Edwardian Milk Of Cucumber Moisturizer Recipe

DIY cucumber moisturizer recipe

Today I tried the ‘1910s Milk of Cucumber’. It’s an Edwardian recipe for a facial moisturizer or hand cream with fresh cucumber juice.


  • ca. 1/2 cucumber
  • 15g/ 0.5 oz beeswax
  • 15g/ 0.5 oz jojoba oil
  • 60g/ 2 oz almond oil

grate cucumber for cucumber juice

Grate the cucumber with peel. Add 1 tsp water and simmer until the cucumber is pulpy (ca. 5 min.).

strain diy homemade fresh cucumber juice

Strain the cucumber through a sieve or muslin.

cucumber dog treat
Cucumber dog treat

The cucumber pomace I gave my dog as dog treat. She loves fresh cucumber, melon etc. – and she also seems to love boiled cucumber pomace! 😉

diy fresh light green cucumber juice
Light green cucumber juice

Melt wax and oil over low heat, stir in the cucumber juice. Stir until cold.

Homemade fresh cucumber juice moisturizer
Finished Edwardian milk of cucumber moisturizer

Edwardian Milk Of Cucumber Moisturizer Recipe

The consistency of the milk of cucumber is harder than I thought – the consistency is like that of Edwardian cold creams I tried. The recipe is fast and easy to make, and because the cucumber juice is boiled I think the cream will keep for some time. The cream is easy to distribute, quickly absorbed and seems to be nourishing for the skin.

Homemade Edwardian cucumber lotion recipe

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