I turned 36 this year. I know, I need to get on this skincare train or it’s definitely going to be downhill. The problem is that I’m sensitive to a lot of the products in regular eye creams-even the brands that claim to be super gentle. I need some DIY eye cream, quick.
DIY Eye Cream
So I’ve been working to make my own. And I’ve had a lot of failures. But I think I finally figure out my magically wonderful (breakout free!) eye cream.
Well, I’ve been using it for about a month and so far I’ve noticed that I’m not breaking out all over my chin (which a very wise friend told me is caused by hormones), and I haven’t gotten any weird bumps on my forehead, which I was struggling with over the winter.
This super emollient night cream contains both almond and coconut oil (if you’re sensitive or can’t stand the smell, try olive or rosehip oil in this recipe), as well as Vitamin E, and shea butter.
If you have super dry skin, you may be able to use this as a day cream as well.
DIY Eye Cream Ingredients
- ½ cup Almond Oil
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Tbsp Beeswax (melted)
- 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
- 2 Tbsp Shea Butter
- 15 drops of Frankincense (or Sacred Frankincense)
Melt the beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil over a double burner.
Allow to cool slightly, then pour in the almond oil and Vitamin E oil.
Using a whisk or hand mixer, blend your mixture until it gets a little bit “fluffy” this can go even faster if you have a stand mixer.
Add the Frankincense essential oil and blend again.
Once you see little peaks begin to form, you can stop blending and scoop your moisturizer into an airtight container (I store mine in a mason jar with an airtight lid).
Store in a small airtight container and keep in a cool dry environment out of direct sunlight.
Apply generously to your face, neck, and chest each night. I like to apply about 30 minutes before bed to allow it to start absorbing.
If you’re worried about making your pillow oily, consider getting a silk pillowcase to help your skin get the maximum benefit from your DIY face cream (you’ll also have fewer wrinkles in the morning!).
I love your experience with coconut oil and how it works for you in this cream. I can’t use coconut oil on my face either but after putting together a rose and frankincense face cream with cacao butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil I haven’t had a breakout yet!