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Multi Purpose Beauty Balm DIY…

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Wild Rose beauty Balm HomemadeMeet Wild Rose…. Not to be confused with Black Betty.  Ha, Ha.  Every time I look at the above picture I think of some passionate, man chasin’ whiskey drinkin’ woman of the night-But this post is totally not about that.

I wrote a couple of posts a few months back about Neal’s Yard Remedies.  They are an English botanically based skin care line that offer amazing skin care products!  One product in particular is their Wild Rose Balm.  It is a multitasking product to say the least.  I follow a lot of British beauty YouTubers and could not get away from all the raving reviews of this product.  Needless to say, I had to buy it.  As I started to incorporate it into my beauty regime, I realized the reviews are true-it’s an amazing product.  But this isn’t really going to be a typical product review post.  I, of course will link where you can buy this balm but I am also providing a recipe for you to make for yourself if you prefer.

Once I examined the ingredients of this balm I realized that while a curious mixture of anti aging oils made up the balm, it was so easily DIY’d.  I don’t have the exact recipe, I’m only estimating proportions since I have the real deal to examine.  This expensive balm is price for a reason-it is full of legit anti aging oils like Rosehip Seed Oil, Borage Oil, Jojoba, and Hemp Seed Oils.  Not to mention a mixture of 5 essential oils.  I figure that while the upfront cost of making this balm could be hefty-Christmas is around the corner and this is a luxurious, yet easy DIY friends and family would really love.

Let’s talk about what exactly you can do with this versatile balm.  First and foremost, it is used to moisturize the skin.  You can apply a thin layer for nourishment just like you would a facial moisturizer.  Second, you can use it as a mask.  You just apply a thicker layer and let it set for 20 minutes, then remove it with a warm towel which will soften the mask and your skin, providing a gentle exfoliation as you remove it!  Third, (and my favorite way to use it) you can use it to remove makeup and cleanse the skin.  While it doesn’t contain the cleansing oil-castor oil, it is excellent for very dry skin types that need replenishing without stripping while they cleanse.  Other uses for this balm include, after sun soother, cuticle softener, dry hand treatment and can be applied to the hair to tame and condition!  As you can see, it’s the perfect product to take on vacation!  Did I mention it smells so good!!??

DIY Multi Purpose Beauty Balm

This balm is meant to repair, strengthen and balance the skin.  So, if you want to learn how to make it, read on.  If you want to buy it, go HERE!

Wild Rose Beauty Balm DIY


  1. Create a double boiler by filling a medium pot 1/2 way full with water and placing a glass pyrex bowl in the water.
  2. Add ingredients EXCEPT the ESSENTIAL OILS to the bowl and heat on medium heat.
  3. Once the beeswax has melted completely, remove from the heat.
  4. Add essential oils and pour into a glass container.

This recipe makes 4 ounces.  I used THIS jar or THIS one is from MRH.  I’ve linked all my products to Mountain Rose Herb. The ingredients I’ve linked will give you the highest quality balm.  If you are looking to save money on this DIY, feel free to omit jojoba oil, palmarosa essential oil, borage seed oil and frankinecense.  Keep the amount of carrier oil the same so make up for 1 tbsp. of jojoba and 1 tbsp. of borage by adding extra hemp or rosehip seed oil.  Also, follow these links for Amazon products—>Rosehip Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Beeswax, Geranium e.o., Rosemary e.o., Patchouli e.o.  All linked Amazon products are organic and Jenni Raincloud approved.

Use this balm for:

  • Oil Cleansing Cleanser (removes mascara beautifully!)
  • Moisturizer
  • Mask
  • Cuticle conditioner
  • Hair tamer and conditioner
  • After sun balm
  • Hand moisturizer

I hope you all enjoyed this DIY!  This is such a fun and luxurious homemade product-Not only is it versatile, it’s also very easy to make and it smells amazing!!

xx, Jenni

P.S. I’ve been brain storming all weekend about new DIY skin care recipes!!  I’ve got a good list going but I would love to hear from you guys!  What would you like to make?!  Please leave me a comment!!!

