Homemade eye creams

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Homemade eye creams
Use eye cream regularly to prevent wrinkles. (eye image by Pali A from Fotolia.com)

Making your own eye cream at home means that you can avoid unnecessary chemicals and needless ingredients. Use natural ingredients to create homemade eye creams, serums and gels. Incorporate your favourite scents, such as lavender, cocoa butter or aloe vera. Your personalised beauty products will pamper, cleanse, nourish and protect your skin. With a few simple ingredients and a few minutes to spare, whip up an organic treatment that will make your skin radiant.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Jojoba oil
  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 5 drops rose essential oil
  • Glass bottle with dropper top
  • 3 tsp apricot-kernel oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 5 tsp rose water
  • ¼ tsp borax
  • 5 drops carrot-seed essential oil
  • 2 tbs. petroleum jelly
  • 2 tbs. cocoa butter
  • 2 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 tbs. aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp fresh cucumber juice
  • ¼ tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbs. witch hazel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Mix 29.6ml of jojoba oil, 5 drops of chamomile essential oil and 5 drops of rose essential oil.

  2. 2

    Pour the mixture into a 29.6ml glass bottle with dropper top.

  3. 3

    Smooth one drop of the mixture beneath your eye and under brow bone. Don't apply directly to your eyelids.

  1. 1

    Heat 3 tsp of jojoba oil, 3 tsp of apricot-kernel oil and 1 tsp of beeswax in a small saucepan over low heat. After heated, remove from stovetop and stir to blend.

  2. 2

    Warm 5 tsp of rose water over low heat, adding ¼ tsp of borax. Stir until the borax dissolves, then remove from heat, cooling to a lukewarm temperature.

  3. 3

    Mix both blends, rapidly stirring.

  4. 4

    Cool to room temperature, then add 5 drops of carrot-seed essential oil. Store in a glass jar.

  5. 5

    Apply cream underneath eyes every morning and evening before moisturising, letting it sit for 10 minutes. Wipe off cream with a soft cloth.

  1. 1

    Mix 2 tbs. of petroleum jelly, 2 tbs. of cocoa butter and 2 tbs. of coconut oil in a small bowl.

  2. 2

    Heat the mixture in a microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring between each interval.

  3. 3

    Cool in a glass container.

  4. 4

    Apply to eye area nightly.

  1. 1

    Mix 1 tbs. of aloe vera gel, 1 tsp of fresh cucumber juice and ¼ tsp of cornstarch.

  2. 2

    Heat until boiling in microwave, approximately one minute.

  3. 3

    Remove from microwave and mix in 1 tbs. of witch hazel. Stir well and let the mixture cool. Store in a clean jar and keep in a cool place.

  4. 4

    Apply mixture under your eyes.

Tips and warnings

  • Borax can act as a natural preservative.

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