Edwardian Milk Of Cucumber Moisturizer Recipe

DIY cucumber moisturizer recipe

Today I tried the ‘1910s Milk of Cucumber‘. It’s an Edwardian facial moisturizer and hand cream recipe made 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

You can add the cucumber pomace to a recipe, such as a pasta sauce or pasta casserole, or give it to your dog as treat. My dog loves fresh cucumber and watermelon – and she also seems to love boiled cucumber pomace! 😉

diy fresh light green cucumber juice
Cucumber juice

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

Homemade fresh cucumber juice moisturizer
Edwardian Milk of Cucumber Moisturizer

The consistency of the milk of cucumber is harder than I thought – the consistency is more like cold cream.

-> Homemade Cucumber Lotion

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 into the skin and seems to be nourishing.

Homemade Edwardian cucumber lotion recipe

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