A good eye cream can mean different things to different people. Some want to soothe the thin, easily irritated skin around the eyes, others want to reduce lines and signs of aging, and others want to appear more awake and alert.
Making your own eye cream allows you to tailor it to your specific needs and avoid harsh chemicals.
If you want to make a true cream and not an oilier salve, you will have to emulsify, which involves a blender. Of course, to blend ingredients, you need to make a fair amount of the product in question, so there’s enough for the blender to work. If you want to make this, you’ll probably have plenty left over. Some can be stored in the fridge, or consider making a gift batch for friends and family.
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
2 tablespoons filtered water
1 capsule of vitamin E oil
3 tablespoons beeswax
2 tablespoons rosehip seed oil
3 tablespoons almond oil
5-6 drops of lavender oil
Combine aloe vera gel, filtered water, and the contents of 1 capsule of vitamin E oil in a bowl. Warm to 90 degrees in a double-boiler or microwave and set aside.
In a double-boiler, heat beeswax, rosehip seed oil, and almond oil together until they are completely melted. Remove from heat and pour gently into your blender.
Blend on the lowest setting for 10 seconds, then add the aloe vera and water mixture slowly (like 10 drops at a time) while the blender is on low. It should take several minutes to combine the two mixtures, this is the emulsification process.
Keep blending until it’s a creamy consistency you are happy with, add a few drops of lavender oil, and stop blending. Use a spatula to store it in containers of your choice.