Monday, January 7, 2013

Did the holidays leave your eyes feeling tired and puffy?



Did the holidays leave your eyes feeling tired and puffy? Well, you’re not alone, and we can help with our DIY homemade recipes.


Making eye creams for the delicate skin around the eye area at home is easy with minimal effort involved and all for a very low cost. So check out our great homemade recipes to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes.


Here is a great way to help reduce the appearance of tired puffy eyes:

1 slice of cucumber for each eye for twenty minutes.

We know this sounds simple, but it really does help.


With this recipe for homemade eye cream, you get to avoid all the nasty chemicals and the exorbitant price tags.


What you'll need:


  • 3 tsp jojoba oil
  • 3 tsp apricot-kernel oil
  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 5 tsp rose water
  • 1/4 tsp borax
  • 5 drops carrot-seed essential oil


What to do:


  • Put the jojoba oil, apricot-kernel oil and beeswax into a small saucepan and heat the mixture over very low heat just until the beeswax has melted.
  • Remove from heat blend up all the ingredients with a whisk.
  • In another small saucepan, warm the rose water over very low heat and add the borax; stir until the borax is dissolved, and remove from heat.
  • Place the saucepan with the oils and wax into an ice bath. With a small whisk, rapidly stir wax and oils while drizzling in the rose water and borax mixture. The cream should set quickly.
  • When the eye-wrinkle cream is cool, mix in the carrot-seed essential oil.
  • Put the finished eye cream into a clean 2-oz. cream or cosmetic jar.


Your eye cream will keep for about a month at a cool room temperature, or 2 months if you refrigerate.


 Eye Cream for Dark Circles:


Mix 1/2 tsp of turmeric with 1 tsp of lemon. Both ingredients are excellent to brighten the skin. Apply the paste under your eyes and keep it on for 15 minutes. Then wash it away but be careful when you pat it dry, it may stain your towel due to turmeric.

Eye Cream for Wrinkles:

Simply dab on some almond oil or some oil from Vitamin E tablets. DO NOT rub it under your eyes. This helps to rejuvenate the skin and get rid of ageing wrinkles. Just apply before you go to sleep and wash it off in the morning.

This recipe is a little bit more complicated to make, but we believe it is worth the extra time.

Pamper yourself with a homemade wrinkle eye cream that works just as well as pricey spa creations without all of the toxic ingredients. To use, apply this cream in light, circular motions under and around your eyes each day.

2 Tbsp. elderflower water
¼ cup avocado oil
2 Tbsp. almond oil
4 tsp. wheat germ oil
2 Tbsp. lanolin
2 Tbsp. glycerin
2 drops geranium essential oil
1 vitamin E capsule (400 IU)

Warm the elderflower water in a saucepan over low heat. In a double boiler, or you can use a pan with water on the bottom and a Pyrex measuring cup, warm the avocado, almond and wheat germ oils. Stir in the lanolin until melted. Remove from heat. Gradually beat in the warmed elderflower water. Stir in glycerin and geranium essential oil. Pierce the vitamin E capsule and squeeze contents into mixture. Stir. Pour into a 6 oz. wide mouth jar with a tight fitting lid. Store in a cool dark place.



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