DIY Eye Serum

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As part of my essential oil obsession, I have been trying out different beauty concoctions to cut out chemical laden beauty products. In addition, the cost of making these products is much less than purchasing them once you have a few essential oils in your home. After researching the effects of a few oils, I came up with a blend that I have been using as an eye serum, and I have to say, the skin around my eyes looks much more supple and moisturized, and the wrinkle lines are reducing. I took a before and current picture hoping that I could show the results, but the photos of the before didn’t turn out great and it’s hard to see the difference in the pictures.

Eye Serum Photo

Base Oil

I started using a base of jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant. What makes it so unique compared to other seed oils is that jojoba oil is structurally and chemically very similar to the human sebum produced by the sebaceous glands in our skin. Jojoba oil is non-toxic, non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. Meaning that it will not clog pores and will not cause any allergic reactions. It can safely be used around the eyes  and on the skin, and does not cause a greasy feeling when used on the skin like other oils do. It contains many different varieties of tocopherols which make up Vitamin E and many other natural minerals. (Vitamin E is well known for promoting healthy and clear skin.) Jojoba oil is an antioxidant and protects you from the damaging effects of free radicals, which is believed to contribute or cause various chronic diseases like cancer. (source) So, all this being said, jojoba oil is a fantastic choice to use in skin moisturizing products.

Essential OilsAnti wrinkle combination picture

 After researching the benefits of some essential oils, I decided to use frankincense, lemon, and lavender in my wrinkle smoothing eye serum. Not only are these oils great for smoothing age associated wrinkles, but they are good starter oils to have in any household due to the numerous properties they all have. (And, these oils aren’t as expensive as some of the other options.) These are three of my go to oils for many things. If you made, or plan to make, my DIY Body Lotion, these are the same oils used for that recipe. If you don’t know much about essential oils, visit my Essential Oils page for more information on getting started with essential oils.

Recipe

For the blend that I made I started with making an ounce. It doesn’t take much oil for an application to be effective, therefore this blend will last for quite some time. Just remember that homemade beauty products do not contain preservatives, so they have a much shorter shelf life than store bought products, and in general, should be used up within a few months.

  • 1 oz. pure jojoba oil
  • 8 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 8 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 8 drops Lemon essential oil

Combine the above four ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle or glass bottle that is not light permeable. I am all for reusing, so I had an empty solid white pump bottle that I had leftover from a former store bought product, that I had saved. The pump lends itself as a perfect applicator for this type of product, but a glass bottle with a dropper would work just as well. I use a VERY small amount of oil, one pump, and apply it around my eyes both morning and night. The skin around the eyes is very delicate so you don’t want to rub it. I apply the oil to the tips of my fingers and just pat it in around the eyes. (Note: Be careful to not get the blend in the eyes as it may cause irritation.) At first the skin will appear a little greasy, but the oil absorbs in very quickly and I haven’t had any problems applying makeup over it. I just wait a few minutes for the oil to mostly absorb. After applying makeup the area around my eyes looks moist, but not greasy. If you try this recipe, leave a comment and let me know your results!Closing

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, cure, or mitigate disease. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and inform your practitioner of any supplements you may be taking.

 

About lauraleclair

The author of www.peaceloveandreallife.com, Laura, is an essential oil lover, entrepreneur, and mom of three living with the auto immune disease Lichen Sclerosus. She writes about the ups and downs of every day life... real life!

15 comments on “DIY Eye Serum

  1. I love this! I am going to try it next. I do the frank and lavender, but not the lemon. I came back to see the other ingredient you use. I’m gonna try it tonight, if I can muster the energy. 🙂

      1. Many thanks for sharing your knowledge..! It sounds fantastic, I like the combination of ingredients you chose. My latest loves are Frankincense & Myrrh, do you think it might be safe using Myrrh near the eye area?
        Thank you again, lovely site 😉

        1. I am glad that you enjoyed the post and recipe for DIY Wrinkle Smoothing Eye Serum! From what I know of Myrrh essential oil, it should be safe to use around the eye area, avoiding getting it in the eye. It has been noted to be non-irritating and non-sensitizing. I believe that Myrrh would be a wonderful addition as it has some very beneficial and healing properties for the skin, one of those including wrinkles. I have not acquired Myrrh oil yet as it is one of the more expensive oils, which is also part of why I chose the combination that I did. These oils are great for beginners, and are some of the go to oils that I would recommend always having on hand. However, if you have Myrrh oil, I think it would be a great addition! And I don’t think it would take much, Myrrh is a fairly strong oil. If you try the combination adding Myrrh, let me know how you think it works!

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