Hand Cream Recipe: Galen’s Cold Cream
Galen’s cold cream was apparently developed by the physician Galen in the 2th century AD. The original recipe calls for olive oil, although today it is often made with almond oil. The basic recipe also contains Rose essential oil, one of the most expensive essential oils (and one that is great for the skin) however you can use other essential oils instead: try Lavender, Geranium or Palmarosa (or a combination of the three), all are hydrating, moisturizing and good for the skin. Once you get used to making the cream you could also try orange flower water instead of rosewater.
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