Rose Water Ointment
» Prepare Rose Water Ointment as follows:
Cetyl Esters Wax 125 g
White Wax 120 g
Almond Oil 560 g
Sodium Borate 5 g
Stronger Rose Water 25 mL
Purified Water 165 mL
Rose Oil 200 µL
To make about 1000 g
Reduce the cetyl esters wax and the white wax to small pieces, melt them on a steam bath, add the almond oil, and continue heating until the temperature of the mixture reaches 70. Dissolve the sodium borate in the purified water and the stronger rose water, warmed to 70, and gradually add the warm aqueous phase to the melted oil phase, stirring rapidly and continuously until it has cooled to about 45. Then incorporate the rose oil.
note—Rose Water Ointment is free from rancidity. If the Ointment has been chilled, warm it slightly before attempting to incorporate other ingredients (see Ointments and Suppositories in the section Added Substances under Ingredients and Processes in the General Notices).
Packaging and storage— Preserve in tight, light-resistant containers.
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