Basic Cold Cream

Recipe by Yogi8
MAKE IT SHINE! ADD YOUR PHOTO
READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 8 oz
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 18
    teaspoon borax (borax is a natural chemical substance found on alkaline lakeshores. Because it is a mild alkali it g)
  • 14
  • 12
    cup mineral oil (or use olive oil, which doesn't feel as heavy)
  • 2
    tablespoons grated beeswax
  • 3 -5
    drops lavender oil (optional) or 1 teaspoon rose water (optional also)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve borax in water in a microwave safe cup.
  • Mix oil and beeswax in a microwave safe bowl and cook on med/high heat for several minutes, stirring every minute, until beeswax is melted.
  • (you can also heat in a double boiler till melted) Remove from heat or microwave.
  • When wax is melted bring the borax and water almost to boil in the microwave on high for about a minute.
  • Slowly add the borax to the oil, stirring briskly.
  • Add lavenderor rosewater, if using.
  • I like to add lavender because it helps to regenerate the skin, is a natural antibiotic, and has a calming effect.
  • Pour this cream into a container with a lid.
  • This mixture will last virtually forever.
  • To use, massage a small amount into your skin and then tissue off.
  • This mixture is white and fluffy and will thicken as it cools.
  • Note: For a lighter cream, put in in the blender after it has cooled and blend on high, adding 1 T water at a time.
  • If you end up with excess water do not worry- just strain it off your"fluffed up" cream.
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