Making a mess in the kitchen again! I made up my favorite cold cream. Its luxurious and moisturizing for removing my make up. I use straight olive oil for removing my mascara and this for the rest of my face. A year or so ago I went from oily skin to medium/dry skin and this concoction does the trick. It glides off my make up and dirt from the day while super-moisturizing my skin. The aloe soothes and helps cut the oils and the mint helps to tone my skin. I follow this with witch hazel to tone my skin afterwards. These are my ingredients:
1/8c (or a bit more) vegetable shortening
1/4c aloe vera gel
1 tsp olive oil
2-3 drops peppermint essential oil
I warm the shortening until it melts then remove it from the heat. Let it cool for a couple minutes then fold in the aloe vera gel. Add the olive oil and keep stirring slowly for a minute. Finally, I add the peppermint essential oil then jar it. My label isn’t cute but, it’s just for me.