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Homemade beauty solutions ...natural skincare recipes for eye-creams and gels


Making your own natural skin care products at home can be surprisingly simple with most of the ingredients found in local super markets if not already in your own pantry. Even making eye creams for the delicate skin around the eye area at home is easy, helping you to combat dark circles, wrinkles and tired and stressed out eyes, with minimal effort involved and all for a very low cost.

So pamper yourself today and try out some of the skin care recipes for eye creams below,

Dark circles and puffy eyes


What causes dark circles?

Dark circles around the eyes can be caused by a few different things

Lack of sleep

Life style habits… drug, alcohol, smoking, poor diet etc.


Skin pigmentation


And even genetic … mother or grandmother also has dark circles

The skin around our eyes is thin, in fact it is the thinnest layer of skin that we have on our entire bodies, making it very easy to appear bruised with the tiniest blood circulation issue, causing what can seem like permanent dark circles around the eyes even when fully rested


What causes puffy eyes?

Fluid retention… can be caused by illness, pregnancy, fatigue and inflammation

Genetic… the same as dark circles this can simply be a gift of your genetic history

Allergic reaction… can often cause the swelling of the skin under the eyes

Dehydration… from either not drinking enough water or a hang over

Hormones… hormones fluctuating for whatever reason can raise the likelihood that your body will retain fluid under your eyes cause’s the appearance of puffy eyes


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 So check out the great homemade recipes to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. You may be happily surprised with the results



A fantastic natural option to the many of the expensive eye creams on the market today that will not only aid in removing dark circles around the eyes, but is also a great way to help reduce the look appearance of tired puffy eyes


1 slice of cucumber for each eye twenty minutes


Cucumber juice

Step one

Dip a clean cotton ball in cucumber juice and gently apply to the delicate skin around the eye area

Step two

Leave to dry for about 15 minutes before washing off with warm water




Tea bags

The antioxidants found in tea can be highly beneficial to the delicate skin around the eyes, helping to tighten the skin while the caffeine is highly effective in reducing the puffiness and dark circles that can leave the eyes looking tired.

Green tea soothing eye compress

Step one

Take two tea bags (black or green tea bags are best) and rest them in warm almost boiled water, leave too steep for 5-10 seconds

Step two

 Wrap them in glad wrap (or placing them freezer bags) and leave in the fridge for half an hour or the freezer for 15 minutes or until cool

Step three

Relax and place the cool moist tea bags over your eyes for 15- 20 minutes and enjoy the benefits of this great homemade remedy for tired dark puffy eyes


Camomile tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits in reducing puffy eyes and can be used in the exact same way as above



Milk has great lightening abilities for the skin and can be a very affordable option for dealing with dark circles under the eyes, which can have great results.


Step one

Apply milk to a clean cotton ball and gently rub into the delicate skin around the eyes

Step two

Leave to dry for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water


Peaches are a great aid in skincare and no better than when dealing with dark circles

Easy recipe for removing dark circles


Step one

Mash one ripe peach into a smooth paste

Step two

Smooth gently onto the skin under the eyes and leave for 20 minutes

Step three

Wash off with warm water



Cooling eye creams

Another great option in dealing with dark circles and puffy eyes are these wonderful homemade recipes for eye creams that are an indulgent way to spend 20 minutes

Mint eye cream

Mint is a great ingredient in natural skin care with many properties that soothe the skin around the eyes and helps reduce the dark circles


Step one

Use fresh mint leaves, either brought or home-grown and wash clean

Step two

Place in a grinder or blender (can even be done with a mortar and pestle) with a enough water to mix into a paste.

Step three

Apply gently to the eye are for 15 to 20 minutes before washing off


Rose water

Rose water is a wonderful way to relive the stress of tired, sore and dark eyes.


Apply to a clean cotton ball and gently apply to you closed eye lids, relax

Soothing eye gel

A wonderful gel for relieving and moisturizing tired eyes

1 teaspoon of strained cucumber juice

1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel

1 tablespoon of witch-hazel

¼ teaspoon of corn-starch

Step one

Mix the cucumber juice, Aloe Vera gel and corn-starch together in a small saucepan and heat gently without boiling

Step two

Remove from heat and add the witch hazel stirring until well combined

Step three

Leave to cool till it forms a clear cream (almost like jelly) and transfer to a clean sterilized jar


Dab gently onto the soft skin under the eye to refresh and soothe


Can also be used under eye makeup

Place cotten tips in the freezer, once icy cold run gently around the eyes to reduce dark circles and puffy eyes

Place cotten tips in the freezer, once icy cold run gently around the eyes to reduce dark circles and puffy eyes


Homemade anti-ageing eye creams

The delicate skin around our eyes like the skin on our hands is one of the first places that the signs of ageing can strike. But in a world of ever rising costs more and more of us are looking for healthier natural alternatives, and making your own anti-ageing eye creams at home can be a great option that is not only affordable but can have great results for your skin.


