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« on: February 26, 2010 10:54:00 AM »

Hi! I'm more of a lurker than anything - and usually over in the clothing and knitting boards, but I thought I'd pop over here since I have something relevant! I hope I'm not intruding!

I made this not so long ago and was really pleased with the outcome! Homemade cold cream has been a godsend for me, who cannot for the life of me find something similar without the ambiguous 'fragrance' ingredient that sets off my asthma.

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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010 11:38:57 AM »

What's in homemade cold cream?  Is it a lotion or a cleanser? 
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010 11:59:22 AM »

Ooooh very interesting! I'm not personally a fan of cold cream, but my SIL lives and dies by it. May I ask where you found the recipe? It looks so smooth and professional. Love it!

And you are certainly not intruding! We welcome all to the cult of Bath & Beauty! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010 12:33:44 PM »

@jennilocker - It's basically beeswax/oil/water with borax used to make it all come together. I used almond oil here, but I have tried it with olive also. It makes it more yellow and lends a different feel to it. I like both ways. I also add essential oils to it to make it smell pretty when I feel the need.

It can be used as both. I use it on my face to remove makeup and cleanse it. I have fairly sensitive skin that doesn't balance very well and it's worked wonders for me. I also use it on my hands/feet/legs/whatever when I start to get dry itchy skin.

@Nymeria - Well, currently I'm using one on a tattered piece of paper that I've been carrying around, lol! I originally found it on the web (somewhere?? Maybe I can dig around and find it at home) and tested it out at home a couple of times. I've seen similar recipes repeated all over with varying ratios of the oils/water/etc.

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 02:05:00 PM »

Very nice! And I'm sure it's a million times nicer for you skin that the commercial products with petroleum!
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010 05:52:47 AM »

That's awesome! I remember seeing on Beakman's World a long long LONG time ago how to make cold cream. HAHA. Actually, now that I think about it, that may have been the root of my fascination with making cosmetics at home. It's so science-y!
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2010 06:30:42 AM »

MMM, I would love to try this as a makeup remover. I refuse to pay good money for the stinky stuff in the shops that leaves a horrible residue.

Off to find a recipe...
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2010 07:27:01 AM »

Oooo, I like that.  Methinks I'll have to try that.  As a newbie, I haven't a clue as to what ratios to use between beeswax/water/oil and borax.  *goes off to search for a recipe.*

One question though.....why borax?  What does borax do?  You said "borax to make it all come together."  Could/would you please explain to me why/how it makes it all come together?

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2010 04:40:17 PM »

Borax and beeswax together are an emulsifier to make the water and oils stay mixed. You can also use emulsifying wax (e-wax) which does the same thing.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2010 08:02:53 AM »

Thanks, Maremare!  I'm off to pickup some Borax!
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