If there is one thing that I like to take pride in with this blog….it is providing any and all homemade alternatives to expensive store-bought products. I know I have posted homemade alternatives for removing makeup/moisturizing before…but for some reason, the thought of trying an “old-fashioned” cold cream appealed to me, so I decided to create my own.
It can be used as a cleanser to remove makeup and dirt….and, when left on overnight, softens skin and relieves dryness. I love a two-fer! :-)
HOMEMADE COLD CREAM
- 1/4 teaspoon borax
- 1/4 cup distilled water
- 1/2 cup fractionated coconut oil, or another oil that is liquid at room temperature
- 1/2 ounce (by weight) grated beeswax (or just a little over two tablespoons)
- 5-6 drops lavender essential oil or other oil of your choice
Dissolve the borax in the water in a (one cup) glass measuring cup. Set aside.
Add together the oil and beeswax in a larger (2-cup) glass measuring cup.
Heat the oil/beeswax mix in a microwave until the beeswax is melted and the mixture is clear. (Start with 30 seconds at a time).
Heat the borax/water mix in a microwave for a minute – almost to boiling.
Slowly pour the borax/water mixture into the oil/beeswax mixture, using a stick blender to mix as you pour. Now beat well with the stick blender until the mix is glossy white and thicken.
Pour the (hot) cold cream into an 8-ounce jar with a lid.
Let it cool to room temperature then add essential oil if desired.