Pretty much since high school I have had permanent dark circles under my eyes. No amount of sleep or moisturizer can help them. The only thing that really helps is concealer. So I decided to try to make an eye cream recipe that was designed to help with dark circles.
Now I’m not saying this cream is a miracle worker. I do think it’s made a small difference on my dark under-eyes in the few weeks since I’ve been using it. The best part about this cream, however, is how refreshing it is to put on in the morning. I just love it. So even if it can’t completely fix my dark circles, it does help with puffiness and preventing wrinkles.
This recipe makes about 2 ounces. For eye cream, that really goes a long way. I can’t foresee running out of it in the near future. And it only costs $1.45 to make! If you’re used to buying eye cream, you know that is a steal!
Each of the ingredients were selected to make this cream great for dark circles, moisturizing, and preventing wrinkles:
- Almond oil: Deep moisturizer, soothes irritation, reduces dark circles
- Shea butter: Natural moisturizer, non-comedogenic, good source of vitamins for skin, anti-inflammatory
- Green tea: Full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, reduces development of wrinkles, helps with rosacea
- Beeswax: Locks in moisture, protects skin against damaging elements, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory
- Vitamin E oil: Antioxidant, natural moisturizer, anti-inflammatory, helps preserve shelf life of lotion
- Peppermint essential oil: Adds the refreshing cool feeling, smells great
And don’t worry, it’s really nice and easy to make.
Homemade Green Tea Eye Cream
- 2 tablespoons almond oil
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 3/4 teaspoon beeswax
- 1 bag green tea
- 1-2 drops vitamin E oil
- 5 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)
- Melt the almond oil, shea butter, vitamin E oil, and beeswax in a double boiler
- Once the oils are melted, open the green tea bag and pour it into the melted oils
- Let the tea seep for 20 minutes over low heat on the double boiler
- After 20 minutes, pour the oil mix through a strainer to remove the green tea bits
- Mix in the peppermint essential oil
- Pour into a tight lidded container, and let it return to room temperature over several hours
- To use: apply using your ring finger by tapping lightly under and around your eyes
Like I said before, this stuff is SUPER refreshing. The peppermint just wakes you right up. It takes a around a half hour to sink in, so don’t worry if the area around your eyes looks oily right when you put it on. It will absorb.
I just can’t get enough. And luckily I won’t have to because it will last me such a long time. Isn’t it amazing what green tea can do?
Let me know how making your own eye cream works for you!
supplies used in this post
If you love this cream and spoiling your skin, you should also check out my aloe vera moisturizer!
And not to mention my anti-inflammatory Aloe Vera Face Wash!