Replace lost moisture in the skin with this luxurious homemade recipe for a natural moisturising cream. Apply it to the face just before taking a bath where the steam will enable absorption of the oils and water.
1 1/2 tbsp white beeswax
1 tbsp emulsifying wax
2 tbsp anhydrous lanolin
5 tsp avocado oil
1 tsp glycerine
6 tbsp water
2 tbsp rose-water
2 vitamin E capsules
1/2 tsp borax (optional)
1/ Melt the waxes and lanolin separately and measure them into a basin over a simmering pan of water.
2/ Blend in the avocado oil and glycerine.
3/ Prick the vitamin E capsules and disperse oil into mixture.
4/ Remove from heat.
5/ Continue stirring while slowly adding the water, rose-water and borax (if using).
6/ Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and cools.
7/ Transfer to a screw-topped jar, covering with a circle of kitchen foil.
How to use:
Apply to the face just before taking a bath. After the bath, wash away excess cream with clean warm water and cleansing milk. Then rinse with cold water.