Beeswax when used with coconut oil in right quantity is an excellent source of nourishment for dried flaky and ageing skin. My family has been using home made cream for the past couple of years. Beeswax is good for the sensitive skin as it forms a shield or a protective layer while moisturising it and prevents the skin from environmental damage.It does not clog the pores but enhances the texture of the skin making it smooth and silky.
I had a block of pure Australian Beeswax lying in my medicine cabinet and so decided to make some cream .
I always feel sharing is caring and so today I decided to share the recipe of the home made cream. Please do try it. It also heals the cracks one tends to get on the heels during the harsh winters.
2 to 3 small glass bottles to store the cream.
Coconut Oil – 3/4 cup
Jojoba oil – 1 table spoon
Essential oil – 3 to 4 drops of Pink Orchid
In a saucepan boil some water and then use snug fit bowl which serves as a double boiler.
Put 1 cup of grated Beeswax shavings inside the bowl and keep stirring with a wooden ladle until it melts.
Put off the flame.
Now add 3/4 cup of coconut oil and mix it lightly.
Next add a table spoon of Jojoba oil and mix well.
You may add few drops of any essential oil of your choice for the fragrance, I have used Pink Orchid for its lingering aroma.
Once the mixture comes to room temperature transfer them to clean glass bottles or jars which have wide mouth.
Allow to set and then close the jars with the lids and use it in your daily regime and see the skin getting a smooth and silky feel.