Anti-Aging Eye Cream
My anti-aging eye cream is silky, rich and effective. It’s been fortified with some of my absolute favorite wrinkle fighters but in an all natural way. Oh, and it only takes less than 10 minutes to make.
I turned 32 in September. As I posted on instagram, I want this years focus to be on self love and self care -both of which I’m just terrible at. I’ve always been complimented on my skin and the older I get, the more drawn I am to the homemade DIY route when it comes to pampering it. Treating yourself has always meant quality versus quantity to me. With my simple recipe, you can easily duplicate a higher end eye cream without all the colors, preservatives, fillers, etc. I’ve eschewed makeup since we moved to our little rock as it’s neither functional or important to me. Solid skin care is what it’s all about. My minimalist routine revolves around simple, homemade products and lots of vitamin D and SEA! This eye cream is pure whipped silk blended with essential oils that have consistently worked for me time and time again in so many different ways.
The magical quality about these essential oils is that they preserve and protect the skin while also providing an aromatherapy experience. You guys know how nuts I am about diffusing. I truly attribute it to helping me literally diffuse a lot of my anxiety. Just a little bit goes a long way and each addition brings something important to the table. Ylang ylang helps to regenerate cells while frankincense protects and promotes cell turnover. Frankincense is probably one of my all time favorite essential oils. It not only improves tone and elasticity, it’s one of my favorites to diffuse or use in my deliciously moisture-rich facial lotion. Lavender increases blood flow and helps supports the production of antioxidants like glutathione, catalase and superoxide disputes which help fight free radical damage. Finally, geranium improves circulation and is an effective anti inflammatory. Together, they’re a powerhouse combination.
If you’re looking for alternative essential oils, I recommend myrrh, helichrysum, rose, neroli, clary sage and sandalwood. For alternative carrier oils, I recommend sweet almond, jojoba, apricot kernel, rosehip, evening primrose and vitamin e. The fun part is that you can get creative or personalize this for your own needs. For example, jojoba is best for those with oily skin. I enjoy my multi-purpose argan oil for this as I use its “liquid gold” for everything from hair to skin.
What results is a fluffy gel-like consistency that glides on like butter. It’s a pleasure to use, delivering meaningful, lasting results without being too heavy. Plus, a tiny bit goes a long way in both application and production meaning that it’s actually quite inexpensive in the long run. You just new a couple drops each of the essential oils and after it’s all said and done, my recipe yields about 2 tablespoons of eye cream, which as you know lasts awhile. I use mine pretty liberally and my last batch has lasted me well into 3 months. Not too shabby for a quick and easy DIY!
- ½ ts raw beeswax
- 1½ tb argan oil
- 2 drops each of:
- Ylang ylang extra
- Melt the beeswax. Turn off the heat.
- Whisk in the argan oil.
- When it begins to cool and set, stir in all of the essential oils.
- Transfer to your container and use for up to 3- 4 months.