Firming Eye Cream Recipe

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Ever since I “met” Jenni from Jenni Raincloud, she’s become one of my very favorite people. I just adore her and her blog that’s full of amazing natural beauty and skincare recipes (you’ve got to check it out!). For a girlie girl like me, her blog is pure bliss. That’s why I’m so excited to tell you that Jenni will be stopping by on Friday’s to share some of her beauty secrets and skincare recipes with us!!! So I’ll shut my mouth and let Jenni take over today….. Enjoy!  

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 Firming Eye Cream Recipe by Jenni Raincloud

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Hi Everyone!  Jenni from Jenni Raincloud here!  Some of you might remember me from my post on a Vitamin C serum.  I’m a huge believer in DIY skin care.  Unfortunately we live in a time where everything we consume is filled with chemicals, and if it’s not, it’s outrageously expensive.  I created my own skin care so that I could avoid anything that wasn’t 100% natural.  I love to come up with new recipes and just recently I posted a recipe for an Eye Firming Serum-I love this easy recipe-it’s a quick fix for wrinkles around the eyes.  The only thing about this serum is that it’s a gel, which isn’t very moisturizing.  I decided to formulate a recipe for an eye CREAM-this eye cream is full of anti aging ingredients that will help long term but also the cream contains caffeine which will tighten and firm short term!  Basically this cream covers all the basis!

This easy DIY is full of goodness for your eyes.  You could not go to a department store or spa and get this amazing of an eye treatment.  I honestly believe that.  If you could-you would spend an arm and a leg!!!

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.

Green Tea  contains caffeine.  It is full of antioxidants and has anti inflammatory properties to help soothe and calm skin. Caffeine will actually tighten skin, too! I’m sure you’ve heard of cellulite treatments containing caffeine, that’s because caffeine is a diuretic. It will dehydrate fatty cells so that water will disappear from the surface of your skin. Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it tightens skin.

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.

Lavender essential oil is my favorite oil-it is calming, healing and moisturizing as well as anti fungal, antibacterial and antiseptic!  Why I add it in this cream is for the smell.  It has a heavenly smell that cuts the carrot smell!

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.
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Firming Eye Cream Recipe

1/4 cup green tea (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. citric acid (find it HERE)

1 tbsp. rosehip seed oil (find it HERE)

1 tbsp. sweet almond oil (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. vitamin E (find it HERE)

1 tsp. emulsifying wax (find it HERE)

1 drop carrot Seed essential Oil (find it HERE)

3 drop lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1. Brew a cup of green tea.

2. Fill two medium sauce pans about half way full of water.

3. Place a glass bowl with a spout in each pot and turn on stove to medium heat.

4. Add wax, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil and sweet almond oil to one pot.

5. Add green tea and citric acid to the other pot.

6. Heat both mixtures until the emulsifying wax has totally melted.

7. Check temperatures of both pots with a thermometer. (like this ONE)

**BOTH mixtures must be the same temp before you combine them or your cream won’t set.**

8.  When both your oil mixture and water mixture reach around 130 degrees, pour your water mixture into your oil mixture.

Firming Eye Cream Recipe

 

9.  Use a hand held blender (like this ONE) and mix your cream.

10. Continue to mix periodically (every 10 minutes or so)  until you notice that water is no longer separating on the bottom.  This tends to take about 30 minutes to an hour.

11. Once fully mixed, add essential oils then pour into containers.

This recipe makes 4 ounces.  This cream is light and can be used morning and night.  It works great under make up.

Making creams can be tricky, but they are so worth it!  This cream is rich and fluffy and will absorb quickly and penetrate into the deeper levels of your skin.  Taking care of the delicate skin around the eye is vital in preventing wrinkles and fading lines that have already appeared.  Always be very gentle around your eyes.  Dab a small amount of cream around the eye being careful not to push or pull on the skin.  I have most of my wrinkles in between my eye brows and upper nose so I use this cream there as well.  Feel free to apply this cream where you need it most.  I just know you’re gonna love the results, not to mention how good it feels to take your skin care into your own hands and DITCH THE CHEMICALS!

