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Making an Herbal Face Cream?

Posted by silybum Sunset 16/z8b (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 15, 05 at 20:40

I made my first herbal face cream, but it separated (the water and the oil). I blended it according to directions in Rosemary Gladstar's Family Herbal, putting the cooled herbal oils into the blender first, then adding the waters into the center vortex of the whilrling oil mixture. Anyone have any experience or tips on preventing the separation?


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

Silybum, try it the other way around. Put your waters in first and when everything is whirring nicely, add the oils in a slow, steady stream through the top of the blender. That's how it is done with making homemade mayonnaise and mustards and is the only way I got it to work with Rosemary's face cream too. Good luck!


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You can do that... or what I like to do, is go to the Soapmakers Supply websites and buy some e-wax... the ewax helps make the water mix with oil...


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

herbalbetty - thank you, thank you, thank you. I had success making cream by reversing the directions. I was ready to give up after the first batch, but now I am sooooooo excited. So glad I checked here first. Thanks again.


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

Silybum. Great news! It took me awhile playing with the recipe to figure it out and I was tickled when it worked well too. Congratulations!


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You could also put the oils first, then add the water slowly, drop by drop, using a pipette to do this. Make sure the water is warm.


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

  • Posted by Andy_SA South Australia (My Page) on
    Fri, Oct 28, 05 at 4:20

Can anyone supply a recipe for the above?
Thanks.


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

I would also like that herbal face cream recipe please.
Thanks


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

another method is to use an emulsifant, a natural and easyly accesable one is alcohol, mix it with the oil then add water

either way, good luck, and enjoy

hows about adding lavender to one if your recipie(s) dont contain it, then it'll be part face cream part perfume. everyone loves lavender


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Dear Herbalbetty and Silybum, I got all excited to read about this recipe, would you share it ?

Thank you in Advance,


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

Hello out there.I need some help.I would like the recipe for an herbal face cream,pleaseeee help.thanks


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RE: Making an Herbal Face Cream?

Try here for the recipe. It does say to add the oil to the water instead of the other way 'round.

http://www.regaininghealthnaturally.com/Herbs_as_Medicine/Herbal_Facial_Recipes.shtml


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