Egg and lemon anti-aging homemade eye cream

Egg is a wonderful natural ingredient that aids the skin to tighten helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles

Step one

Mix one egg white with 3-5 drops of lemon juice

Step two

Saturate two clean cotton balls in the mixture, squeeze excess liquid out before placing over the eyes for ten minutes

Step three

Wash off with warm water then rinse with cold


Avocado eye cream

Great at reducing the fine lines that can form in the soft skin under the eye

Step one

Take 3 slices of ripe avocado with 5 drops of almond oil in a blender and mix well

Step two

Dab gently onto the skin under the eyes and leave for 5 minutes before washing off



Removing eye makeup naturally

One of the best things we can do for our skin is to clean it free of makeup before we sleep, leaving the pores free to rid your body of your skins natural toxins without being clogged by remainder’s of our makeup.  A good face cleanser made for your skin type is sufficient for removing your facial makeup, but when it comes to the eyes its best to use something a lot gentler.

The following homemade recipe is great at removing eye makeup including most waterproof brands

Natural oils eye makeup remover

1 tablespoon of light olive oil

1 tablespoon of canola oil

1 tablespoon of castor oil



Mix oils together in airtight glass or container


Apply to a cotton ball and wipe over the eyelids and the upper and lower eyelashes


 The three oils combined not only remove all types of eye makeup easily but also makes a great moisturizer for the delicate eye area

Also the oils can be used separately, but make not work as well as when combined…



If the eyes are indeed the window to the soul then it makes sense for us to want to protect them against dark circles and the signs of ageing, So why not try something different and pamper yourself today with these and other easy homemade recipes for skin care that you can find in the below links…


suseibush23 on November 29, 2018:

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K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on January 27, 2015:

I have found the journey of creating my own skin care to be one of enjoyment and never ending learning... I am so glad that you enjoyed this as much as I did sharing it

nightang 2months ago from Australia on December 06, 2014:

This is a good way to clear your wrinkles under the eyes

I am so interested to Learn more

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on June 03, 2014:


thanks for the advice its always good to learn of a new treatment, i look forward to reading more..

Richard on June 02, 2014:

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clairejohn on June 26, 2013:

If you prefer to utilize holistic remedial methods, there are a number of treatments you can consider. Possibly not all of them might be helpful of course, but you will in due course look for a remedy which can give you the same outcomes of Eyelastin without a fear of side effects. Getting sufficient restful sleep during the night and keeping to a healthy diet plan regime can decrease the aging process as well. These are definitely excellent tips if you're a little gentle in the wallet area and don't wish to put money into some fancy eye creams.

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on March 04, 2013:


I am so glad that you enjoyed these homemade beauty recipes :) it was so much fun to put it all together in place and even more enjoyable to learn about other methods of home beauty that others have shared here.

thank you so much for taking the time to share your night oil recipe, I look forward to giving it a go :)

Kymberly Fergusson from Germany on February 27, 2013:

Wonderful home-made cosmetic ideas, even in the comments! I have very sensitive skin, which peels, reddens and reacts badly to many commercial products. These gentler and more natural recipes are fantastic.

My favourite 'night' oil blend is: rosehip, vitamin E, calendula, and grapeseed/almond/wheatgerm oils as a base, with drops of essential tea tree, chamomile, lavender, neroli, bergamot, rose, jasmine and juniper.

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on October 07, 2012:

I am so thrilled that you like it I hope that it continues to be useful to you :)

Goldiebarbie on October 06, 2012:

This site is the best skin care site I have ever seen in my life, and I truly mean that!

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on August 25, 2012:

I am so glad that you found this inspiring, there is nothing better for tired eyes and a tired mind then a good spoil, i truly hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as I do..

Tara Carbery from Cheshire, UK on August 19, 2012:

Mmmmm. These sound great. Eyes really are the windows to the soul and we need to treat them after a long hard day, particularly us writers! I'm feeling rather cross eyed as I write this and tomorrow evening when I get in from work i'm going to treat myself to one of these recipes. Thanks. Good hub!