As usual, it’s always a pleasure to be a guest here at Primally Inspired!  I hope you enjoyed this recipe!  You can find more DIY skin care recipes and tips at www.jenniraincloud.com

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jenni Jennifer, from the blog Jenni Raincloud, lives in Edmond Oklahoma with her husband and 2 daughters. She has been in the skin care world for over a decade. She believes beautiful skin comes from the inside out. In order to achieve youthful skin a healthy lifestyle must be in place. If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin are her words to live by! She sells her skin care products on Etsy, runs her “at home spa” for close clients and blogs full time. She is happiest staying home with her family and cooking up healthy skin care products in the kitchen! You can follow Jenni Raincloud on FacebookPinterest and Etsy.

 

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94 Responses to Firming Eye Cream Recipe

  1. Angela Q says:

    Cool, this sounds awesome! Question–I already have beeswax, can I use that instead of the emulsifying wax?

  2. Donna says:

    Seems like most of my pins are from you! ThankUmuchly!

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  4. Missy says:

    The recipe calls for 1/4 C of green tea. When I click the link it takes me to green tea bags. Are we to use tea bags or loose leaf tea? It says 1/4 C. is that the amount of water or tea?

    • Missy, Hi! I used tea bags. I boiled my water, added 1/4 cup in my glass bowl on the stove and put my tea bag in to steep while my other mixture heated up. If you don’t have green tea bags you can always just use distilled water and 1 tsp. of coffee. I hope this clears it up-check out my pic of my 2 mixtures-you can see how I have my tea bag.
      Thanks! Jenni

  5. Missy says:

    Thanks :-) I hadn’t noticed the tea bag the first time I read this article. I think I got it now!

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  7. Which ingredient do you think is most crucial for puffiness? Thanks much for this. Pinned :)!

    • Jennifer says:

      Adrienne, Hi! No you can’t substitute borax for emulsifying wax-e.w. is vital in getting the water and oil to mix into a cream consistency. I would say this should last 3 mos. If you refrigerate it, it should last a bit longer, but you don’t have to store it in the fridge.

  8. Just as a follow up, I was asking b/c I tried a cream with caffeine (coffee) in it once and it really didn’t work so I am wondering if this might still work. Thanks much!

  9. Lori says:

    Thank you. I need this so badly!

  10. mim says:

    hi jenni
    instead of rosehip seed oil what else can i use? i have about 60 different essential oils including rose absolute….
    please give me an alternative to rosehip seed oil….can i use more carrot seed oil? or some other oil…..
    thanks
    m

    • Ali says:

      Hi Mim, I’m not Jenni obviously but I thought I would clear up that rose hip seed oil is not an essential oil. Its a carrier oil – you can find it on amazon or at mountain rose herbs, and often at your local health food store.

    • Jennifer says:

      Mim, Hi, you can use almond oil if you’d like to omit the rosehip. Rosehip is excellent for wrinkles and fading age spots but almond oil is my 2nd favorite oil for aging skin.

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  12. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I’ve been looking for something like this and can’t wait to try it. Couple of quick questions: does the cream need to be stored at a certain temperature (room temp, in the fridge, etc.) and about how long is the shelf life on this cream. Thanks so much!

    • Jennifer says:

      Michelle, this cream should last about 3 mos. You don’t need to keep it in the fridge but you can for a longer shelf life!!
      Thanks, Jenni

      • Christeena says:

        I made this recipe exactly as written and it molded at around 6 weeks at room temperature. So disappointing to open my little jar to find black spots on top!

        • Martha says:

          Mine also molded very quickly. I’m wondering if a squeeze tube would work better because that would not require the hands to dip into the mixture.

  13. Connie says:

    Can you use ascorbic acid in play of the citric acid in your firming eye cream blend

    • Jennifer says:

      Connie, that is an excellent question-I can not find an answer to it, the citric acid is the preservative and I’ve never heard of l.ascorbic acid preserving but it makes sense since they seem very similar. If I come across an answer I will reply again!
      Thanks, Jenni

  14. Angie says:

    Could you put this in your etsy shop for purchase? Thanks!

    • Jennifer says:

      HI Angie! I am planning on putting it in my Etsy shop-I am waiting on the proper packaging! I will announce when it is posted on my FB page-https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenni-Raincloud/1402559126630346
      Thanks for your interest!
      Jenni

  15. Julianna says:

    Can I buy this from you instead of making it? I really do not have the time or patience to make this, but I do like the idea of how natural it is. I have very very sensitive skin with a small amount of rosasea.
    thanks so much!

    • Jennifer says:

      Julianna, I am planning to have it in my Etsy shop asap-I am waiting for packaging and when it is ready for sale I will post it on my FB page-https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jenni-Raincloud/1402559126630346
      Thanks!!
      Jenni

  16. Janice says:

    How long does this keep?

