How to make makeup remover and cold cream homemade? Why the cream is called “cold cream” and its benefits?! Here is your answer.
This cold cream is most suitable to use during colder weather and this is due to several benefits like:
- Moisturizes your skin
- It is made of all-natural ingredients
- Does no harm to your eyes
- It is gentle and soothing
- Perfectly removes all traces of make up
Homemade makeup remover
- 3 ounces sweet almond oil
- 3 ounces distilled water
- 1 teaspoon liquid vegetable glycerin
- 1 teaspoon lecithin granules (acts as emulsifier)
- 1 ounce of beeswax
- 10 drops essential oil (free choice)
- Optional! 10 to 15 drops preservative to extend shelf life (grapefruit seed or rosemary extract)
These ingredients may be replaced with other suitable remedies that we will mention bellow.
Organize your workspace
Working with oil and wax can be difficult and tricky sometimes because they can get extremely hot and it can cause skin burns if not handled properly. It is advisable not to have your kids nor pets around when working. Get some newspapers and cover the table or any surface you will be working on to prevent stains and damage. Being organized will help you not to make mistakes while you are preparing this.
- First heat the water up to its boiling point and mix in the lecithin until it is well melted and dispersed. Next add the liquid glycerin and then stir and set aside.
- Combine the beeswax and almond oil and heat until the beeswax is properly melted. Be extra careful because this can be very hot and it burns easily. While both the mixtures are still hot, start pouring the water mixture into the oil mixture. Do so very slowly and don’t panic if it bubbles or foams, this is very common and normal. Next stir until it cools off and thickens and then use a stick blender to completely emulsify.
- Touch the sides of the mixing bowl to see if it’s cooled enough and if so add in the essential oil. Blend again, until you get a light and fluffy texture. Sometimes the texture you get may appear jiggly like a pudding which I totally fine and acceptable.
- When it is fully blended go on to transferring the mixture into small jars. They should be regularly kept in the refrigerator for two months but adding a natural preservative will extend shelf life in and out of the freezer. It is advisable to pack in the smallest jars you have so that if some of them go bad there won’t be a big waste of Ingredients.
How to use the cold cream
Nothing complicated, just apply the cream on your face and neck and then whip it off. As you remove it, both the make up and dirt will come off with it and If some is left behind don’t worry it will soften and moisturize your skin.
Substitutes for the standard ingredients
Herbal teas along with their healing and soothing benefits are a good replacement for water. Prepare a strong tea and make sure to strain it well. Don’t be surprised some of the teas may change the color of your cream.
Jasmine water and rose flower water are also suitable to replace water in this recipe.
Any type of natural wax is suitable for this cream owing to the emulsion of oil and water. For instance, bayberry wax and soy wax are said to give good results.
No adjustments need to be made if the almond oil is replaced by another. Jojoba oil is suitable because it has a moisturizing effect, or you can use grapeseed oil which is filled with a great deal of antioxidants.
Troubles you may face while preparing this cream
This is due to this mixture being made of both oil and water. Luckily you can prevent mold from appearing by adding a natural preservative and keeping it stored in the fridge.
A strange smell
This is common among some oil combinations and it can be easily solved by adding a bit more essential oil and blending it for a little longer.
Separating while mixing
If the mixture starts getting chunky you should heat it up again and then continue to mix. This is usually due to lower temperatures.