How to make eye gel from glycerine

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How to make eye gel from glycerine
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Glycerine is sweet tasting syrup that is made from fats and oil through a reduction process. It is often used as a binding agent in soaps, gels and other items because it doesn’t impart bitter or tart smells and flavours. If you have puffy or sore eye areas then you can make a simple eye gel using glycerine, which will help soothe and calm sensitive spots. Apply the gel whenever you experience discomfort or irritation around your eyes.

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Things you need

  • Carbomer pre-gel
  • Container
  • Distilled water
  • Glycerine
  • Spoon
  • Carrot seed oil
  • Sea buckthorn oil
  • Propylene glycol
  • Phenonip
  • Silk protein
  • Wheat protein
  • Triethanolamine solution
  • PH test

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  1. 1

    Pour 170gr. of carbomer pre-gel into a container and add 1,182ml. of distilled water.

  2. 2

    Add 59.1ml. of glycerine into the container and mix all three ingredients very well. Use a spoon and ensure that the materials are indistinguishable from one and other.

  3. 3

    Pour in 14.8ml. of carrot seed oil and 14.8ml. sea buckthorn oil into the mixture.

  4. 4

    Add 56.7gr. of propylene glycol and 9.45gr. of Phenonip to the container and mix everything until the mixture is very well combined.

  5. 5

    Pour ½ oz. of silk protein and ½ oz. of wheat protein to the mixture and stir these ingredients in.

  6. 6

    Balance the gel by adding in one drop of triethanolamine solution at a time and stirring the gel. You need to get a pH test reading of 7, so add one drop at a time until you get it.

  7. 7

    Spread the gel under your eyes, being careful not to get any into the eye itself. Wash the gel off when you are finished treating the under eye area.

Tips and warnings

  • Make extra gel and keep it in the fridge so you always have some ready for use.
  • Do not surpass the suggested pH level or the gel will become loose and runny.

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