I have wacked out skin, and today marks my first week of washing with honey, but what should I do to moisturize? My skin is sooooo dry!
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12/7/06 at 10:37pm
Cream Recipe (adapted from Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair book)
6 oz liquid oil (examples are peanut, olive, jojoba, apricot, almond)
3 oz solid oil (examples are shea, coconut, cocoa)
1 oz beeswax
9 oz distilled water (or rose water, orange water, etc. . .)
Pour the 6 oz liquid oil into a 16 oz measuring cup (Pyrex works great). Add pieces of solid oil until the total volume hits 9oz mark. Add small pieces of beeswax until up to 10oz mark. Put cup in hot water (like double boiler) and stir over medium heat until pieces of solid oil and beeswax melt--stir often. Remove cup and bring mixture to body temp. While cooling pour 9 oz water into a cup and heat to body temp by placing into the hot water bath after the oil mix has been removed.
Once oil mixture and water mixture are the same temp (test with finger), por water mix into blender or food processor. Process at high speed. slowly drizzle oil mix into water mix (like making mayo) until it is thick and creamy. Put the cream into clean glass jars. If you want to add essential oils, do so now. Close with lid and let sit overnight to set up. Sometimes this mix does separate, especially in the summer, but all you have to do is shake it up and its good as new. If you make a large batch, put the jars you aren't using in the fridge to last longer.