Orange Flower Cold Cream
In doing research we have discovered many cold cream recipes incorporating orange flower water. After experimenting, we decided to go with the one that included the most orange flower water with a perfect balance of jojoba, beeswax, and sweet almond oil. The recipe is followed exactly from 1853 including rubbing in the orange water into melted hot oils with the back of a pestle. The end result is a smooth, rich, nourishing gem of a cream for your face. It has a light orange scent but not strong. I have to admit, I was tempted to add orange essential orange but decided to stay faithful to the recipe...
True orange blossom water isn't actually made from orange blossoms but from the seeds, peels, leaves and bark which is then distilled. In the late 1800's oranges were soaked for 24 hours then with salt, twice boiled down in twice their weight of water over a quick fire and distilled “submitting the orange rind to powerful pressure”. Unfortunatly, we don't have a still (yet) so unlike our rose water cold cream, the orange flower water is purchased. We will work on making that still for extracting... ;)
The only thing substituted in the recipe is the spermaceti (whale oil) replacement, all else followed to a tee. Prevents blemishes by removing excess oil and dead skin cells. No emulsifiers are used in this recipe. You may see orange flower water within the cream. No worries, it will incorporate with the warmth of your skin. For a cooling boost, keep in your fridge.
How to use: can be used as a makeup remover/moisturizer by putting a bit on a hot cloth and spreading over face, gently wipe off. Also great for parched, chapped winter hands. For extra winter skin help, slather on hands and sleep in gloves... your hands will thank you in the morning. 1.5 oz glass jar, 3.5 ounce jar final weight
No yucky stuff! We are sulfate, palm oil, propylene glycol and petroleum byproducts free. This product does not contain a preservative. Please use within 6 months of opening.
From our customers:
This cold cream is quite gentle, and it is incredibly nourishing for the skin!
This stuff is so awesome! At first I was worried because the jar is smaller than I expected, but that's because a little goes a LONG way!! It smells wonderfully of orange flowers, completely removed my makeup, and left my skin oh so soft! I will definitely be ordering more!
This is my favorite makeup remover! I have combination sensitive skin and can use this as a makeup remover/cleanser before bed and wake up with a fresh face. I love the orange flower scent.