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A Sight for Sore Eyes: DIY Eye Serum Recipe

February 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: Provides deep and real moisture. It helps strengthen underlying tissues and helps remove excessive dead cell on the skin's surface that makes your skin rough and flaky in texture.
  • 1 teaspoon D.E. Virgin Marula Oil: Hydrating oil that protects, heals and rejuvenates the skin. High in Antioxidants and Omegas 6 & 9.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E (you can find this in a little glass jar): An antioxidant and free radical scavenger that nourishes, moisturizes and stimulates collagen production.
  • 1 teaspoon Glycerin: An antimicrobial humectant that moisturizes, smooths, heals and protects.
  • A contact case to store the moisturizer in, which you will keep in the refrigerator. 

You can probably find all of these items at a Whole Foods or a vitamin store.  Actually, most grocery stores have a natural/vitamin section these days, so ask if you're not sure.  All of the ingredients are 100% pure.  Make sure you are not buying a product that has additives like colorants or essential oils.  If the product smells sweet or fruity, put it back.  The package should say "pure" or 100% and the ingredient deck on the back should reflect this, showing only one ingredient.

I like to use a baby Cuisinart to whip the mixture until it is smooth and glossy.  It should look like lotion.  Take a small spatula and put a small amount, just enough to fill the contact case to the top. Place the tops on and put into the refrigerator.  The mixture will harden, but when you place your finger on top, the very top layer will soften and turn to liquid so you can gently apply it to your eye area. It will also be cold, which feels good on puffy, tired eyes.  Always use your ring finger for application and start at the outside of your eye and roll into the inner corner....moving up your inner eye to your brow bone. 

I use this day and night...almost every time I open the refrigerator actually.  Adding brown sugar to this same mixture makes a wonderful lip scrub/treatment.  Do not use this version on your eyes, as it is way too rough for such delicate skin.

Hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day!

xo tiffany

 

Posted in DIY, Drunk Elephant, marula oil, Non-Toxic, Recipes, Virgin Marula Oil


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Amanda
Amanda

April 11, 2014

Hi Tiffany! I made this today and am excited to start using regularly. I can already tell a little goes a long way. How long would you recommend keeping it in the fridge?

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