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Beauty Recipes Greek Cold Cream

Olive Oil Make-Up Remover & Cleansing Lotion

Cold Cream was developed by the Greek physician, Galen during the 2nd century. It was called “cold cream” because as the water evaporated from the skin, it gave a feeling of coolness. Yield 8 ounces
1/8 tsp borax powder
¼ cup distilled water
½ cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp grated beeswax
1 tsp rosewater
Dissolve the borax in the water in a glass measuring cup and set aside. Mix together the Olive Oil and beeswax in another glass measuring cup. Place the glass cup in a pan of water (about 1-2 inches of water), making a water bath. Heat the oil-beeswax mixture in the water bath over medium h eat until the beeswax is melted (8-10 minutes) stirring occasionally. When the wax is melted, bring the borax-water mixture to almost boiling (do this by putting the glass cup in the microwave on High for 1 minute). You may also heat it on the top of the stove in a water bath. Remove the oil-beeswax mixture from the water bath. Slowly add the borax-water mixture to it, stirring briskly. (You can also mix the mixture up in a blender). As the mixture cools, add 1 tsp rosewater and stir well. Pour the cream into a clean container with a lid. It will thicken as it cools.
Massage a small amount into your skin and tissue or rinse off with warm water.


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