The Art of Darkness

Light Rose Lotion

February 3rd, 2009 by Cobwebs

Here’s another easy skin-care product that you can whip up as a gift or just to pamper yourself. All of these ingredients are readily available from soap supply retailers or from many health-food stores.

This makes a nice moisturizing cream for all skin types.

2 tsp beeswax
2 tsp lanolin
2 Tbsp almond oil
1 tsp wheat germ oil
1/4 tsp borax
1/3 C rosewater
12 drops rose or rose geranium essential oil
A few drops of red food coloring (optional)

Melt the beeswax and lanolin together over a double boiler, stirring constantly.

Mix the oils together and warm gently (either over another double boiler or just over a pan of hot water). Gradually beat into the waxes. Warm the rosewater slightly, dissolve the borax in it, and slowly add to the oil and wax mixture, beating constantly until cool. Stir in the essential oil and food coloring as the mixture begins to thicken.

Spoon into jars and label.

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  1. Mandi Pants Says:

    You’ll want to store this in the fridge and treat it like a food item. With nothing to preserve it, it’s going to grow beasties in no time!

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