I’ve tried another cold cream recipe. But this 1916 almond cold cream recipe didn’t work! 🙁
- 45 g almonds
- 1 g grated Castile soap, dissolved in some boiling water
- 1 g beeswax
- 1 g jojoba oil
- 60 ml alcohol
- bitter almond oil and bergamot oil for scent
While melting the soap with some boiling water …
… I’ve blended the almonds.
Then I’ve added 150 ml boiled water …
… and strained the almond milk through a washed cotton cloth.
It’s too bad that this lovely almond milk was wasted! 🙁
I’ve melted beeswax and jojoba oil in the soap solution.
Then I’ve gradually added the almond milk to the soap solution while constantly stirring. Now it didn’t look too bad, but very watery and nothing like cold cream! Then the recipe said to add still 60 ml alcohol mixed with the essential oils. As we were dubious about the cold cream recipe, we even didn’t add the essential oils, just the alcohol.
And after mixing the solution, this is what it looked like: a watery, gritty solution! All the work and ingredients for nothing. 🙁 The original recipe is called ‘cold cream’, but with this much water content and this little wax content, I’m wondering how they think this should become a hand cream. Even if the recipe is rather for a lotion than a cold cream, the water and oil content still didn’t emulsify. And with that much alcohol, the lotion would be very drying out for the skin. But now I know that I don’t have to make this recipe again. 😉