If you are looking for an all natural homemade under eye wrinkle treatment, I have the perfect all natural under eye firming serum recipe for you today! If you have never attempted to make your own homemade products before, try this one out. It’s very easy to make and doesn’t contain a lot of ingredients. This DIY Eye Serum is perfect for every skin type and is very nourishing for the under eye area. Since the eye serum is in roller bottle form, it’s very easy to apply. Just roll on and gently pat into skin. Since it’s small, it can easily be tossed into a bag or purse for on the go application as well. This is the perfect under eye firming serum to have handy all of the time!
This eye serum post was first published May 19, 2016. I have added a few details about the ingredients as well a recipe card and republished it to make it easier for new readers to find. Making your own beauty products is a great way to know just what is in them!
DIY Firming Eye Serum Recipe
Forget expensive eye creams and serums – this simple hack will help reduce puffiness and refresh tired eyes in no time. This homemade serum is gentle for enough for all skin types. Get ready to transform your eye skin care routine to leave you with brighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking eyes.
Homemade Eye Serum Recipe All Natural Ingredients:
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Vitamin E oil (optional)
- Young Living Geranium Essential Oil
- Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
You will also need a 10 ml glass bottle with roller lid. You can get these through my affiliate Amazon link. That one even comes with a handy little funnel. Alternatively, you could use a dropper bottle if you prefer or happen to have an empty one on hand. It is just not quite as easy to apply.
There is no junk you can’t pronounce or filler ingredients! Just 3 all natural ingredients in this eye serum and one optional ingredient.
Sweet almond oil is a great source of antioxidants. According to Buckler’s Remedy, “Oxidative stress (A.K.A. when your body doesn’t have enough antioxidants to fight free radicals) is a major cause of the deterioration of your skin’s collagen layer.” So sweet almond oil helps protect your collagen production keeping your skin looking supple and wrinkle-free. Almond oil also contains valuable fatty acids, vitamins and minerals in a combination that improves skin tone and promotes a healthy complexion. However, you may substitute an alternative carrier oil such as jojoba oil, rosehip seed oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, argan oil, grapeseed oil or even aloe vera gel. Each of these simple ingredients also has their own natural healing properties.
The essential oils I chose for this eye serum have qualities that will help calm inflammation and firm skin appearance. Frankincense essential oil is high in anti-oxidant and thus renowned for anti-aging properties. It is also known for their tightening effect on skin. Geranium essential oil is known for its astringent, diuretic properties and is often used to reduce inflammation and irritation. I used Young Living essential oils because they are excellent quality. It is important to use therapeutic grade essential oils that are 100% pure.
How To Make Essential Oil Eye Serum Recipe:
First gather your supplies and grab a seat at your table. Unscrew the cap off of your roller bottle and gently pop the rollerball top off.
Take your essential oils and place 2 drops of each one into your bottle. They are very potent essential oils and should never be used directly on the skin without being mixed with a carrier oil first. In this case, we use almond oil as the carrier oil and because of its many beauty virtues.
After you have added 2 drops of Geranium and Frankincense essential oils each, take your Sweet Almond Oil and fill your roller bottle the rest of the way up. Just to the bottom of the neck of your bottle. This will allow enough room for the rollerball to pop back on without spilling over.
For extra under eye nourishment, add 4-5 drops of Vitamin E oil (can use vitamin e capsules as a source) which helps cells regenerate. I also find it makes this eye serum even more firming for the skin around my eyes.
Pop your rollerball back on and screw the cap back on as well. Give your under eye firming serum a gentle shake and it’s ready to use!
How To Use Eye Serum
If this is the first time you are going to use your homemade eye serum, test it first. Just rub small amount on a small patch of the delicate skin on your arm. This is a good idea to be sure that you don’t have any sensitivities to the essential oils. Wait until the following day to go ahead and apply it to the eye area.
You never want to get the oil in your eyes! This eye serum is only for use around the eye area.
The following day, roll a bit of the DIY eye serum under your eyes to help prevent dark circles. Also apply a bit around the sides of your eyes where crows feet can form. This eye serum is great soothing puffy eyes and dry skin. For best results use daily. You may use morning or night.
Looking to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet? Learn the expert-recommended trick that dermatologists swear by to maximize the effectiveness of your eye serum and achieve stunning results. Gentle massage helps increase blood flow to the area. So go ahead and your your fingers to gently rub your serum into your skin and use your fingertips to pat the area several times. As the Professional Skin Care Guide states, “Proper circulation keeps the skin nourished with oxygen and essential nutrients. It supports growth and repair while carrying away waste products. Proper circulation can also be a tool in resolving numerous skin concerns from uneven tone and texture to anti-aging.”
Printable Recipe Card
I love the way the anti-inflammatory properties of the serum help sooth my eye skin and leaving it feeling refreshed. It costs so much much less to make than using expensive store bought eye creams. I think it works every bit as well. It does wonders for my skin to prevent the appearance of fine lines as well as reduce eye puffiness.
Also, don’t forget that lack of sleep is detrimental to your overall health. It can definitely leave you feeling drained and with eye bags. So try to get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every night. It is another natural way to care for your health and improve your natural skin glow.
You will love this DIY eye firming serum! Give it a try and let us know how your under eye area feels afterwards in the comments below or on social media @familyfocusblog! Have you ever made your own all natural facial products? I love the added benefit of knowing what is in them!