This is from the book Natural Beauty At Home by Janice Cox. This recipe is posted by request.
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- 1/8 teaspoon borax
- 1/4 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup mineral oil or 1/2 cup light cooking oil
- 2 tablespoons grated beeswax
- 1Dissolve the borax in the water in a glass measuring cup.
- 2Set aside.
- 3Mix together the oil and beeswax in another glass measuring cup.
- 4Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water), making a water bath.
- 5Heat the oil-beeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until the beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.
- 6This takes about 10 minutes.
- 7When the wax is melted, bring the borax-water mixture almost to a boil.
- 8You can do this by putting the glass cup in the microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
- 9Otherwise, you may heat it on the stove top in a water bath.
- 10Remove the mixture from the water bath.
- 11Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it, stirring briskly.
- 12(You can also put the mixtures in the blender and whip).
- 13Pour the cream into a clean container with a lid.
- 14To use, massage a small amount into your skin and tissue off or rinse off with warm water.
- 15Note: The mixture will become white and fluffy but will be a bit runny until it has cooled completely.
- 16Once it has cooled, you will have a nice basic cold cream ready.
- 17Since no perfumes have been added, it will remain unscented.
- 18If you choose to prepare a cold cream with a fragrance, just add a few drops of your favourite scent as the mixture is cooling.
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Nutritional Facts for Basic Cold Cream To Relieve Dryness
Serving Size: 1 (12 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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