Melt the Beeswax and Make Your Own Cream
Home made cosmetics - easy recipes
I know that there are numerous products on the market when it comes to cosmetics, but I was amazed to learn how easy it is to produce your own. Why do that? It is free of toxic or allergen substances, you know exactly what it contains and it is more nourishing because you won't cut down the amount of important ingredients. The beeswax has been known for its healing and caring characteristics fro many centuries. Ready to read the recipes?
1. A fragrant multi purpose cream
- 50 bleached beeswax
- 120 g almond oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of borax
- 50 ml rose water
Prepare a water bath (boil water in a pot and put another pot on top of it) and melt the beeswax together with the almond oil. The heat shouldn't bee too strong (low flame). Stir until the beeswax melts completely and take the pot off the water bath. Dissolve borax in rose water and slowly add the mixture to the wax-oil. When doing that stir the mixture intensively and continue stirring until the liquid cools down and becomes creamy. Find a cup or a jar where you want to keep it and fill it in. That's it! :)
2. Honey lip balm
- 10 g beeswax
- 30 ml jojoba oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
This natural balm prevents lips to dry out and keeps them smooth and soft. Prepare a water bath in a pot and melt the beeswax together with jojoba oil until you get a clear liquid. Remove pot from water bath and melt the honey using a different (clean) pot over the water bath. When the honey becomes runny mix it into the oil-wax and keep stirring quickly until it cools down. Put it in small pot and use it regularly.
3. Fragrant lip gloss
- 2 teaspoons of beeswax
- 1 teaspoon of rose water
- 1 teaspoon of grape seed oil
- 2 teaspoons of almond oil
Never thought you could do this one by yourself, huh?
Prepare a water bath and melt the beeswax. When it is ready, first mix in the rose water and then do the same with both oils. Pour into an appropriate can and leave to cool down. That one would make a nice gift idea for a dear friend, don't you think?
4. Pigmented lip gloss
- 35 g ricinus oil
- 1 g beeswax
- 1g light carnauba wax
- pigment of choice
In a water bath melt the ricinus oil, beeswax and carnauba wax. Wait until it cools down and take 5 g of the mixture. Put it in the pot and heat it again. Add a tiny amount of pigment and, if desired, a drop of food fragrance. Pour into small containers and wait until it cools down. Apply to your lips and surprise your friends with a shiny smile.
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5. A nourishing hand cream with lavender
- 3 spoons of beeswax
- 4 spoons almond oil
- 4 spoons coconut oil
- 6 spoons glycerine
- 6 drops lavender oil
Prepare a water bath. Grate the beeswax and put in a pot together with almond and coconut oil to melt the hot bath. Mix well and add the glycerine drop by drop while stirring. Take it off the heat and continue stirring until it starts to cool down and becomes creamy. Mix in the lavender oil and put in a ceramic pot. Keep in a cool place. Your hands will appreciate the effort.
6. A healing hand cream with calendula
- a and full of dried calendula blossoms
- 100 ml olive oil
- 20 g beeswax
- 4 drops of melissa oil
Put the dried calendula blossoms into a pot and cover with olive oil. Bring to a boil and let it boil for 20 minutes. Drain the oil and add the beeswax. On a low heat let the beeswax slowly melt into the oil. Take from the heat and stir until the mixture starts to cool down and becomes creamy. While doing so, add the melissa oil drop by drop. Put the cream into a small pot and keep it in a cool place. And use it, of course! Works wonders on rough and tired hands.
Natural cosmetics should be stored in a cool place (or refrigerator) because of the natural ingredients and no use of preservatives.
7. Herbal soap with olive oil
- 60 g regular white soap
- 100 g white beeswax
- 20 g dried calendula blossoms
- 50 ml olive oil
- 50 ml distilled water
First grate finely the soap. In a hot water bath melt it together with the beeswax and wait until it cools down. Smash the blossoms with your fingers and put them in a glass jar. Pour the olive oil over the herbs and leave it stand for two days. Drain through a fine strainer and prepare a water bath. Melt the wax-soap together with the oil. Heat the distilled water and add it to the mixture (which you have previously taken off the heat). Stir well until it becomes creamy. While the cream is still soft, form balls using your hands. When they cool down and harden, wrap them in silk paper.
8. Natural sun protection with sesame
- 5 g beeswax
- 3 g cocoa butter
- 10 g lanolin anhydride
- 35 ml sesame oil
- 40 ml distilled water
Sesame oil contains a substance, which prevents oxidation and absorbs UV rays - prefect for sun protection!
Prepare a water bath and melt the beeswax, cocoa butter and lanolin anhydride. As soon as you notice the mixture to become clear, add the sesame oil and heat to 60 degrees. Put the water in another pot and heat to the same temperature. Using an electric mixer, slowly add the water to the oil-wax and while stirring slowly (previously take the ingredients off the heat). Stir until the cream cools down and put it in a nice jar.