Recipe by Charishma_Ramchandani
This is from the book Natural Beauty At Home by Janice Cox. This recipe is posted by request.
Top Review by elldeb
I bought this book and tried this recipe and the grape seed lotion recipe using grape seed oil, which is suppose to be "light". Both of these recipes were so greasy I could not use it. I followed the directions. The borax did not dissolve in the water before I microwaved it, but I doubt if that made that much difference. Making this was a waste of time and money.
- 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
Directions See How It's Made
- Dissolve the borax in the water in a glass measuring cup.
- Set aside.
- Mix together the oil and beeswax in another glass measuring cup.
- Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water), making a water bath.
- Heat the oil-beeswax mixture in the water bath over medium heat until the beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally.
- This takes about 10 minutes.
- When the wax is melted, bring the borax-water mixture almost to a boil.
- You can do this by putting the glass cup in the microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
- Otherwise, you may heat it on the stove top in a water bath.
- Remove the mixture from the water bath.
- Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it, stirring briskly.
- (You can also put the mixtures in the blender and whip).
- Pour the cream into a clean container with a lid.
- To use, massage a small amount into your skin and tissue off or rinse off with warm water.
- Note: The mixture will become white and fluffy but will be a bit runny until it has cooled completely.
- Once it has cooled, you will have a nice basic cold cream ready.
- Since no perfumes have been added, it will remain unscented.
- If you choose to prepare a cold cream with a fragrance, just add a few drops of your favourite scent as the mixture is cooling.