Try this oh-so-easy homemade and natural eye serum, made only with natural vegetable oils. It’s rather simple and is much cheaper to make than you might think. Besides, its nourishing oils will give you a treatment that most eye seruns can’t really provide: essential nutrients to your skin. Curious? Give it a try.
Dark Circles, Wrinkles and Puffiness
This sums up why we use products for the delicate skin around our eyes. We wish to avoid all those. But there’s nothing like good sleep, drinking a lot of water, and a healthy diet to avoid those, especially food rich in vitamin K.
In addition to this eye serum recipe, you can also try some natural tips:
– Use cold green tea bags: a rich anti-oxidant beverage filled with caffeine, also with anti-inflammatory properties. May reduce puffy eyes, by firming and tightening skin.
– Use cold pads soaked in coffee: another anti-oxidant beverage with caffeine has the same effect as green tea. Firms and brightens the skin under your eyes.
– Use aloe vera gel: f you happen to have an aloe vera plant at home, you might try applying some of the juicy leaves’ contents to dry skin (including the delicate parts underneath your eyes). Its gel is filled with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fatty acids, and has anti-inflammatory properties that could help with puffiness.
– Apply cold pads or ice cubes: the low temperature itself reduces inflammation, constricts blood vessels and tightens skin, helping reducing puffiness
You can find more tips in this article from Healthline. You will find out that this eye serum recipe contains all the rest.
The Eye Serum
I’ve decided to skip any water content and make it a 100% oil product, to avoid the growth of bacterias, microbes or fungus. I could use a preservative, it’s true, but the skin around our eyes is really delicate and sensitive, I was afraid to use it in an eye treatment-specific product.
So there you have it.
It is actually quite simple: this eye serum is made with only 3 oils. But these are oils that are very nourishing, anti-inflammatory, conditioning and packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants:
– Pomegranate Seed Oil: Rich in several polyphenols, it is also a good source of vitamin K. Vitamin K along with vitamin A (retinol) works as a great dark circle fighter. This oil is also used for anti-aging action helping to reduce cellular damage in your body, free radicals damage, decreasing inflammation, the incidence of age spots and wrinkles, and providing some natural protection from UV damage. Its high vitamin C content also helps to fight bacteria and fungus (helping with acne), due to its antimicrobial properties and reduces cellular damage as well.
– Vitamin E oil: vitamin E oil (tocopherol) has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore, also helps fighting free radicals and reduces UV damage. Combined with the other oils’ Vitamin C content, it boosts the anti-oxidant properties of both vitamins C and E. I have used this oil alone in my under-eye skin, and I can testify that it does reduce swelling and dark circles. They don’t disappear completely, but they are diminished.
– Hempseed oil: it is a great source of fatty acids namely, omega 3 and omega 6, low on oleic acid, and contains vitamins A, C, D and E, making it a light oil, highly conditioning and rich in anti-oxidants.
Vitamin E oil also works as the oil anti-oxidant to help prevent rancidity to this serum. It won’t make your serum last for years, but it will help last longer.
Needless to say, use only fresh and good quality oils. The shelf life of this serum will be around the nearest best-by date for all oils.
How To Use
Apply your roll-on in your finger, and tap lightly the serum under and around your eyes. You can also use this serum in deep wrinkles, for example, around your lips, or any zone of your face that needs deep hydration. I have very dry skin on my jaw zone and I often use this serum there.
Find Where to Buy Natural Eye Serum
If you’re not yet ready to try to make this recipe at home, but you still wish to enjoy natural cosmetics, you can find natural eye serums in the following links. If you check out the ingredients list, you will notice that they are made of the same or similar oils used in this recipe:
- Antiaging Eye Serum (WeSolveSkin)
- 100% Pure Eye Serum (100% Pure)
- Facen Earth Skincare Eye Serum for Dark Circles (Etsy)
Looking for more natural cosmetics? Check out my review about 6 Great Organic Make-up Gift Sets.
- More about Vegetable Oils: Natural Oils For Skin
- More about Essential Oils: Essential Oil Chart
- More Cosmetic Recipes: Recipes – Lotions, Creams and Body Butters
Homemade Eye Serum for Dark Circles
- Disinfect all your equipment before starting. You can use a solution of 1 liter of water with 1/2 cup of bleach. Make sure everything is dry and clean before usage.
- Measure each oil with the plastic pipette into the glass tube.
- Add 5 drops of essential oil
- Assemble the roll-on ball. Close the tube and shake it well to mix the oils.
- Make sure that your roll-on tube is either made with a dark glass or cover it with a paper label. The oils should be protected from light exposure.
- Your eye serum is ready to use!! Use it under and around your eyes (tap your skin gently with your finger) or with deeper/expression wrinkles. None of these oils is problematic or allergenic, but, just in case, make a skin test before using it in the sensitive skin of your eyes.