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  18. arti says:

    I love the idea of making my own cream! I have never used anti-aging products before for fear of what would happen when I stopped using them. I figure the wrinkles would come back rapidly (& maybe even more wrinkles than before) since anti-aging products falsely “healed” them. Whether that is true or not, would this cream require continual use or would I be able to stop using it after a while without any reversal of what the cream accomplished? I’m not even sure if this makes sense! Thanks for any info on this!

    • Jennifer says:

      Hi Arti! I think I answered your question on jenni raincloud.com but just in case-this cream contains caffeine which is a “quick fix” for plumping up wrinkles. While it won’t do any harm or make you worse off then you were, it won’t fix wrinkles permanently. That’s why I added Rosehip, Vitamin E, carrot oil and almond-they will truly nourish your skin and work long term.
      Thanks, Jenni

  19. Cathy says:

    Please connect me to the recipe for my old eyes!

    Thanks in advance!
    Cathy Schmidt

  20. Lisa says:

    I think I missed something. When and where do I add the emulsifier?
    4. Add wax, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil and sweet almond oil to one pot.
    5. Add green tea, coffee and citric acid to the other pot.
    6. Heat both mixtures until the emulsifying wax has totally melted.
    Thanks

  21. Maya says:

    Hi can you please tell me how I should store this and how long it will keep for? Thank you.

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  23. Ali says:

    Thanks for the recipe, I purchased the few ingredients I didn’t own (because I love making this stuff, I had most on hand already) and I just made this! Bit tricky to get all that glorious cream off the stick blender and back into the jar and THEN into the jars I had ready, but other than that it went great! I used a meat thermometer and it actually worked fine. I doubled the oils (I always double the oils, I am always incredulous at how little works for other people, it never seems to affect me unless I add more). I must say, putting it on, it feels and smells like an expensive spa! I wonder if that’s the carrot seed oil, as its the only product I’ve never used before. Excited to try it over the next few weeks!

    • Jennifer says:

      Ali-I’m so glad you like it! I think the carrot seed oil puts some people off because the carrot smell is so strong! I love the feel of this cream-that’s always my goal-to provide an alternative to high end products!
      Thanks again for replying to everyone’s questions!
      Jenni

  24. Meagan says:

    Can you use borax instead of emulsifying wax? Also, how long does this store? Should we keep it in the fridge?

  25. suzanne says:

    The Vitamin E has soy in it so I went on line and cannot seem to find an oil verses capsule that does not have soy. Does anyone have an suggestions for this. Thank you!

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  27. Juanita Miglio says:

    Ok the first time I read this recipe a few day ago it had coffee and green tea in it. Did it change?

    • Jennifer says:

      Juanita, yes it did have coffee. I omitted it because I had no idea how quickly coffee goes rancid! In order to prolong the shelf life it had to go. Making a cream can take some effort, it only lasting a week wasn’t going to work!
      Thanks, Jenni

      • Ali says:

        Oh no! I hope mine is ok cause I used both! I have actually given it to two friends (4 oz is A LOT of eye cream, so it makes sense to share) and they both love it. I made this close to three weeks ago now and the smell and appearance haven’t changed, so here’s hoping! I actually just bought organic oranges too with the intend if dehydrating the skin and powdering it, to add to the cream as I put it on each night. Will keep you posted!

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  29. Dawn says:

    Do you leave the mixture on the stove after you combine the two, or remove from heat?

  30. suzanne says:

    Hi Jenni,

    My biggest problem is puffiness. By taking out the coffee does that reduce the effectiveness in that area?? Or is other ingredients working on that in the cream?? Will the cream still work with puffiness?

    Thank you

    Suzanne

  31. Janet says:

    I’d love to try making this without having to buy a pound of emulsifying wax. Any chance coconut oil might work? Thought I’d ask before I give it a try…

  32. Jennifer says:

    I made this recipe, LOVE IT!! I love the smell and the light, soothing texture. However, after a day or so, the liquid started to separate onto the bottom of the jar. Everything seemed to have set up properly when I first made it, would whipping it again with a hand mixer fix this or mess it up? Do you think it would be best to do when it’s cold or room temperature? If not, I can just shake it before each use, I love it anyway!! Thanks!!

