Eye creams and eye balms aren’t a vital part of your skin care regiment, but it’s beautiful addition if you can afford it. Unfortunately a lot of the really good eye creams out there are very expensive. So I was determined to use some of the ingredients that I love most in an eye cream, and whip up a DIY Soothing Eye Balm.
The skin under our eyes can be more more sensitive than the skin on the rest of our face. It’s also thinner. The undereye area is also prone to puffiness. And if you suffer from allergies, you’ll know how awful your eyes feel after you’ve been rubbing them. Dry Summer sun, and indoor winter heating can cause extra dryness around the eyes area. So I was determined to create an eye balm that would soothe and hydrate. My DIY Soothing Eye Balm does both.
The key ingredients are:
Calendula, which is healing, soothing and anti-inflammatory.
Rose Hip Seed Oil, which is deeply hydrating and will help to minimize fine wrinkles.
Keep in mind that the ingredients for your DIY Soothing Eye Balm can be used for many of my other DIY skin Care recipes. So even though you are making a few small pots of balm, you’ll end up getting tons of different products out of these base ingredients.
Note: The geranium essential oil I’ve linked to below is organic. I recommend investing in a good quality organic essential oil such as geranium because it’s an uplifting oil to have to hand. I use it in my diffuser almost everyday.
Place the coconut oil, wax, rosehip and calendula oils in a bain-marie (or heat-proof jug over a pan of boiling water).
Turn the heat down to medium, and allow the wax to melt completely.
Add essential oil (if using).
Pour into pots and allow at least two hours for it to set up. You can speed up this process by putting the pots on baking sheet in the fridge.
It might be useful to watch my video tutorial to see how I whipped up my Soothing Eye Balm in my kitchen. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you don’t miss any upcoming DIY’s and Healthy Recipes.