Rose Body Balm Recipe with Just 3 Natural Ingredients & Printable Labels
This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires just 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using camellia tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!
Learn how to make this natural skin care recipe for a homemade rose beauty balm. You can easily create stunning winter gifts for Valentine’s day or DIY wedding favors. Or simply give yourself a treat with this lush natural rose body balm recipe! It’s made with just three simple ingredients and even comes with free printable labels! This natural rose body balm recipe feels so lush on skin and has a wonderful natural rose fragrance.
How to Make a Rose Body Balm
A while back I discovered and fell completely in love with Jurlique’s Rose Love Balm. It smells simply AMAZING and feels absolutely divine on skin. However, as I primarily used it as a hand cream, it got used up rather quickly.
When I received a recent purchase of organic Bulgarian rose floral wax, opened the container, closed my eyes and sniffed – I knew I’d found the perfect ingredient for making my own natural rose body balm!
How to get an affordable, natural rose fragrance.
Bulgarian rose floral wax is a wonderfully fragrant, semi-solid creamy wax derived from rose petals. This natural floral wax offers many of the same skin care benefits of Bulgarian roses including the moisturizing phospholipids. It makes a lovely addition to your own homemade creams, balms and lotions. And, because it’s naturally scented, there’s no need to add a separate fragrance to your products!
As this rose wax is plant derived, it is suitable for vegan skin care recipes and products. However, keep in mind this is a very soft wax. It is sort of the consistency of warm butter. Therefore you may want to include harder waxes in conjunction with the rose wax in skin care recipes that contain a high percentage of liquid carrier oils.
Simple natural skin care ingredients.
In addition to the rose floral wax, I also chose to use camellia (tea) seed oil for my natural rose body balm recipe. Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life. When used in skin care applications, camellia seed oil can help to improve both the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging. Camellia seed oil is also wonderful for hydration and is quickly and easily absorbed so that skin feels silky smooth, not greasy.
Following is my three ingredient natural rose body balm recipe. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do. Not only does it smell divine, but it’s super moisturizing and non-greasy once absorbed. Plus it can be used anywhere that your skin needs a little extra love. Hands, body, feet and even lips!
Also be sure to check out my free printable labels for this project for personal use or gifting after the recipe!
Natural Rose Body Balm Recipe
3 oz. refined shea butter
.15 oz. Bulgarian rose floral wax
.5 oz. camellia (tea) seed oil
To make my natural rose body balm recipe, you’ll begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.
Heat the shea butter in the microwave at 50% power until melted. Alternately, you can melt the shea butter in a double boiler.
Remove from heat. Weigh out the rose floral wax and stir into the melted shea butter until all of the wax has melted.
Now weigh out the camellia seed oil and stir into the melted shea butter and wax.
Pour the rose body balm into your container of choice. I recommend around a 4 oz. container. I used a 100 mL wide-mouth cosmetic style screw top jar from Infinity Jars which is around 3.38 oz. It filled the jar to the very very top.
Allow your rose body balm to cool completely and resolidify before screwing on the lid. You can place your rose body balm in the refrigerator to speed up the process.
Once your body balm has solidified it’s ready for personal use or gifting! Simply print out the PDF for my free printable labels here onto full size blank sticker paper. Then cut out and apply the tops of your containers.
If you want to sell the natural rose body balm you made, then you will need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.
If you like my natural rose body balm recipe, then you may also like my rose body butter recipe. While this recipe doesn’t smell like roses, it is made with rose kaolin clay and is inspired by Nourish Organic’s Rejuvenating Rose Butter. It too is a vegan friendly moisturizer and is naturally scented with frankincense essential oil. Learn to make it here.
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June 8, 2017 at 9:21 pm
Hi…Do I need to add any preservative? What would be the shelf life without any ptreservative? Kindly clarify. Thank you
Rebecca D. Dillon
June 8, 2017 at 11:06 pm
A preservative isn’t necessary as there’s no water present in this product. The shelf life will always be the same as the ingredient with the shortest shelf life. Some people like to add an antioxidant to extend the shelf life of oils used so there are variables. It’s also going to depend on the freshness of your ingredients.
June 28, 2017 at 6:30 am
Love this. I made one exactly following your recipe, but then I had to branch out. My second attempt, I replaced half the shea butter with cupuacu butter (because that’s my latest obsession), then i used argan oil instead of camellia oil and lastly I added Jasmine floral wax. So nice! Came out a bit too hard for my taste because jasmine wax is waaaayy harder than rose wax and the cupuacu butter is hard. But feels great and a little goes a long way! Thanks, i kove your recipes.
Rebecca D. Dillon
June 28, 2017 at 7:43 am
That sounds absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing your twist on it and thanks so much for trying this out!!
August 10, 2017 at 8:44 am
Thank you for sharing this recipe and I love to try this out soon. Can this balm be applied on face ? Will it be too greasy on face or clog the pores ?
Rebecca D. Dillon
August 10, 2017 at 9:34 am
Yes, you could use this one on your face as long as you don’t have oily skin.
May 2, 2018 at 8:32 am
Can I use something else besides tea seed oil to make the 3 ingredient rose balm? Also where do you find the rose wax?
Separate ? have you ever tried making products in an Instant Pot? I’ve been reading about that lately. Would ❤️ If you posted some IP DIY beauty!
Rebecca D. Dillon
May 2, 2018 at 9:07 am
You can use another liquid at room temperature carrier oil in place of the tea seed oil. I purchased my rose wax on Amazon here. I have not tried using an instant pot. However you can quickly and easily make this recipe in a double boiler or microwave in less time than an instant pot. There’s really no need to use an pressurized electric cooker for this recipe as it’s such a small amount and an instant pot hold 6 quarts. Hope this helps.
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