Radiant Eyes: D.I.Y. Natural Eye Cream Recipe
In my early twenties, owning eye cream never really crossed my mind but when you're inching towards thirty, healthy and effective skin care becomes a top priority.
We all want that youthful glow, and owning a natural eye cream will truly nourish and rejuvenate your entire face! The most important factor to consider when choosing an eye cream is the ingredients used in the eye cream. Store-bought eye creams contain unnecessary ingredients like fragrances and phthalates, just to name a few, and can cost upwards of $50 or more for a measly 1 OZ jar.
The beauty industry doesn't want you to know that you can make eye cream for a fraction of the cost. However, if you don't have the time for making skincare products or D.I.Y. projects isn't your thing, there are many small brands that craft eye creams that are as effective as store-bought options, and are 100% natural.
Here's what you'll need to craft your very own 100% natural eye cream:
- (2 T) Shea Butter is deeply hydrating and is rich in Vitamin A making it fantastic for eye cream.
- (1 T) Coconut Oil strengthens skin tissue and naturally keeps wrinkles at bay by protecting skin cells.
- (1 tsp) Beeswax is high in Vitamin A and acts as an emollient and humectant by drawing moisture into the skin and sealing it.
- (1.5 tsp) Rosehip Seed Oil brightens, regenerates and firms aging skin by reducing scars and preventing the advancement of wrinkles.
- (4 drops) Neroli Essential Oil naturally tones and regenerates sagging skin, and removes fine lines.
- (5 drops) Vitamin E Oil is a natural preservative that hydrates while repairing and improving the appearance of damaged skin.
- 2 OZ glass or tin jar
- Boil water and place a double boiler, pot or measuring cup into the boiling water.
- Reduce the heat and place the Shea butter and beeswax in the double boiler, pot or measuring cup. Lightly whisk until both are almost completely melted.
- Whisk the coconut oil and Vitamin E oil into the mixture.
- Allow the mixture to cool down and then whisk the rosehip seed oil and neroli essential oil into the mix.
- Pour your eye cream into the 2 OZ tin or glass jar. Allow hardening before use.
- Apply a tiny amount under each eye on a clean face every morning and night.
- Keep your eye cream in your refrigerator for a cooling sensation when you apply.
- Never apply your eye cream directly in your eye.
- Your eye cream can also double as a soothing make-up remover.
Your eyes are seriously going to thank you for choosing a natural eye cream that truly nourishes your skin! And remember, If making homemade skin care products isn't up your alley- I got you! I've worked on my SunKiss Organics Radiant Eye Cream recipe for over a year and it won't disappoint.
Did you try making your own eye cream? If so, leave a comment below and let me know how it went and how much you love your radiant eyes.