1. Heat the grapeseed and coconut oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and beeswax in a double boiler until just melted.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. (The oils are easier to work with if you do not let them solidify.)
  3. Place water and aloe vera gel in the blender
  4. Add optional ingredients to the blender.

I teaspoon black currant seed oil or evening primrose seed oil (optional) I tablespoon herbal tinctures from herbs listed in "Steam Your Cares Away" on page 246 (optional) (Note: See 'Tight Allergies with Herbs" on page 262 for information on how to make an herbal tincture) 1 teaspoon essential oil of lavender, sandalwood, geranium, chamomile, ylang ylang, or helichrysum (optional) Wide-mouth jar

  1. Turn on the blender to the highest speed and add in the oil mixture in a slow, thin drizzle. ("It's just like making mayonnaise, ' notes Rosemary.)
  2. When the blender starts to cough and choke, turn it off. "Do not overheat," cautions Rosemary. "Don't give up if it doesn't turn out perfectly the first time," she adds.

"The key is finding the right temperature for the ingredients to blend well."

  1. Put a week's supply of face cream in a small clean container for use in the bathroom. Store the remainder in the refrigerator until needed.
  2. Apply face cream to the face and neck with clean hands, and smooth the cream into your skm until it's absorbed.

Yield: About 2 cups of herbal face cream

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