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Preparation Time - 15 Minutes
Preparation Method - Stove Top


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Cucumber Facial Cream

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This cream is perfect for soothing minor skin irritations like sunburn, windburn, insect bites, or reactions from poison ivy.

Ingredients are for 4 Ounces
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Ingredients:
Qty Unit Ingredient
1 medium Cucumber » unpeeled
1 ounce Glycerin
1 ounce Witch Hazel
1/2 ounce Rose Water
3 tablespoon Honey
3 tablespoon Wheat Germ Oil
1/2 ounce Paraffin Wax
2 ounce Sweet Almond Oil
Prep Time Process Time Overall Time
15 Minutes 10 Minutes 25 minutes
Directions:

1. Cut the cucumber into chunks and puree in a food processor until smooth.

2. Strain the cucumber through a strainer lined with cheesecloth to extract the juice. Set aside.

3. Place the paraffin wax in a small bowl on top of a double boiler with simmering water.

4. Heat over medium until the wax is completely melted.

5. Once the wax is melted, gradually add the sweet almond oil and wheat germ oil to the wax, stirring gently to combine.

6. Add the prepared cucumber juice, glycerin, witch hazel, rose water, and honey to the wax and oil mixture.

7. Stir the mixture thoroughly.

8. Remove the bowl from the heat.

9. Cover with a clean dish towel and allow to cool very slowly.

10. Stir occasionally to prevent any wax crystals from forming.

11. Once the mixture is cool and smooth, transfer it to an airtight glass container.

12. Store the cream in the refrigerator. Be sure to label and date the container.

13. This cream will keep for up to 60 days.

Submitted by Emily J. | June 22nd, 2024 See all of Emily J.'s Recipes.

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