Weekly Rose Buds Homemade Rose Cream November 14, 2012 by Shiva Rose It is said that one of Cleopatra's beauty secrets was using skin creams made of roses. Rose is a natural astringent and the oil has wonderful properties for keeping skin young. The scent also is said to open the heart. Here is a relatively easy recipe for a natural rose cream. 8 drops of Rose Oil 2 oz almond or coconut oil 1/2 oz beeswax Vitamin E 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 you find that the cream is too thick, simply reheat it and add more almond oil. Then add vitamin E to the cream.