I’m on a roll with the apothecary this week…
When I was young, I thought cold cream was something old ladies used before face soap was invented. Then I started doing theatre and I realized that those old ladies are all GENIUSES. Cold cream is a great cleanser that doesn’t dry your face out like soap, which is a godsend when your putting the skin-raping goop that is theatre make-up on your face every day for weeks. Though I’m not doing much theatre these days, when I saw a recipe for a gentle skin-cleanser in Make Your Place, I thought I’d try it out for a good winter cleanser that won’t dry my face up.
Creamy Lavender Cleanser
- 3 oz jojoba oil
- 3 oz vegetable glycerine
- 3 oz cornstarch
- 5 drops lavender oil
Combine all three in a bowl and stir vigorously until smooth and creamy. I transferred mine to an old spice jar I’d run through the dishwasher. To use, rub some into your skin, wipe off with a washcloth and rinse well. It’s easy to rinse off and won’t leave a layer of slime on your skin. Awesome!
For more recipes like this one, check out the Apothecary page.