Tissue-toning creams add moisture to dry skin and improve its texture. This cream preparation is easy and inexpensive to make.
- Double boiler
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Two small saucepans
- Mixing spoon
- Pint jar with cover
- Anhydrous lanolin
- Almond oil or heavy mineral oil
- Witch hazel
- Rose water
Note: You can buy these ingredients at a pharmacy.
Yield: About 10 ounces
Melt 1 ounce of beeswax -- about 2 tablespoons -- in the top of a double boiler; add 1/4 cup (2 ounces) of anhydrous lanolin. Warm 5 ounces of almond oil or heavy mineral oil in a small saucepan and add it to the lanolin-and-wax mixture; stir to blend.
Caution: Almond oil vapors are toxic.
In another small pan, heat 2 tablespoons of witch hazel and 2 tablespoons of rose water; dissolve a pinch of borax in this solution. Add to the lanolin-and-wax mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture into a pint jar and cover it tightly.
Apply the cream sparingly and rub it into your skin gently.