Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Home Made Hand Butter and Face Cream Review

My hands are still very much in love with Hand Butter. Yes I admit it is a little hard (well actually not a little) maybe more oil will solve that? It all melts beautifully in your hands.

Hand Butter

1/4 cup (59 mls) cocoa butter
1/4 cup (59 mls) beeswax (I melted 59 g)
2 Tbsp (30 mls) safflower oil (I used almond oil)
4 to 6 drops of fruity essential oil (I did not use)

Warm coco butter and beeswax in a (stainless steel or glass) pot until they're melted. Add the safflower oil and remove the mixture from the heat. Add essential oil now, if you wish. Using a whisk, beat the mixture until it's cool enough to go in the container. While it's warm quickly pour the butter in a decorative container that offers easy access to your fingers and wait to cool before covering.

Shelf life is 6 mths or more.

I tried the Natural Homemade Cold cream on my face and it was beautiful. You need so little and it spreads far. I am sure it makes me look [wink wink] 10 years younger.

Face Cream

1/2 cup (118 ml) sweet almond oil
5 Tbsp (74 ml) water or rose water (use rose water if you can smells so nice)
2 Tbsp (30 ml) melted beeswax (30 g melted)
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) borax (this helps bind the formula)

Put the wax and oil into a (stainless steel or glass) pot and stir over low heat until they are melted together with an even consistency. In a separate saucepan on a low/medium setting, gently heat the rose water and stir in the borax until completely dissolved; then remove it from heat. While beating vigorously (using a whisk), add the water/borax mixture a little at a time to the blend of wax and oil until all the water has been added. Remove the mixture from the heat and continue to beat until cool and creamy in texture. Pour the finished cream into a decorative container and wait to cool before covering.

Store in a cool place - may need occasional stirring. Shelf life is 6 - 8 months.


Hoppo Bumpo said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes for these. I think I might have a go!

Leanne said...

They sound great ...I don't really need another thing to add to my list, however it it will make me look 10 years younger I had better get the pots and pans out and start mixing.

Kirsty said...

Oooh, thanks for sharing these I will absolutely be having a crack at these. They'll make wonderful Christmas presents.

Helena said...

Must try! Perhaps it will be like a body butter I had before but never found again. It was a liitle bit hard and then melted on the skin.