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

36 thoughts on “Multi Purpose Beauty Balm DIY…”

  1. Jernni! I just discovered this line and this balm recently and was just thinking, “how could I DIY this?” Alas! You have done it.. thank you! I will be trying this when my current balm runs out. May I ask if you will offer this in your store? I would love to try it out before I get all the oils to make it. Skincare is my favorite DIY (my poor hair gets little attention) and I would love to see some type of cream moisturizer we could add that lovely DIY mineral foundation to, to make a foundation! Adding it to oil really doesn’t work out for me after much trial and error. Thank you so much!

    1. I live in a warm climate and the balm is liquid even in winter.
      Do you recommend adding beewax or shea butter to make it more firm?

      1. Hadar-More beeswax will harden it up.I would do a teaspoon at a time unless it’s really really melted then you might go up to a tablespoon and see if that doesn’t help!

  2. Hi Jenni! Thank you for sharing your recipe. I absolutely love Neal Yard Remedies but, the prices make it difficult to purchase. I just recently purchased a jar and Shea Butter was way up on the list of ingredients. Do you think that could be added into your recipe? If so, how much do you think? Thank you for your time and attention!!

  3. Thank you for sharing this, its so useful! The original ingredients include shea butter too… would this involve whipping it? How easy do you think this would be to do?

    1. Ruth-several readers have brought this to my attention-I don’t know how I missed this ingredient! I advise to add 1 tbsp. of shea along with my recipe. No whipping needing!

  4. Thank you so much for this review Jenni – your pictures are gorgeous! I absolutely fell in love with this product while of maternity leave. The Neal’s Yard store is a complete pick me up. I loved so much that I joined as a rep doing parties. My hubby can’t complain about the amount of blue bottles in my house now 😉

    I’d love to share this ost with my team 🙂

    Warm regards
    Sharlene Muir
    Group Leader and NYRO Independent Consultant

  5. Do you need to let the mixture cool at all before you add the essential oils? I read somewhere that EO’s shouldnt be exposed to heat but I don’t know much about that!! Thx!

    1. Marcia-I let the mixture cool for just a bit-if you wait too long, the balm will harden and you’ll have a mess. I would not ever heat the essential oils in the mixture while still on the stove top. The less heat, the better.

  6. Jenni! Thank you so much for sharing this. I love this NYR product so much, so glad that I found this receipe.

    I have tried this recipe, however, I found that my mixture cannot turn into a “balm form”….T__T Anyway, can I just simply melt the mixture and add more beeswax to fix it? Thanks.

    1. Jasmine-I don’t understand your question-I’m not sure if part of your message is missing? I’m not sure why you aren’t getting a balm if you are adding the beeswax. Am I missing part of your message?

      1. Thank you for your reply.

        I followed your recipe, but I’m not sure if I mistakenly added one more tbsp Rosehip seed oil……….so I would like to know what should I do in order to fix the problem, thanks..

  7. Hi there, thank you for sharing. Does this balm emulsify with water and if not what are your thoughts on adding an emulsifier to the mixture? Is there one you’d recommend?

    1. Hilary-Are you wanting to add water to this recipe? I wouldn’t recommend that because you would just be diluting it. It will not emulsify well with just the beeswax though. My favorite emulsifier is Mountain Rose Herbs, emulsifying wax.

  8. Hi Jenni,

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe and making it easy and simple.

    I was wondering if the shelf life for this product will be the same as the original balm? I notice there is no use of preservative in this recipe. I attended a cream-making workshop and they advised to use products by two weeks and to keep them in the fridge to extend their shelf life. Do you need to do this with this DIY balm too? Thanks!

    1. Hi Sara-No preservative is needed when you are only using oil based products. I would say this balm will last about 6 mos. No need to store in the fridge either!

