1910 Cold Cream Recipe

1910 Rose Cold Cream Recipe

I’ve tried out another cold cream recipe. This time I’ve chosen the 1910 cold cream published in ‘Health and Beauty Hints’ (in the middle of the page). The 1910 cold cream is very nourishing, better still than the 1850s cold cream which I’d tried last time. The recipe calls for spermaceti and almond oil. I’ve replaced the spermaceti with jojoba oil. And as I hadn’t any almond oil at the moment, I’ve replaced this with jojoba oil as well.


  • 7 g beeswax
  • 7 g jojoba oil
  • 28 g almond or jojoba oil
  • 28 g rosewater

Melt beeswax and oil over low heat; gradually add rosewater while constantly stirring.

Update: I’ve made the cold cream a second time, but this time just with almond oil, beeswax and rosewater, and without jojoba oil. The cold cream with jojoba oil is much more yellow, while with just almond oil it’s quite white (see the picture with the roses).

8 thoughts on “1910 Cold Cream Recipe

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable recipe! I love how even emulsifying agent is 100% natural in these old recipes. Exactly what I have been searching for! 🙂

  2. I made this last night. I love it. It feels a bit greasy at first, but absorbs nicely. It leaves your skin feeling really soft.

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