Rose Cold Cream


Rose Cold Cream

Rose makes a classic cold cream to be used daily to protect the skin. It is gentle enough for the face and powerful enough for a body cream. The same basic formula could be used to turn other flower infused oils into creams: try calendula or lavender.

Ingredients: fresh rose petals, olive oil
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Additions: Essential oils
Recipe Instructions: Balms/Salves :Step 1: Make the Rose Oil:
  1. Heat oil gently in a double boiler or water bath until it reaches body temperature.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in as many rose petals as will go in the oil.
  4. Pour mixture into a heavy jar and infuse for 7 to 14 days in a dark and warm place.
  5. Strain with muslin or layered cheesecloth and set aside.
Step 2: Make the Rose Cold Cream:
  • 3 oz liquid oil - almond, sesame, or safflower
  • 1 oz solid oil - Shea butter, coconut oil, or cocoa butter
  • 1 oz grated beeswax or emulsifying wax beads
  • 1 teaspoon stearic acid *
  • 4 oz warm water
  1. Gently heat the oil and wax together in a water bath until all wax is dissolved
  2. Remove from heat and pout into mixing bowl
  3. Warm the water to body temperature
  4. Dissolve the stearic acid in the water

With all ingredients at body temperature slowly dribble the water into the mixing bowl with the oil, blending with a mixer or whisk until the mixture thickens to a creamy consistency. The less water you add, the thicker the cream, so if you get your desired result before adding all the water, that is perfectly ok. Note that the cream will continue to thicken as it cools.

Divvy up the cream into clean and dry jars, then stir in 5 to 10 drops of essential oils as desired. The antibacterial properties of real essential oils will help extend the shelf life of your cream in a way the fragrance oils cannot. Store away from heat and light in a cool, dry location.

**Stearic acid is an all natural emulsifier for creams. Its use is optional but I find creams come out lighter and fluffier.

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Beauty : Natural beauty comes from nature not labs and factories. There are many over-the-counter, mass produced, personal care products that can be replaced with a few basic ingredients using these old fashioned remedies for personal care.
  • Facial Care :Natural facial care remedies use organic ingredients that cost only pennies an application.
  • Skin Care :Natural, organic skin care remedies do a better job of protecting and healing skin than store bought cosmetics.
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