Basic Cold Cream

Sunday, May 18, 2008 AnnMarie Brown 0 Comments

½ t. borax
¼ c. water
½ c. mineral oil
2 T. beeswax, grated

Dissolve the borax in the ¼ c. water, then set aside. Place oil and grated beeswax in a glass cup. Place the cup in a pan of water that has 1-2 inches of water in it. Heat it until the beeswax is melted. Stir occasionally. It will take around 8-10 minutes for it to melt.

Once the wax is melted, bring the borax/water mixture to almost-boiling. You can put it in the microwave for about 45 seconds, or use the pan of water and heat it like oil/honey mixture. Once it is done, slowly add it to the oil/beeswax mixture, stirring briskly. (This is a neat chemical reaction, so make a science lesson out of it!)

Once it mixes up well, pour into a container that has a lid. To use, wet your face, then massage a very small amount into your skin. Rinse with warm water.

A few drops of essential oil can be added for scent, if desired. Yield: 8 ounces.

I like to apply this to my face and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing. It feels WONDERFUL! You can literally feel your skin drinking up the moisture of it. I also have omitted adding any scent to mine and it does just fine. This is best for normal or dry ski.

For grating the beeswax, I found it easier to use a knife, rather than a potato peeler.

For those of you who are local, I bought the beeswax at the health food store. You will have to ask a clerk to get it for you because it is behind a counter. The beeswax was only .99, and I will get MANY containers of cleanser from that one bar of beeswax! VERY EASY ON THE BUDGET!