  9. Looking forward to trying this out. I was actually looking for clues on how I might do a DIY version of moa green balm but I think this might be even better. Just need to order a few bits for this.

  10. Hello. I love your blog and enjoy making my own skincare! I’ve tried this recipe 3 times and it doesn’t come out like your picture. Cream white color. The red orange pigment is too strong. The last batch, I added cocao butter and a little more wax. But still had that reddish tint. Is 4 Tablespoon of rosehip too much? Please advise. Thank you

  11. It does leave an awful looking tint! It gets all over the pillow cases as well. What rosehip oil do you recommend? I got mine from starwest botanicals. Organic. But even the texture of this cream is gel-like and not that luscious whipped balm.

  12. I had a look at the ingredients in the most populat feelgood mattifying balm, and i was horrified. so i tried to make omy own, by replacing some of the chemical skin/hair conditioners with argan oil, using camomile infused olive oil and lemon infused olive oil (made myself) rather than sunflower oil, and the camomile essence. I used some organic bee’s wax, and I also used a little tallow a couple of drops of lemon essential oil, and vitam in E oil ,and cornflower, (Quite a lot)
    It was trial and error, but i was quite pleased with the results

  13. Hi Jenni, thanks so much for the recipe! I’m new at making skincare products, so just wondering if you could give me a guesstimate time of how long it takes to set. I am waiting for it to cool a bit, as I don’t want to overheat the essential oils. Many thanks, Siobhan

  14. Hi Jenni! I know this is an older post, but am LOVING your recipes. Wondering if I can use something other than the Hemp Oil here? What would you suggest? I have a zillion other oils, but cannot use hemp. Thanks in advance!

    1. Angie-This recipe contains so many oils that hemp is not that important. You could omit it and add an oil that is already in the recipe in its place. Rosehip Seed is always my favorite!

      1. Thank you! I swapped it out for Sea Buckthorn…made it even more orange in color, but OH SO SMOOTH. and super lovely for my ‘no longer in my 40s’ skin. Made some for friends, too…and everyone LOVES it! This one goes in the “make frequently” file for sure!

  15. I just made this – again! It’s the third time, and I swear by it. I didn’t have Shea butter this time and, to be honest, it looks more like the Neal’s Yard as is. I use one of those little battery operated whisks (like for frothing coffee) to ensure good blending. The only change I make is that I use candelilla wax as I’m Vegan. I love the smell, the texture, and how my skin feels. Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

    1. Heather-Glod to know you like it! It’s one of my favorites too! I’ve been also working with candelilla wax to make things vegan! I find it not as creamy as beeswax but it’s a great substitute. Better then carnauba wax. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hey, Jenni,
    Another batch made for Christmas gifts! I add the Shea butter and whisk it with a little coffee frothier to ensure a good mix. This is always well received bu the lucky recipients! I also use it day & night on my face, as well as on itchy skin areas. It’s a genuine all-rounder and, having used the Neal’s Yard product previously, I can attest to the excellence of your recipe! Thank you, yet again, for sharing xx

  18. Hello, I stumbled upon this blog a while ago while looking for used for beeswax and shea butter I had leftover from some other crafts. previously, my foray into Balms was reduced to one batch I made up to condition my leather boots. I ended up loving the look of this balm- and so I quickly made it up. However I only had rosehip, olive and avocado oil. I have made a balm, using 5 tbsp rosehip, 2 avocado, and one olive, and although I enjoy the texture I couldn’t help but feel it needed more…. of something. What oils would you recommend? borage is hard to find in my country, and my skin doesn’t enjoy Hemp seed all that much. sorry for my long rambling comment,
    thank you!

    1. Hi Sarai-Avocado oil is one of the most replenishing oils. Rosehip and olive are great too. Maybe you need to add a bit more beeswax? That tends to help thicken the balm and protect the skin making it feel more substantial. You could also add a little Vitamin E. It’s a thicker oil and helps with moisture and is a pretty strong antioxidant. Macadamia nut oil is also a good choice.

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