Rose Cream for Day Use
  • 6 fl. oz. Almond oil
  • 2 oz. Beeswax
  • 1 heaping tsp. anhydrous Lanolin
  • 1 tsp. Borax dissolved in 4 fl. oz. Rosewater
  • 2 tsp. Zinc Oxide rubbed into a smooth cream with 4 fl. oz. Almond oil
  • 10-20 drops oil of Rose

Quantity:  Makes enough for about three 4 oz. cream jars.

To Make:  Heat the beeswax and the lanolin gently in a water bath.  Do not let the wax simmer or burn.  Remove from heat and add the Almond oil slowly.  Add the zinc oxide-Almond oil cream beating the mixture continuously.  Add the borax-Rosewater and beat until cool.  Add enough oil of Rose to scent the mixture to your liking.  Beat until cold with a small wooden spoon.  Pour into three 4 oz. cram jars and let sit until solidified.

To Use:  This makes an excellent everyday cream that can be used under makeup or as a moisturizer.  Simply rub gently onto face, hands or throat.  As a throat moisturizer the cream is excellent, especially when rubbed in with a large marble or small avocado pit.  rub in gentle circular motions while looking up into the sky, thereby stretching and stimulating your neck muscles.

Why:  Almond oil replaces necessary body oils; Rosewater is a gentle astringent and moisturizer replacing liquid to the cells and tightening the skin; lanolin is a potent emollient and very much like human oils; borax is a skin softener and will help to produce a very white cream while its disadvantage is that it often adds a grainy texture; zinc oxide is useful for healing reddened, sore or irritated skin.

This recipe is courtesy of JeanneRose.net