Do you ever feel like your skin needs extra? Extra replenishment, extra vitamins, extra antioxidants and extra protection? That’s where many of us are at the end of most seasons. Luckily, there’s an easy DIY solution that I’ve been using for 2 weeks now and am finding it’s giving back what my skin is missing. Today, let’s make a DIY Vitamin C Boosting Sea Buckthorn Balm!
My skin is brighter, softer and more balanced! I’m using my DIY Sea Buckthorn balm as an after shower balm and even as a mask while in the bath. It’s packed full of anti aging goodness and it’s an easy and quick DIY to make!
Sea Buckthorn oil is the powerhouse ingredient of this DIY. In fact, it is so beneficial for the skin, it deserves it’s own post because of so many benefits. Read that HERE.
In a nut shell, sea buckthorn contains a ton of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C. In fact, it has 12x more vitamin C then an orange! Vitamin C is responsible for smoothing skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation so any time we can add it to our skin care regime, it’s a good idea.
Sea Buckthorn also contains a large amount of antioxidants, is extremely healing and revs up circulation.
If you suffer from skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema or psoriasis, this DIY would be a very beneficial balm for you. Sea Buckthorn has been proven to be extremely helpful in healing and soothing these conditions.
It is an incredibly potent oil so remember, a little bit goes a long way! You’ll want to use it more like an essential oil than a carrier oil. You’ll also want to buy a small amount because you’ll never use much in any recipe.
I have added pumpkin seed oil and mango butter so this balm is very nourishing and only recommended for dry skin. Myrrh and lavender smell great together but I didn’t choose myrrh for that reason. Myrrh is one of the best essential oils for dry skin. Go HERE for one of my favorite recipes that includes myrrh for this reason.
This balm can be used anywhere on the body. I’ve been using it on my neck and chest as well.
DIY Vitamin C Boosting Sea Buckthorn Balm
- 1 TBSP. Pumpkin Seed Oil (find it HERE)
- 2 tsp. Mango Butter (find it HERE)
- 1/2 tsp. Beeswax (find it HERE)
- 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)
- 1/4 tsp. Sea buckthorn Oil (find it HERE)
- 5 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 3 drops Myrrh Essential Oil (find it HERE) *optional*
- Fill a medium sized pot half way full with water.
- Place a glass pyrex measuring cup in the pot.
- Add pumpkin seed oil, mango butter and beeswax into the cup.
- Turn heat on medium and allow the butter and beeswax to thoroughly melt.
- Remove from heat and quickly add vitamin E, sea buckthorn, lavender and myrrh essential oils.
- Pour into a 2 ounce glass jar like THIS one.
- Allow to cool.
How to Use:
- This balm can be used morning and night. However, I find using it in the evening before bed is best because it is very thick.
- This balm is excellent after being in the sun.
- Use a very small amount of this balm. A little goes a long way and too much will have a hard time sinking in to your skin.
- If you’d like to use it as a mask, apply a thin layer to the skin and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Then remove with a cool wash cloth.
- Use this balm as a healing salve as well. Feel free to apply it directly to wounds to speed up the healing process.
- Use as a lip balm to relieve chapped lips!
- Due to the mango butter, this balm is a tiny bit grainy. However, the minute you apply it to your skin you’ll find it has a creamy and smooth consistency.
Sea Buckthorn is bright orange and I do not recommend you use it without diluting it for this reason. Even as diluted as it is in this balm, it will still leave a slight orange tint to your skin.
I made a label if you’re interested! Below is the label download. I highly recommend you order them from Sticker You. Their labels are waterproof and restickable. They even hold up in the dish washer! Read THIS post for detailed instructions on how to use Sticker You. If you’d rather print them yourself (and can get you printer alignment right, because I can’t!) simply save the label picture and upload to Avery.com.
P.S. If you’d rather experience sea buckthorn in oil form, try out my coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil recipe HERE or buy it HERE.
I don’t see the label download? Going to make this tomorrow
Jessica-If you save the picture of the label to your computer, you can then choose whether to upload it to Avery or print it out yourself. Hope you enjoy it!
Does the orange tint go away? Does the color continue to build?
Cathy-I barely notice it. It does not build at all. It goes away once your skin either soaks in the balm or you wash it off. It’s another reason to use very little.
When I heat the mango, beeswax and pumpkin, I let it heat for about 15 minutes, then dip the pyrex cup in cool water. This seems to alleviate the graininess issue.
Mary-Really? You just blew my mind-I’ve never heard of this method so I’m excited to try it out! This balm is so wonderful but the graininess does take away from the experience of using it. Thank you for sharing this!
Can I add Sea Buckthorn oil to the Anti Aging Facial Cleanser recipe or any Face Moisturizers?