Galen Cold Cream Recipe

The invention of cold cream is credited to Galen, a physician in the second century from Greece. This cream is thick and softens when it touches the skin.  It is perfect for dry skin on elbow, feet and knees and also for make up removal.  How to make galen cold cream is a very simple process that requires 3 ingredients, rosewater, olive oil ( i prefer to substitute with almond oil because I like the scent better!)  and beeswax which create a natural emulsion and bonds the water and the oil together. Ingredients Galen Cold Cream Recipe Water Phase: 9 teaspoons total – (45%) 9 teaspoons of rosewater Oil phase: 9 teaspoons total– (45%) 9 teaspoons of almond oil or Olive oil Natural Emulsifier: (10 %) 2 teaspoons of beeswax EO Optional: 20-30 drops rose otto essential oil Directions: Combine the oils in your double boiler (or in a stainless steel or glass recipient inside a pan filled with water) on low heat and wait until everything is melted. At the same time, put the water in another double boiler on low heat so that it reaches the same temperature as the oils. Once the oil and beeswax are melted, take it off the heat and start whipping with an electric mixer for a few minutes; at the same time add the water spoon by spoon. Make sure your mixer is set on low speed. You can also use a hand whip if you prefer but it is more work! After a few minutes, the liquid will soon turn into a cream as you progressively add the water. Once...

Natural Soothing Body Cream

Coconut is  a great oil for general moisturizing and serves as a protective layer, helping to retain the moisture in your skin. It also acts as a mild oil suitable for those with inflamed and irritated skin, and those with skin sensitivities. Jojoba Oil is very similar to the natural oil our skin produces, though it is technically a liquid wax produced from the seed of the Jojoba simmondsia chinensis shrub. Best known for its ability to calm and ease the overly anxious, Chamomile hydrosol also has a true floral scent and is great to use in any cream. Water Phase: 10 teaspoon total – (50%) 5 teaspoon of organic Chamomile flower water 5 teaspoon of organic aloe vera gel or juice Oil phase: 10 teaspoon total– (50%) 5 teaspoon of organic Jojoba Oil 3 teaspoon of organic Coconut Oil (refined if you do not like the scent of coconut) 2 teaspoon of organic and raw shea butter (or organic refined shea butter if you do no like the scent of raw shea butter) 1 capsule of vitamin E or a few drops of wheat germ oil Natural Emulsifier: (5 %) 1 teaspoon of organic and unrefined beeswax EO Optional: 20 drops of organic Roman Chamomile essential oil Directions: Add all the oils and beeswax to your double boiler or stainless steel bowl in a pan filled with water on low heat until they are melted. At the same time, combine the water phase in a pan (bain marie or double boiler) on low heat lowest possible) so that it gets to the same temperatures as the oils. Stir...