So I thought I would post a recipe I just started using. After reading up on the ingredients on a popular product on the market right now selling for 100.00+ a month, I decided to make my own version of it. I asked my naturopath on some questionable ingredients in this product and she said they were preservitaves and have no benefits to the skin. Being that I make it myself I can make small amounts without the preservitaves. I will post before and after pictures in a month to show results.
Alot of expensive creams and lotions on the market today are not sustainable and when you quit using these expensive products, your skin returns to the way it was when you started and your out a ton of money.
Natural products may not give you instant results but will heal the skin over time and won’t drain your bank account. The ingredients I use in my recipe are all natural and very beneficial to your skin.
I love the way the below recipe feels on my skin. It’s so smooth and light. It can be used all over your face if you like. The ingredients are all natural and very beneficial to the skin.
Recipe: DIY Anti-Aging Eye Cream
From: Wellness By Shelley
1 1/2 Tsp Beeswax
2 Tsp Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Almond Oil
1 Tbsp Apricot Kernel Oil
1 Tsp Rose hip Seed Oil
1 Drop Carrot Seed Oil
2 Tsp Shea Butter
1/3 Cup Aloe Vera
2 Tsp Honey
25 Drops Lemon Essential Oils
1 Tsp Bentonite Clay
Melt Beeswax in a double boiler, when it is close to melted add Shea butter (you don’t want to boil the Shea butter, it will turn gritty), Coconut Oil. Remove from heat and let completely cool. When cool add Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Rose hip seed oil and Carrot Seed oil.
In a separate bowl mix Aloe Vera, Honey and Lemon Essential oil. Add bentonite clay with a rubber or wooden spoon (no metal).
When the oils are cool add the Aloe Vera mixture and mix really well. Store in a dark cool place. This recipe will last longer if left in the fridge. I fill a small container for my bathroom and refill it every week.
Put a small amount on your ring finger and tap around eye area morning and night. This recipe can also be used as an all over face cream as well. Let dry before applying makeup.
Rosehip oil – Rosehip Oil is one of the most popular oils for anti aging. It penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin where it regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown it brightens and tightens skin! It also helps restore skin’s elasticity, fade age spots, reduce broken capillaries, and balance oil glands.
Carrot Seed essential oil – contains a HUGE amount of antioxidants, vitamin C and Vitamin K. Carrot seed oil has been found to enhance the body’s immune response to UV rays, which can decrease skin damage from UV exposure. Carrot Seed oil is healing and rejuvenates skin cells. In fact, carrot seed oil helps to heal eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis because of its ability to stimulate cell growth and repair damaged skin. It is a common ingredient in eye treatments.
Sweet almond oil – is full of vitamins D, E, B1, B2 and B6, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Almond Oil is light and absorbs easily. It helps to purge the pores of impurities therefore helping clear skin. It has anti inflammatory qualities. Using sweet almond oil daily can greatly reduce dark circles under the eyes as well as scars and dark spots. It helps to renew skin cells and rev up circulation. It is wonderful at nourishing dehydrated skin. I believe it is one of the top (if not #1) carrier oils for reversing the signs of age. In fact, it is said to be the closest to the oil found in a babies skin!
Vitamin E – helps fight wrinkles and has a firming effect on the skin.
Apricot kernel oil – is an Emollient (moisturizer). It provides nutrition and support to the skin so that aging is reduced. It prevents the skin from damage by free radicals.
Aloe Vera – The anti-ageing property of Aloe keeps the skin supple and rejuvenated and also lightens blemishes. It moisturizes the skin and helps to remove dead cells, wrinkles and fine lines. This is due to the simple fact that aloe vera contains both vitamin C and E, both of which are known to be vital for healthy skin and also help to improve natural firmness, leaving your skin soft, supple and hydrated.
Shea Butter – The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. Reduces Inflammation. Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
Lemon Essential Oil – Is a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin
Bentonite Clay – Adsorbs toxins like heavy metals, free radicals, pesticides.