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on August 14, 2012:


Its never to early to start looking after your skin, and the skin around our eyes is the most senstive and one of the first places where we will start to show our age

Thanks for the tip on icecubes sounds like something i have to try :)

SomeFloridian on August 08, 2012:

I love it! Although I am too young for wrinkles, still a teen, I have dark circles. I heard it is never to late to start using eye cream, so eggs, lemon juice, and tea bags it is! Oh, and I like using spoons that have been in the freezer overnight on my eyes to reduce puffiness. If you want to wait less time, 15-30 minutes is good. Plus, ice cubes can go either way and make them bigger or smaller. But, ice cubes also plump lips, diminish acne, and plumps and tones your skin, so the rest of your face looks a little better.

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on August 05, 2012:

I love cucumber for the eyes! which is actually what started my orginal interest in homemade beauty products,

I am so glad you found some new ideas here :)

Life Under Construction from Neverland on June 09, 2012:

wow. nice tips! and ideas. I always use cucumber for my eyes.

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on June 09, 2012:

Sounds like an awesome idea :)

liliputian on June 06, 2012:

Preparation H works for red swollen eyelids, eyebags etc.

Put it in a pretty jar, and pretend you spent 80 dollars for it.

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on May 25, 2012:

I too suffer from big dark circles that live under my eyes almost constantlly (one of the reasons that I looked into natural skincare ) soI am thrilled that this has inspired you as well and I truly hope that it gives you the same great results :)

Rifat Kauser on May 17, 2012:

Thanks to all you peeps for sharing your ideas and views i will defenetaly try some of these as i suffer with dark sunken deep eyes much apreciated.x

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on May 19, 2011:


I so agree that the our eyes need a little spoiling, after the hard work we put them through on a daily basis.

thanks so much for the recipe it sounds divine and I am really looking forward to checking it out


:) I am so glad that you not only like the information shared here that you also have found them to be more than useful :) thank you so much for letting me know I really enjoy hearing form those who have enjoyed these articles of mine :)

Rose on May 18, 2011:

I love this website! Thank you! thank you! thank you! Love whomever that was generous enough to share their knowledge with us for free!

I am a natural products addict and have benefited from this website a lottttt!!!!

amalia on April 16, 2011:

Homemade Eye Cream Recipe

Eyes are one of the most sensitive and delicate parts of the face. Yet we often overlook and neglect them in.

How many times a day do we rub them, pile them with makeup, submit them to glaring screens and dry smoky areas?

Because the skin around the eyes is fairly thin and extremely delicate, it will benefit greatly from using natural eye cream made from natural ingredients.

Don’t you think they deserve a little tender loving care?

If so, why not treat your eyes with one of our homemade eye cream recipes, they’re all made with natural ingredients and they really are fun and easy to make.

Eye Treatment Moisturizer

A very rich, nourishing and easy to make cream to smooth the lines from around the eyes

What you will need to make your natural eye cream

* 1 tablespoon (15ml) cocoa butter

* 1 tablespoon (15ml) lanolin

* 1 teaspoon (5ml) wheat germ oil

* 1 drop rosemary essential oil

How to make your own eye cream

1. Gently melt the cocoa butter and lanolin in a heavy based saucepan.

2. Beat in the wheat germ oil and remove from the heat.

3. Add the rosemary essential oil and then stir until cool.

4. Put it into a sterile pot and cover.

5. Smooth a dab of cream around each eye socket, working from the inside to the outside, over then under the eyes.

6. Allow the cream to absorb through the night.

Natural Homemade Cosmetics

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on March 28, 2011:

Nan Mynatt

So glad that you liked this one as well :) I am sure that you will find something here that will work for you :)

always exploring

I know the feeling, my dark circles and puffy eyes are a gift from my mothers side, and I have spent a fortune in the past trying to manage them.

I really hope that you have the same amount of success that Ive had with these recipes :)

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 27, 2011:

I'm sure going to try two of your tips, The tea bags and the oils for makeup removal. I spend too much for products that do the same as these. Thank you. Great hub.

Nan Mynatt from Illinois on March 26, 2011:

Excellent hug and I am going to try some of the tips!

K.A.E Grove (author) from Australia on March 26, 2011:


thanks I am glad that you liked it, you are so right, by making our own skincare we are lessening our personal impact on the environment.


that sounds lovely, will have to try it some time, thanks for the read and thanks for the tip :)

Dexi from New England on March 26, 2011:

Helpful hub, Nighthag. Avocado mixed with a bit of honey does wonders too. The smell is wonderful and fresh from many of these natural products.

FrugalGal on March 26, 2011:

Great hub!!!!! Very thorough. The added advantage to making your own products is that you are not polluting the environment with packaging.

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