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Fresh Facial Creams

Author/Submitted by: Cheaper and Better, Shared by Sherilyn Schamber
Servings: 1
Categories: Information / Personal


1  ounce  Glycerin
1  ounce  Witch hazel
1/2  ounce  Rose water
3  tablespoons  Honey
3  tablespoons  Wheat germ oil

1  whole  cucumber, unpeeled
1/2  ounce  White paraffin
2  ounces  Sweet almond oil

1. ** This cream is soothing for simple cases of windburn, sunburn, insect bites, or poison ivy and it even calms the ravages of air pollution if you apply it right after cleansing. As with the creation of any creams, remember the lessons learned from making mayonnaise, slowly, very slowly, add the oil, drop by drop to the wax.

2. Anti-aging Cream: Smooth a bit of this anti-wrinkle prep every night around the tender skin of your face and neck. Combine ingredients in a class or ceramic bowl and gently whisk until thoroughly combined. Store in tightly sealed container at room temp. It should last for at least 1 month which is about when you will want to make up a new batch. To Use: Massage into skin around eyes and mouth using a circular and upward motion. This motion will counteract the natural droop of gravity.

3. Soothing Cucumber Cream: Cut cucumber into chunks and puree in food processor. Strain through strainer lined with cheesecloth. Melt wax in small bowl in the top of a glass or enamel double boiler over medium heat. As soon as the wax is melted, slowly add oil, stirring gently. Add strained cucumber and blend thoroughly. Remove the pot from heat and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let mixture cool very slowly to prevent crystals from forming in the wax. Stir mixture once or twice until cool. When completely cool and smooth, store in airtight glass container in refrigerator. Will keep 60 days. 4 oz

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