Honey Herb Cream

READY IN: 1hr
Recipe by love4culinary

This is a natural beauty product that is easy to make. You can find beeswax at a natural food and health store. instead of melting in a heatproof glass you may also do this in a double boiler. Cook time is an estimate...

Top Review by Roosie

Very nice! I made this to give as Christmas gifts. Very creamy. I have a couple problems however- I think that the sheepy smell of the lanolin dominates a bit too much... perhaps a smaller quanity could be used or a stronger herb infusion? The biggest problem was that I had to whisk the cream to make it an emulsion, rather than just a layer of water and a layer of oil and this is not mentioned at all in the recipe. We whisked it until it was mostly cool (in a pan of cold water) and it worked out fine. Followed the recipe exactly, but subsituting apricot oil instead of wheat germ oil. Overall, a nice recipe- just think it needs a little tweaking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine herbs in cleal bowl& and pour 1/2 cup boiling water over herbs; steep 10 mins.
  2. Strain through very fine sieve, collecting liquid in clean bowl.
  3. Cool; discard herbs.
  4. Melt beeswax& lanolin in heatproof glass in simmering water.
  5. Add wheat germ oil, while stirring.
  6. Add herbal infusion by teaspoonful and stir until well blended.
  7. Remove glass from water.
  8. Add honey to tepid cream and carefully stir til blended.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Stir cream thoroughly and transfer to clean containers with tight fitting lids.
  11. Store up to 3 months.

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