I love this recipe because it is so damn old. It was invented 2000 years ago by the Greek doctor and philosopher Galen. It’s great for removing dirt and keeps the skin soft and smooth. You’ll find many versions of this recipe on the net, but I like Elizabeth Francke’s from her book Make your Own Cosmetics and Fragrances New Zealand.
- Cold cream
- 84 ml olive oil (extra virgin if possible)
- 28 g beeswax
- 28 ml rose-water
- 10–20 drops rose essential oil (optional)
- Put the oil and wax in a jar and stand it in a pan of hot water on the stove. Warm until the wax is just melted. Warm the rose-water and then stir slowly into the oil/wax mixture. Remove jar from hot water and stir until it cools.
- I like to add rose essential oil to make it really rosy.