Making an Herbal Face Cream?

silybum(Sunset 16/z8b)October 15, 2005

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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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!

    Bookmark   October 16, 2005 at 6:40AM
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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...

    Bookmark   October 16, 2005 at 1:16PM
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silybum(Sunset 16/z8b)

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.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2005 at 8:28PM
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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!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2005 at 9:08AM
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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.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2005 at 8:34AM
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andy_sa(South Australia)

Can anyone supply a recipe for the above?

    Bookmark   October 28, 2005 at 4:20AM
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I would also like that herbal face cream recipe please.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2005 at 7:04PM
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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

    Bookmark   October 28, 2005 at 8:31PM
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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,

    Bookmark   July 11, 2006 at 2:30PM
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Hello out there.I need some help.I would like the recipe for an herbal face cream,pleaseeee help.thanks

    Bookmark   February 6, 2007 at 12:29AM
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Try here for the recipe. It does say to add the oil to the water instead of the other way 'round.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2007 at 5:14PM
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