Basic Facial cold cream

READY IN: 18mins
Recipe by Monica in PA

A great natural substitute to store bought cold cream or makeup removers!

Top Review by Asia53

Good recipe! Removes make-up and softens my skin. Borax's main use-----whitening agent. I don't use the borax. It's toxic, and no safe levels have been established. I, also, used Rose essential oil instead of lavender. Rose is great for softening mature skin, plus the smell is wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 ounce jojoba oil
  • 1 ounce grapeseed oil
  • 12-1 ounce beeswax (less for a thinner cream)
  • 2 ounces distilled water or 2 ounces filter water
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon borax
  • 10 drops lavender oil
  • 40 drops grapefruit seed extract (acts as a preservative)


  1. Slowly melt first 4 ingredients in a double boiler.
  2. Once melted, then pour into a bowl, add remaining ingredients and beat until creamy.
  3. Store in a covered glass jar.
  4. Will last up to 6 months.

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