cleopatras facedream

Cleopatra's Royal Rose Face Cream

2 oz of almond oil
1/2 oz of beeswax
4 to 8 drops rose oil
Vitamin E capsule (optional)

Slowly heat the almond oil, beeswax and rose oil. Beeswax is the thickener, so the more you add, the thicker the cream. It's best to start with just a little. If, after the mixture has cooled, you decide you'd like it to be thicker, simply reheat it and add more beeswax.

If you find that the cream is too thick, simply reheat it and add more almond oil. Moreover, if you'd like to add vitamin E to the cream, cut open a vitamin E capsule and add the gel inside to the cream.

Cleopatra's Mud and Yogurt Facial Pack

3 tabs of fuller’s earth
3 tabs of plain yogurt

Mix ingredients to make a paste and then pat onto your face with gentle, upward strokes. Let the face pack dry on your skin for 15 to 20 minutes. Then, rinse off with warm water.

Acne Facial Scrub

2-1/4 tsp of yogurt
1-1/2 tsp of fine salt
1 tsp of brewer’s yeast

Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl. Gently massage into your skin (the salt is the exfoliant.) Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Scented Salt Body Scrub

3 cups of fine sea salt
3/4 cup of olive oil
3/4 cup of sweet almond oil
Essential oils (as desired)

Mix salt, olive oil, and almond oil in a glass bowl. Add an essential oil, such as peppermint, for scent. Store in a tightly sealed glass jar. Massage a tablespoon or two of the scrub onto your skin, massaging in small circles. Leave to sit on your skin for at least five minutes. Then, rinse.

Cleopatra's Mint Souffle Mask (for tired skin)

1 tab of ground or powdered spearmint
1 tab of good cold-pressed oil
1 tab of honey

Whirl in the blender until fluffy. Apply to clean skin.

Cleopatra's Antiseptic Honey Mask

1 egg yolk
2 tabs of honey
10 drops of almond oil

Whip until creamy. Store any extra in the refrigerator – and a wide-mouth jar for future use.

Cucumber Facial Mask (for oily skin)

1/2 cucumber
1 egg white
1 tab of lemon juice
1 tsp of mint

Puree everything and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on 15 minutes. Rinse with hot then cool water.

Cure-All Moisturizer

Straight olive oil is a very good moisturizer and serves multiple purposes. However, if you can’t stand the smell, add a few drops of essential oil. To soften your cuticles, dip a cotton ball in some olive oil, and then dab on tops of your fingernails and rub in. Moreover, for a great split ends treatment, shampoo your hair, and use olive oil in place of conditioner on ends only. Then, rinse thoroughly with warm water.