Face & Body Cream Recipe

This wonderful recipe I learned by studying with herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.

The Perfect Cream

Group One: 3/4 cup Apricot oil and/or Almond oil; 1/3 cup Coconut oil and/or Cocoa butter; 1 tsp. Lanolin; 1/2 oz. grated Beeswax

Group Two: 2/3 cup distilled water (can also use distilled Rose water or Orange Flower water); 1/3 cup Aloe Vera gel (no Not use fresh aloe vera jel. It must be store bought. The fresh aloe will go bad); A drop or two of essential oil; Vitamins A & E as desired.

To Make: Melt Group One over low heat in a double boiler. Heat just enough to melt.  Pour into a glass measuring cup and let cool to room temperature.  Oils should become thick, creamy, semi-solid, and cream colored.  This cooling process can be hastened in the refrigerator, but keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too hard.  When completely cool, you are ready for the next step.

Place group two in the blender. Turn blender on the highest speed.  In a SLOW, THIN drizzle (just like making mayonnaise) pour group one (oil mixture) into the center vortex.  When most of the oil mixture has been added to the water mixture, LISTEN to the blender and WATCH the cream.  When the blender coughs and chokes, and the cream looks thick and white like buttercream frosting, turn  the blender off. DO NOT OVERBEAT.  You should have a beautiful rich thick cream.  It will thicken a bit more as it sets up.

Pour into cream or lotion jars and store in a cool place.

This recipe is by far one of my favorites!