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Something about turning 35 a few weeks ago has me all kinds of aware of the state of my skin, fine lines and faint wrinkles. You know… signs of aging and such. I’ve become HYPER aware… and I’m not entirely sure thats a good thing. I’m taking matters into my own hands with a much more stringent skin care routine AND some new DIY beauty recipes. I’m starting with this Essential Oils Firming Eye Cream!
Why DIY beauty products for yourself? You’ll know exactly whats in them, you can adjust the recipes to your needs and preferences, and its quite often more affordable/budget friendly to create your own!
Essential Oils Firming Eye Cream Ingredients
- 1/4 cup body or shea butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/8 cup beeswax or soy wax
- 1 teaspoon raspberry oil
- 1 teaspoon Neroli oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 5-10 drops bergamot essential oil
- 5-10 drops rose essential oil
- 5-10 drops geranium essential oil
- 5-10 drops lavender essential oil
- Small cosmetic containers
Essential Oils Firming Eye Cream Instructions
Steps 1-3: Add body butter, coconut oil and beeswax to a microwave safe bowl. Melt in 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Step 4: Add Vitamin E Oi
Step 5: Add neroli oil
Step 6: Add raspberry oil
Steps 7-10: Add essential oils
Step 11: Whisk ingredients together.
Step 12: Using a dropper, add mixture to container. Allow to harden overnight. Use under and around eyes twice a day.
Why these essential oils?
Bergamont – smells amazing and can help improve circulation.
Rose – anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing, promotes circulation and aids in evening skin tone
Geranium – anti-inflammatory and skin soothing properties, promotes skin cell renewal, and proper blood circulation. Geranium is also a natural astringent, this helps firm the skin.
Lavender – tones and firms skin as it boosts circulation. It also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation.
I’ve just started using this Essential Oils Firming Eye Cream regularly and I’m definitely noticing a little bit of a difference! The skin tone is slightly more even and there’s definitely more hydration in the skin around my eyes!
Are you a fan of creating DIY beauty products like this Essential Oils Firming Eye Cream?
Janet Trieschman says
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Jann Olson says
What woman couldn’t use this? Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
I love the do it yourself kind of thing. Sounds easy to do and I sure can use it . thanks much for the recipe.
Rena Walter says
Great! Just what I need!
im going to tag the recipe i have gift after the holdiay
kerry paul says
I’m at an age where I need to start taking this seriously. I want to try making it but it seems like so many ingredients to buy!
Danalee Myree Davis says
I should try this. I turned in 35 in September, and I could use an eye routine too.
Sarah L says
Excellent use of Essential oils. I like making my own products.