DIY Beauty Balm

Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm is one of my all time favourite beauty products.  It’s an amazing all-round product that leaves your skin feeling radiant and it smells divine.

Here’s a DIY version of this beauty balm.  These natural ingredients are easy to buy and it’s really simple to make at a fraction of the price.

The ingredients help to repair, strengthen and balance the skin. This beauty balm can be used as a cleanser, moisturiser, hair conditioner, after sun balm and hand moisturiser.

This all-rounder natural beauty balm makes a perfect gift.

Recipe makes approx. 200g


4 tbsp Rosehip Seed Oil
1 tbsp Jojoba Oil
3 tbsp Hemp Seed Oil
1 tbsp Shea Butter
1/2 heaped tbsp Beeswax (I bought a small ingot of organic beeswax)
5 drops Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
3 drops Palmarosa or Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil


1.  Fill a medium saucepan with boiling water and place a glass pyrex bowl in the water.

2.  Add ingredients except the essential oils to the glass bowl and heat on a medium heat.

3.  Once the beeswax and shea butter has melted completely, remove from the heat.

4.  Stir or whisk (I used a tiny whisk used for frothing milk for coffee) to ensure the mix is blended.

5.  Add essential oils and pour into a glass container.

6.  The product will set quickly but you can put into the fridge to speed up the setting time.



To save costs you can omit the jojoba oil, rose essential oil and frankincense essential oil. If you drop the jojoba oil just replace with hemp or rosehip seed oil.  You can create your own mix adding your selection of essential oils.

As this is an oil based product there is no need to store it in the fridge and it should last about 6 months.