Chrysalis Echinacea Cleansing Balm

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Transform your skin with beneficial plants! Gently cleanse your face with this echinacea-infused cleansing balm. The favorite nectar of Monarch butterflies, Echinacea offers purifying & rejuvenating benefits that may help increase hydration, shrink lines, wrinkles & pores,
& combat acne. Doubles as a treatment mask!

  1. a quiescent insect pupa, especially of a butterfly or moth.
    "the transformation from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis and, finally, adult"
    • the hard outer case enclosing a chrysalis.
      "the splitting of the chrysalis and the slow unfolding of the wings"
  2. a transitional state.
    "she emerged from the chrysalis of self-conscious adolescence"

I always use my self care rituals like skin care as a chance to check in with myself. Using the cue "Chrysalis", what can I transform from my day? Reframe a negative situation or feeling…how am I transforming my life; how can I contribute to transforming the world? So much change in us happens slowly, inside, before we emerge anew. 

This cleansing balm is my love letter to Monarch butterflies, the icon of pollinators, who are declining in population and in need of help. It is one of the many ways I hope to be a small part of transforming their population from at-risk, to thriving. Using their favorite nectar plant to create a beautiful, transformative balm for you has been a deeply meaningful honor. 

- 15% of the profit from all sales of this product will be donated to Monarch conservation via Monarch Watch -


Why choose a cleansing balm over a water-based, soapy cleanser? Soap-like cleansers can alter your skin’s Ph balance, disturbing your acid mantle, throwing off your sebum balance and drying out your skin.
How does cleansing my face with oil make sense? Similar to oil cleansing, oil attracts oil! Keep reading to learn about all the ingredients in this balm and their many benefits towards transforming your skin.

This cleansing balm can also be used as a hydrating & detox mask if you’d like to apply a thicker layer and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before proceeding with the cleansing steps.

Chrysalis Cleansing Balm is essential oil-free, and instead has a scent from the subtle caramel-like smell of the Echinacea infused-oil, combined with the mild cocoa-like scent of the Cupuacu butter.

Jojoba Oil hydrates the skin and has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. It is helpful in reducing redness and calming skin. As a wax ester, jojoba oil mimics natural sebum, so it helps condition & seal in moisture, softening and smoothing your skin. When combined with beeswax, it also helps protect the skin barrier, reducing trans-epidermal water loss and sealing in moisture.

Echinacea has been shown in studies to help boost collagen production, provide hydration, brighten skin, boost skin’s natural moisturizing factors, and protect the outer layer, helping to lock in moisture. It may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Echinacea has also been shown to help with acne & eczema.

Cupuacu Butter is a modern plant-based alternative to lanolin, and has the ability to penetrate the skin quickly and then retain moisture. Cupuacu butter offers the capacity to attract 440% more water allowing it to function much more effectively as a skin hydrator and plumper. It is an excellent emollient that restores elasticity to the skin while providing anti-oxidants and hydration, and is considered a “super-moisturizer” because of its hydrophilic (water-loving) properties.  It can help improve the skins' moisture barrier and offers true hydration for improved elasticity and anti-inflammatory activity.

Nilotica Shea Butter is creamier and softer and has more beneficiary properties than any other shea butter variety. It is known for its healing properties, thanks to the presence of numerous fatty acids and plant sterols like stearic, oleic, palmitic, and linolenic acids. Raw, unrefined shea butter is efficient in helping with skin rashes, scars, & acne. Shea butter has numerous derivatives of cinnamic acid that display anti-inflammatory characteristics. Inflammations from skin conditions like dermatitis, rosacea, rashes, cuts, sunburns, and scrapes may be soothed by using shea butter on them. It stimulates the making of collagen, the youthful protein present in the skin. The vitamins A and E present in this butter may help keep the skin supple, nourished, and radiant. If used daily, it may even decrease wrinkles and also help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. It may also help increase circulation to the skin and promote cell renewal.

Ethically Harvested Beeswax is anti-inflammatory, and will help seal in moisture without clogging pores. In this formula, it acts as an occlusive, helping your skin retain moisture.

Olive Wax is a vegan wax derived from olives! It is similar to the human skin lipid system, and helps with moisture barrier improvements as it seals the skin.

Meadowfoam Oil is similar to natural sebum and is suitable for all skin types. Due to its fatty acid content, it is one of the most stable oils for skin care formulation. It helps lock in moisture, balance sebum production, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, absorbs easily, and fights free radical damage.

Ingredients:  *Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil infused with *Echinacea purpurea (echinacea),Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) butter, *Butyrospermum parkii (Nilotica Shea) butter, Ethically harvested Cera alba (beeswax), Olea Europaea (olive)fruit wax, Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) oil, Vitamin E oil, *organic


All HANDS products are anhydrous, meaning they are made without water. This allows formulations to be made without preservatives, emulsifiers or thickeners. As a result, these products may be a thicker/less watery consistency than commercial products with which you are accustomed.
This also allows the active botanicals to be more available to your skin, and presents the cleanest formulas possible.
As a result, extra care also needs to be taken to not allow water to enter the jar. *Please see USAGE & CARE below.


All Skin Types
*Keep in mind our skin in always in flux, depending on your health, diet, lifestyle, quality of water you drink and use on skin, water intake, other products being used, weather/season, etc. so though we may give our skin these categories (normal, dry, oily, combination), it is important to pay attention to changes and support them accordingly in a fluid manner.
*Always spot test new skin care products to ensure no adverse reactions*


  • Plastic Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Tree Nut Alert: Contains Shea butter, which in rare cases can cause allergic reactions for those with severe nut allergies.
  • Essential Oil Free


  • 2 oz Glass Jar with gold metal cosmetic spatula, in a recyclable box


  • Adults only
  • Consult your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding


  • Avoid opening jar with running water or wet hands to prevent moisture introduction.
  • Using your metal spatula, scoop out a dime-size amount and apply to your face.
  • Wet your hands and massage balm gently around face in circular motions for at least 2 minutes to remove makeup, dirt and oil.
  • Finish with a hot towel covering your face to gently tap off excess balm.
  • Can be used up to twice daily.
  • If you prefer additional hydration, feel free to apply a face cream or serum after cleansing.
  • May also be left on skin as a hydrating & detox mask for 15-20 minutes before massaging & gently steaming/wiping off with a hot damp cloth.
  • Discontinue use if irritation occurs.


  • Keep out of direct sun & away from heat & water.
  • Use accompanying metal spatula or dry fingertip to scoop out product.


  • Remove the label if you wish, throw in the trash
  • Soak jar if you wish, to remove any adhesive
  • Wash and dry jar & lid thoroughly
  • Reuse or recycle!

During the summer and warmer months, and depending on your distance from Ohio, I may only ship M-W due to the need for short shipping times and temperature controlled packages to prevent products from melting. Please message me if you need to know when your package would likely arrive.
Your order will ship in a regular box, with a biodegradable ice pack, wrapped in eco-friendly insulation that should keep your items from melting for roughly 2 days. Shipping cost is increased during this time to cover these materials, as well as a 2-day shipping speed.
Please make sure to open your package as soon as possible and assess if your items need to be chilled further. If they are still cool, please allow them to come to room temperature for the optimal texture.
Please email us with any questions or issues!