This is a cold cream recipe from Godey’s Lady’s Book 1867. I believe the March edition.
I’m guessing you could substitute beeswax for the white wax. Rose watermay be purchased online and instead of setting by the fire how about placing in a double boiler?
“This is a simple and cooling ointment exceedingly serviceable for rough or chapped hands, or for keeping the skin soft. It is very easily made. Take half an ounce of white wax and put it into a small basin, with two ounces of almond oil. Place the basin by the side of the fire till the wax is dissolved in the oil. When quite melted, add two ounces of rose-water. This must be done very slowly, little by little: and as you pour it in, beat the mixture smartly with a fork to make the water incorporate. When all is incorporated, the cold cream is complete, and you may pour it into jars for future use. This cold cream is better than that which is usually sold in shops, and which is too frequently made of inferior ingredients.”