September 21, 2013

DIY Eye Balm

This eye balm was the product of an experiment gone very right. I have been using coconut oil as my night time eye cream for a while but had been looking for a product with more anti-aging benefits. Most of what I saw was full of hard to pronounce ingredients that I wasn't comfortable with, or was full of great ingredients but too expensive of too hard to get my hands on. I decided on a base of coconut oil then added vitamin E oil for it's antioxidant and anti-aging properties, and bit of aloe vera gel to lighten up the product and add a soothing effect.

Eye Balm
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 teaspoon pure aloe vera gel
Stir to combine and store in an airtight jar. Coconut oil melts just above room temperature, it is still fine to use the balm if it melts and becomes a liquid consistency.

This product is a soft solid at room temperature and melts as you apply it to your skin, it has a very light coconut scent. It also makes a great lip balm!

As with all products please use your own judgement, if you are allergic or have had a reaction to a certain ingredient omit it. Always do a patch test prior to regular use.

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