If you want to replenish your skin's beneficial oils and supply it with nutrients, there's no need to buy expensive cosmetics. This gentle cream is as rich as they come.
- Measuring spoons
- Double boiler
- Mixing spoon
- Measuring cup
- Mixing bowl
- Wire whisk or egg beater
- Small jar with cover
- Coconut oil
- Anhydrous lanolin
- Almond oil or heavy mineral oil
- Tincture of benzoin
- Orange flower water
Note: Buy the ingredients at a pharmacy.
Yield: About 51/2 ounces
Melt 1/2 ounce -- about 1 tablespoon -- of beeswax in a double boiler; add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of anhydrous lanolin, and stir to blend thoroughly. Stir in 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of almond oil or heavy mineral oil, 2 or 3 drops of tincture of benzoin, and 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of orange flower water.
Caution: Almond oil vapors are toxic.
Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl and beat it with a wire whisk or an egg beater until it's creamy. Spoon the cream into a small jar and cover it tightly.
To use, rub the cream into the skin and massage vigorously.