How to Make Face Cream Using Rosehip Oil
Face creams provide moisture and nourishment for your skin. Rosehip oil in homemade face cream is a rich source of vitamins A and C, which are anti-oxidants according to "Family Herbal--A Guide to Living Life With Energy, Health and Vitality" by herbalist Rosemary Glasdatar. Herbalist Dina Falconi notes in her book, "Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair," that combining rosehip oil with blue chamomile essential oil boosts the nourishing qualities of face creams.
Making Herbal Infusion
Place all your herbs in a quart glass mason jar and pour boiling water over them until the water is at least an inch above the herbs. Once the infusion is made, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
Close the jar tightly and let the herbs steep for eight hours or overnight so they can fully infuse the water with their healing properties.
Strain the herbs using a colander and measure one cup of herbal infusion for your cream.
Place almond oil in a double boiler and warm it without boiling.
Add grated beeswax to the oil and heat on medium-low until it has melted.
Remove the almond oil and beeswax from the heat and transfer them to a large glass bowl to cool.
Add your rosehip oil and blue chamomile essential oil to the glass bowl when the almond oil and beeswax have reached body temperature.
Add borax to your cup of herbal infusion and warm it to body temperature, using a small pot.
Pour your herbal infusion and borax gradually into the glass bowl with your oil mixture. Blend with a hand mixer until the cream thickens, and you can form peaks.
Transfer your cream to glass jars and let it settle and cool before closing them. You should have at least six 4-oz. jars of rosehip oil cream. Store them in the refrigerator to maintain the cream's freshness.
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