. I typically oil cleanse only at night. I loved the texture, color and smell of this product. I followed up with THIS toner and THIS oil.

xx, Jenni


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DIY Rose Cleansing Balm

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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    • Jenni
      March 28, 2020 / 8:22 am

      Laura-I just wanted a rose scent and was not in the market to spend $60 on a tiny bottle and I figured a lot of people wouldn’t want to either unless we were using it for it’s skin benefits. Ideally, this would be better and of course best would be rose essential oil.

  1. Debra A
    March 27, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    I don’t see the directions. Did I miss something? Recipe sounds wonderful. Thanks.

    • Jenni
      April 13, 2020 / 3:31 pm

      Debra-Oh my gosh-I didn’t add directions. How silly! I’ll add them now! Thanks for letting me know! For convenience, I’ll add them here for you.
      Fill a medium sized pot half way full with water and place on the stove top at medium heat.
      Place a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the water.
      Add all the ingredients except the essential oils into the glass cup.
      Allow to thoroughly melt and stir in order to incorporate the clay.
      Remove from heat and add the essential oils.
      Pour into a container.

      Hope this helps!

  2. April 1, 2020 / 3:46 pm

    I’ve noticed that my skin seems to be drier the older I get, so I would definitely like to make this and give it a try. I read your other oil cleansing posts, but since I’ve never used the oil cleansing method before, I do have some questions. You don’t actually rub your face with the washcloth, correct? You rub the cleansing oils into your skin, steam your face, and repeat. Then you follow that up with a toner and moisturizing oil. Am I understanding that correctly? Does this cleanser remove your makeup, or do you use a makeup remover first? Sorry for all the questions, but I want to give this a try!

    • Jenni
      April 13, 2020 / 3:28 pm

      Meagan-I only rub my face with the cloth in order to remove the oil. You massage cleansing oils in to the skin, remove with a hot towel and repeat. It’s makes more sense once you get going. And yes, I follow up with a toner and moisturizing each time! The cleansing oil removes makeup beautifully and it’s so gentle! Good luck and keep me posted!

      • Jenni
        April 13, 2020 / 3:39 pm

        Meagan-I meant to say that you only repeat the hot wash cloth-you don’t apply more cleanser for a second time. I’ve updated the post with more detailed information if you need it! Sorry for the confusion!

  3. ZooMama
    June 2, 2020 / 8:09 pm

    I have been using this for 2 weeks now. Super easy to make, thought I did have a rough time getting the white clay to blend at first. First couple of days were rough because the clay brought out all kinds of zits–GACK. But now….love it! Made such a difference! Thanks to this, I’m getting closer and closer to my desire for an almost bare face make-up routine. 🙂

    • Jenni
      June 3, 2020 / 11:23 am

      ZooMama-Yay! I totally agree-I love this cleansing cream-it might be my favorite! Thanks for letting me know!!

  4. Kristin
    August 21, 2020 / 8:37 am

    I am addicted to this cleansing balm. I have made two batches so far. I love the way my skin looks and feels not just after using it in the evening, but also how nourished my face looks when I wake up. I made a batch for my sister ( we are both in our fifties), and she says it is the only thing she has ever used that truly made her skin feel moisturized. She asked if she could just leave it on and never wash it off. Haha. In my second batch I did add a tablespoon of mango butter (because I had it and wanted to use it up). It also came out great and creamy. I hope that was not the wrong thing to do :).

    • Jenni
      August 22, 2020 / 11:12 am

      Kristin-I’m so glad! I love it too! No problem using the mango butter. It’s a great addition! My only issue with butters is that they can become grainy in a balm but you can remedy this by reheating and then cooling it off as fast as possible by putting it in the fridge. If graininess ever happens. Thank you for telling me how much you and your sister like this recipe!

  5. Rozana Ismail
    January 8, 2021 / 9:22 pm

    Hi Jenni,

    I am thinking of adding an emulsifier eg cream maker so that I can wash the cleanser off instead of using the hot wash cloth. This is especially convenient in the mornings.
    Your thoughts on this please.


    • Jenni
      January 11, 2021 / 11:44 am

      Rozana-Sounds very interest. I’ve never gone this route so I can’t say much. I’m not sure the emulsifying cream maker will rinse much better but it’s worth a try. Keep me posted!

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