Basic Cold Cream

Recipe by Roosie
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READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 8 ounces
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 18
    teaspoon borax
  • 14
  • 12
    cup olive oil (extra virgin is best) or 1/2 cup light cooking oil (such as canola or sunflower)
  • 2
    tablespoons grated beeswax
  • 1
    teaspoon rose water (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve the borax into the water in a measuring cup and set aside.
  • Mix together the oil and beewax in the top of a water bath.
  • Heat the oil-beeswax mixture over medium heat until beeswax is melted, stirring occasionally (8-10 minutes).
  • When the wax is melted bring the water-borax mixture almost to a boil, either in a separate pan or in the microwave.
  • Remove the oil-beeswax mix from the water bath and slowly add in the water-borax, stirring briskly. (Alternately, both mixtures can be put in a blender and whipped).
  • If using rose water, stir in as the mixture cools.
  • Store in a clean container with a lid. Product should store indefinitely.
  • Mixture should be white and fluffy after beating, but still remain a little runny until completely cooled.
  • To use: massage a small amount into your skin and tissue off or rinse off with warm water.
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