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Lemon-Cleansing Cream

 

Ingredients (to make 100g):

  • 1 tablespoon beeswax beads
  • 3 tablespoon castor oil
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 0.5 gram borax powder
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil
  • 2 grams grapefruit seed extract (for longer shelf life)

Method:

  • Combine the beeswax beads and castor oil into a saucepan.
  • Slowly melt the mixture over low heat.
  • With a mixing tool, beat the mixture into a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Using a pot, slowly warm up the witch hazel and lemon juice.
  • Now add the borax powder to the creamy mixture.
  • Stir until dissolved and then combine in with the warmed up witch hazel and lemon juice. Stir again and leave to cool.
  • Once this creamy mixture has cooled, stir in the lemon essential oil.
  • For a longer shelf life, add in the grapefruit seed extract and mix well.
  • Transfer to jars.