I use coconut oil for LOTS of stuff! I’ve even posted about its’ many, many uses on this post – “Homemade Toothpaste With Coconut Oil And 38 Other Coconut Oil Cures“.
I’d never thought to use it as an eye treatment until my sister and I were discussing a post we saw on Ramblings Of A Happy Homemaker for an eye cream made with Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Oil. Two POWERHOUSE ingredients.
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Coconut Oil acts as a moisturizer, antibiotic, multivitamin, multi-nutrient and and antioxidant. Vitamin E Oil is also a strong antioxidant that prevents premature aging and promotes healing.
Being the essential oil lover that I am, I immediately realized this magic combination could be made even BETTER by adding some EO’s!
Lavender is a perfect addition to this eye cream recipe because it’s great for all skin types and it’s anti-inflammatory properties help soothe various skin problems like acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks, scars, sunburns, dandruff, rashes and bug bites!
After I had made up a batch of the cream it occurred to me that not only is this a great eye CREAM, but it would be equally good as an eye MAKEUP REMOVER. I gave it a try last night and couldn’t help wondering “Why have I never used this before???” I loved it!
You are going to love it too! Especially when you see how EASY (and inexpensive!) it is to make.
Homemade Eye Cream & Eye Makeup Remover
- 1/2 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
- Vitamin E capsules
- Lavender essential oil
- pin to poke hole in the capsules
- small container(s)
Put the coconut oil into a small bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. That’s all it takes get it to liquid form. (Or you can heat in a small saucepan over low heat for a few minutes.)
Pour the liquified oil into the containers you are using. I decided to use a variety of containers:
- A contact lens case for throwing into my makeup bag when traveling
- a lip balm container for my purse
- a small mason jar for my bathroom
For the contact lens case I added enough oil to almost fill it, poked the end of ONE capsule of Vitamin E oil and added the contents of it, and 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil. (Repeat for other side of case).
For the lip balm container: I added enough oil to almost fill it, added the contents of TWO Vitamin E capsules and 3-4 drops of Lavender essential oil.
For the small mason jar: I added enough oil to fil about three-fourths full, emptied 6 capsules of Vitamin E in the jar, and finally added 6-7 drops of Lavender essential oil.
Place the filled containers in the refrigerator for a little while (less than an hour) until the liquid returns to solid form, and it’s ready to use!
Use at night to remove eye makeup and as a moisturizing eye cream!
Now I’m prepared for wherever I roam!
This quite possibly could be the world’s most perfect eye cream!
Simple. Inexpensive. All-Natural. Multi-purpose, Anti-Aging! It doesn’t get much better than that! :-)