Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Newest Celebrity Craze: Egyptian Magic®

You may have caught the buzz about a skin cream called Egyptian Magic. The ingredients, according to the label, are olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee propolis, and divine love. (Who knew you could bottle that? That’s one secret I need to look into!)

I like Egyptian Magic, but I make a homemade version that is less expensive, gives great results and smells wonderful. Science happens to be on its side, too. Using the same recipe I divulge, medical studies have examined the cream’s effectiveness for skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, and even diaper rash. (There’s more about these studies in my book.)

It’s easy to make my homemade version for about 75 % below the retail price of Egyptian Magic. Look for the free recipe on my downloads page, “Honey, Olive Oil & Beeswax Skin Cream.”

The real magic in the recipe is:

  • Honey: loaded with enzymes, minerals and amino acids, honey has been studied for use in wound healing and is a favorite among celebrities for its ability to plump up fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Olive oil: packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants, olive oil makes a fabulous moisturizer that won’t clog pores. Studies continue to be done that highlight how good olive oil is for us, inside and out.
  • Beeswax: a natural barrier that helps keep the nourishing ingredients close to the skin.

The ingredients are made from living sources, not “dead” chemicals cranked out in some factory. Try it on your dry skin, heels, and as a rich under eye night cream.

It’s always fun to see science catching up to what the ancients knew. And now you’re in on the secret, too!

7 Comments

Allison — Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Another great tip!!

One question I have & I’m hoping you can help….

My skin is very oily. I’ve been using the oatmeal/dry milk mixture along with the honey tonic. But by mid afternoon, you can lube an oil filter with the grease.

Any natural suggestions?

gena — Wednesday, October 17, 2007

How do I get this beeswax out of my pan,
spoon, and measuring spoon? It sticks just like
“wax” like from a candle when it cools off. It looks
like my pan is ruined. Even hot water does nothing. Thanks for any help.
(I hope this remedy will help my son with eczema.)

Kim — Wednesday, October 17, 2007

When the mixture cools off it solidifies to beewax on the top and honey & olive oil on the bottom. My son too has eczema and I have really dry skin, this sounds wonderful, just not sure how to apply.

admin — Thursday, October 18, 2007

To remove wax after creating the skin lotion, simply reheat pan on low and wipe clean with a paper towel. (If your measuring spoon is plastic, try wiping it clean with a hot towel.)

admin — Thursday, October 18, 2007

If beeswax solidifies, you can re-heat on low and stir well. The trick is to stir frequently as it cools, and not get the wax too hot.

Gena — Saturday, October 20, 2007

It really has helped my son with eczema. I would encourage you to give it a try. Does your son have asthma, too?

Stacey — Saturday, October 27, 2007

Does it have to be plain olive oil or can you use extra virgin?

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