  33. Stephanie says:

    Do you have any other suggestions instead of oils. Beyond sad at the fact that oils actually make my eyes puffy – am guessing I am allergic to olive oil, sweet almond oil, and coconute oil – these are the ones I’ve tried. Do u have any suggestions for sensitive eyes?

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  36. Martha says:

    For all the ladies that have posted a reply, how long before results are seen?

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  38. Suzanne says:

    Maybe someone can answer this who has done it but how long do you mix it for? I realize you mix it very 10 min or so but how long do you mix it each time? Mine is still la water consistency that is why I ask. Thanks!

  39. Ayesha says:

    Can u use this on ur face too plz reply soon

  40. Penny Yen says:

    Hi! I am dying for all the ingredients to arrive this week so I can make this!!! Many of my friends and family are waiting impatiently for me to make this so I can give it to them!

    As with all homemade products or changing ones skin care regimen, you should give it about a month or so to really see how it works. So my question is… it’s been about a month or so since this was posted, do you still like it? Is there anything you would change?

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  42. Gina says:

    Do you ever use tallow in any of your recipes for face cream?

  43. Alice B says:

    I used this recipe and got good results. More info on eye cream for dark circles http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1701517/Eye_Cream_For_Dark_Circles they also offer few methods and advise.

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  45. Martita LMW says:

    Hi, Jenni:
    Thank you for the recipe. My eye cream did not turn out as well. It took about 3 hrs of using a mini hand mixer to produce a light mousse, instead of a cream. Possibly, the RPM was not as great. Also, it molded in less than a week, even after boiling all the containers and cleaning all my work surfaces with bleach water. However, the eye cream water and oil phase did blend together after 42 mins of mixing, as described in your instructions.

    I think in my area, a water and oil mix will not last long. I will try steeping and straining the green tea in oil to see if that works and extends shelf life. Will keep you posted.
    Thanks !
    Martita :o)

  46. Gina says:

    Just finished making this with a few alterations…. Used some tallow in it and some tamanu oil. First impression is good but not sure how it will last or if it will set up too hard…. Next will have some argon oil in it.

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  48. Tammy bigelow says:

    Hi what should I store this in and how long will it keep? It’s hounds like others have had a hard time with the cream setting up? What is the best trick for getting it to set up?

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  50. Fiona says:

    Hi Jenni, I am in the process of ordering my ingredients for this eye cream and i was wondering if ‘Meadowfoam seed oil’ could be added or used to replace the almond oil? I am 47 and have tried every available store bought creams until now, Ive had enough of chemicals and so excited to try your recipe, just love your recipes. Thanks, Fiona xx

  51. Fiona says:

    Additionally, would it be ok to add DMAE powder to the recipe please?

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  53. Katie says:

    Hi There,

    I was wondering if you know of or could recommend a pre-made cream base to mix the EOs into? I have the EOs but not the other materials so before I set-out buying them I thought would ask about pre-made alternatives.

    Thanks for the input!

  54. This recipe looks awesome and will definitely try it because my under-eye circle is one of my beauty problem after becoming a mom. Thank you for sharing this great article.

  55. mary says:

    Hi Jenni, I finished making this wonderful eye cream 3 hours ago, it smells and feels very good on the skin, but it turned a bit liquidly. can you please advise. thanks.

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  57. TonnieP says:

    So I started getting wrinkles under my eyes ugghhh. So got the Somaluxe Moisturizer due to the reviews but was skeptic. I put it under my eyes in the morning when I took a shower and waited for it to try maybe 5 mins and then put my own lotion on it. I started seeing results in 2 weeks not one day like someone say.

    But it’s been almost 2 months and I have no wrinkles under my eyes. Not sure how it gets rid of them? I am guessing the Somaluxe Moisturizer plumps your skin up somehow but it’s got me hooked and I’ll continue to use it. Hope this helps someone.

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  59. Gloria Harris says:

    Hi Jenni,

    I bought all the ingredients online but forgot to get the lavender oil, can I make the eye cream without it? Can’t wait to make it!

    Gloria

  60. Pamela Wicks says:

    Can’t wait to try this but have a question for you. I am allergic to caffeine, in food/drink as well as on my skin. Tried a commercial eye product with caffeine and it made my eyeballs hurt! I know, weird— but I have decaf green tea and was wondering if that tea had other properties besides the ones from caffeine that will do the job. I’ll try it anyway and report back.

    Thanks
    PAM

  61. alyssa says:

    Do you leave the mixture on the stove after you combine the two, or remove from heat?

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