Yield: 1 Servings
|1 ounce||Witch hazel|
|½ ounce||Rose water|
|3 tablespoons||Wheat germ oil|
|1||Whole cucumber, unpeeled|
|½ ounce||White paraffin|
|2 ounces||Sweet almond oil|
CHEAPER AND BETTER
SOOTHING CUCUMBER CREAM
** 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 clensing. As with the creation of any creams, remember the lessions learned from making mayonnaise, slowly, very slowly, add the oil, drop by drop to the wax.
Antiaging Cream: Smooth a bit of this antiwrinkle prep every night around the tender skin of your face and neck. Combine ingreds 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 mo 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.
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 med 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 mixtue 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 Big Savings Typed by Sherilyn Schamber