02/02/2015 13:20 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

How To Make Your Own Beauty Balm

As fans of beauty balms will know, there's no better multi-tasker for reviving dry or tired-looking skin than these pots of goodness. So, why not make your own?

Neal's Yard

This how to from Neal's Yard Remedies' Beauty Bible uses rich oils and shea butter to prevent water loss and regenerate the complexion. It can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator or decongestant and best of all, it's all-natural.
Find out what you need and how the ingredients can benefit the skin below:

2 tbsp argan oil (rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E)
2 tbsp rosehip sede oil (rich in antioxidants - can help to reduce scar tissue)
2 tbsp shea nut butter (a great moisturiser)
1 tbsp beeswax (forms a protective layer)
5 drops cypress essential oil (adds a fresh scent)
5 drops frankincense essential oil (improves skin tone and treats wrinkles)
5 drops bergamot essential oil (cooling and healing)

How to make:
1. Heat the oils, butter, and beeswax, together in a bain-marie until the wax has melted. Remove from the heat.
2. Add the essential oils and pour into a sterilised jar. Allow to cool for one-two hours, before using or applying the lid. Store in a cool dry place. It will keep for up to three months.

How to apply:
Massage into the skin with circular movements. Leave on for an ultra-rich protective moisturiser, or use as a cleanser and remove with a damp muslin cloth or flannel, to polish away dead skin cells.

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