One of the things I really love about making my own health and beauty products (besides knowing exactly what is going into them) is how SIMPLE they really are to make! Today’s post is the perfect example of this – two ingredients, and no measuring needed!
When I first came across this formula several years ago, it was labelled as a basic face and body lotion. I thought it sounded nice and soothing, so I mixed it up that day and used it on my arms and legs. I loved how moisturizing it was, and without feeling heavy or greasy! Later that night as I was taking my makeup off, I decided to try out the lotion as a makeup remover to see if it could help get my mascara off without me rubbing and tugging on the skin around my eyes. It worked wonderfully, so I started using it exclusively as my new “miracle” eye serum! In addition to being great at taking off makeup, it left the area around my eyes feeling soft and moisturized.
But I did end up making just a couple of small changes to the original “recipe”. I decided to add a one drop of lemon essential oil for its cleansing and stimulating properties, along with one drop of lavender essential oil for lash nourishment and its calming effect on skin.
The addition of the essential oils is totally optional. If you do choose to add the oils, use caution when applying it near your eyes. I’ve used this serum for months and have loved the results that I’ve experienced, but not all faces and eyes are the same, so it’s possible that the oils may irritate sensitive skin (although my skin is about as sensitive as it gets!) Use your best judgment, and let others do the same. :-)
My All-Natural “Miracle” Eye Serum
- Fractionated coconut oil
- Aloe vera gel
- Lavender essential oil (optional)
- Lemon essential oil (optional)
Combine equal parts of the fractionated coconut oil and aloe vera gel in a small flip-top bottle.
Add one drop of lemon oil and one drop of lavender oil, if desired.
Screw the top onto the bottle and shake well to combine. You’ll also need to shake the bottle before each use because it will separate over time.
If you find the lotion is a bit too heavy, add more aloe, if you’d like it to be extra moisturizing, add more oil.