Basic Cold Cream To Relieve Dryness

READY IN: 26mins
YIELD: 8 oz.


  • 18
    teaspoon borax
  • 14
  • 12
    cup mineral oil or 1/2 cup light cooking oil
  • 2
    tablespoons grated beeswax


  • 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.