Cream for dry skin
½ cup water
½ cup sesame oil
2 spoons herbal vitamin E solution
2 spoons bees wax
3 drops grapefruit essential oil
2 drops of chosen essential oil
hint of borax
Mix vitamin E, wax and sesame oil. Warm over low heat until wax melts. In another bowl mix water, oils and borax and slowly warm over for several minutes- don't let it boil!
Mix both mixtures until they unite, which is at least 2 minutes, then put in one bowl and mix. When mixture cools put cream in clean glass jar with a lid.
Cream with vitamin E
2 spoons yogurt
½ spoon honey
½ spoon lemon juice
3 capsules vitamin E
Mix yogurt, honey and vitamin. Massage mixture into skin and leave it work for 15 minutes. You can keep this cream 3-4 days on cold.
Cold cream was first produced by Galen, Greek doctor from 2nd century. One of his main tasks was to control health of Gladiators, he developed many healing methods, and one of them was also old cream.
In original version cold cream was composed of olive oil (because of softening), water, bees wax (basic of cream), rose buds (for aromatherapy).
This cream is called cold cream, because after applied on skin, water evaporates from cream, and consequently has cooling effect on skin.
In modern and commercial use olive oil has been substituted with other oils, but this had not affected quality of cold cream. Some recipes even contain borax, which is natural ingredient with antiseptic features.
½ cup of bees wax
6 spoons of herbal oil
4 spoons of distilled water
1 spoon borax
2-3 drops of essential oil
While mixing slowly heat wax and oil until the wax melts and the mass unites. Put borax in water and warm over, but don't let it boil. Remove both bowls from heat and while mixing, put wax and oil into bowl with borax and water.
Mix until the mass cools. Add oils and continue mixing until the mass becomes bright color and creamy.
It is best to keep this cream in refrigerator. Borax works as preservative so you can use this cream from 3 to 6 weeks.
2 spoons bright sesame oil
2 spoons diluted vitamin E
2 spoons apricot kernel oil
½ cup cacao butter
Heat bowl and slowly squeeze juice out of ginger. You'll need approximately 1/8 spoon of ginger juice. Ingredients, including ginger, put in bowl. Mix and heat until the butter melts and unites with other ingredients. Do not boil!
When the mass cools, put in clean jar and keep in refrigerator. If you wish, you can add few drops of essential oil.