DIY Cosmetics

kitchen cosmetics coverCosmetics From the Kitchen

Why head out to a drugstore when you can just grab some stuff from the kitchen? I was browsing this and I couldn’t remember the last time I heard the term cold cream. It was probably the 1970s.

I did cringe at the reference to suntan oil. Back in the 1970s, no one even thought about skin cancer. An updated version of this kind of book would probably be a great choice for any modern public library collection. This one, however, needs to be weeded.


back cover

inside flap

cosmetic safety


  1. Based on the title, I expected honey, oatmeal, and olive oil. Instead, glycerin, urea, and sodium laurel sulfate are all ingredients “from the kitchen”? The 70s were even wilder than I’ve been led to believe!

  2. When I was a kid in the 70’s and early 80’s I’d get sunburned at the beach, and then my mom would put Noxzema on it, which I guess is like cold cream, until it healed and I got really brown and was “immune” to the sun for the rest of the summer. Now my skin is lily-white all summer long. But hey, I’m no tanorexic. Anything is better than getting skin cancer or premature wrinkles.

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