Sunday, January 8, 2012
Herbs and Beauty -- Lavender Cleansing Cream
If you have dry skin, cleansing with a cream instead of soap is almost a must. Soap can be quite drying. This cleansing cream will make your skin glow like a new born baby's and the lavender scent will relax you. It's especially good at night and will send you off to dreamland in no time. Most supplies can be found at a health food store or online.
6 teaspoons almond oil
10 teaspoons grated white wax
3 teaspoons lavender water
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 drop oil of lavender (opt.)
Melt the oil and wax in the top of a double boiler.
Remove from heat, cool slightly; then beat in the lavender water, cider vinegar, and oil of lavender if you use it.
Pour the cream into a clean, lidded jar. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.
When ready to use, smooth the fragrant milk over your face and neck, avoiding around the eyes.
Remove with cotton balls.
Makes about 1 cup.
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