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Lemon Handcream

Equipment:
*Lemon squeezer
*double boiler (a pyrex bowl inside a pan of hot water on the stove)
*Spoon measures
*Grater
*Spoon
*Container (roughly 200g)

Ingredients:

* 4 tablespoons or lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
* 4 tablespoons of almond oil
* 1 level tablespoon of grated beeswax pressed firmly into the spoon
* 6 drops of lemon oil

Method:

*Squeeze lemon juice
*Place beeswax and almond oil in double boiler heat until melted stirring all the time
*keep stirring, add the lemon juice slowly (some of the wax may solidify) keep stirring till all the juice is in and it is all melted together
*stir until cool
*add lemon oil and stir
*bottle and label

I got this recipe from Manicure, Pedicure and advanced nail techniques by Elain Almond. Enjoy!
Michaela K <michaela AT gardensuburb.fsnet.co.uk>
Manchester, UK
Thank you, I like the way that sounds... I'm going to make some up next weekend...
I'm a little confused about "lemon oil" an essential oil? an infused oil?


# Citrus Medica Limonum Oil [International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) name, CTFA, 1999]
# Oil of Lemon (Budavari, 1996)
hi there,
thank for sharing the receipt.
my question is do you know where to buy almond oil or different oil you just indicate from ur post???
thanks
Mmmmmm....I love the smell of lemon cream buffers. So refreshing.