Strawberry Cream (for oily or normal skin)
by Jeanne Rose ‘Herbs & Things”
1/2 oz. white beeswax
1 1/2 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
1 oz. strawberry juice (or apricot or peach or honey-dew melon)
8 drops tincture of benzoin (known to be STRONG sensitizer)
Wash, drain, and mash 4-5 large strawberries. Squeeze out the juice and strain through muslin or cheesecloth.
Heat the beeswax and the oils together in a double boiler until the wax is melted. Remove from the heat and add the juice quickly. Beat the mixture until it is fluffy. Add the benzoin and beat until it is cool. You must beat the mixture until it cools or else it will separate.
by Jeanne Rose – From the Book ‘Herbs & Things’