This week for our DIY Sunday Clean Beauty recipe I’ve got something really special coming your way: a super-nourishing under-eye oil!
Why an under-eye oil, you ask? I’m so glad you did! We know we need to treat the skin under our eyes especially gently and with products sensitive enough yet powerful enough to do the job. This DIY under eye oil recipe has been created with those ideals in mind.
Oils work to serve a similar purpose as the more traditional eye creams. They can be made with completely natural, herbal and botanical ingredients, and are especially great for dry or sensitive skin. This Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Under Eye Oil recipe is a great choice for hydrating the delicate skin underneath the eyes overnight, and is light enough for daytime use.
Organic dried Rose Petals and Organic Hibiscus Flowers are slowly infused into Sweet Almond oil- which, thanks to its anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties, works to improve skin tone and complexion, lighten dark circles and reduce puffiness.
- Rose Petals are high in Vitamin C, a vitamin can help protect skin cells from damage, and the natural oils found in roses help lock moisture into the skin, keeping skin feeling smooth and supple.
- Hibiscus is a natural antioxidant that firms and lifts the skin. The flowers contain a firming agent that works to smooth out wrinkles. Not to mention it’s high mucilage content hydrates and moisturizes.
- Rosehip oil is added for its wonderful anti-aging properties. It works to heal scars, fade age spots, and fight wrinkles and sun damage. It also helps to increase cell turnover and combat dark under eye circles.
- This under-eye oil also includes Sea Buckthorn Oil. Sea Buckthorn oil (which happens to be our favorite ingredient of the month) is known for its healing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. It is a great natural cleanser and exfoliator.
- Geranium Essential Oil is added for its power to fight wrinkles, as well as for its astringent properties and its abilities to fade scarring.
What You’ll Need:
- 10 mL Rollerball Container (you can get a pack of these on Amazon, HERE.)
- Glass or Plastic Pipette for transferring oil. (Like THIS. This is optional but definitely helpful!)
- Glass Jar for Infusion
- 1-2 tbsp Dried Rose Petals
- 1-2 tbsp Dried Hibiscus
- Sweet Almond Oil
- Rosehip Oil
- Sea Buckthorn Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
First you’ll need to make the herbal infusion. The amount you make will entirely depend on how big the glass jar is that you’ll use. But to start, try 1-2 tbsp of the dried botanical ingredients and pour in enough sweet almond oil to cover the mixture.
For a slow infusion, you can leave this mixture out in a sunny spot for 1-2 weeks to allow the herbs to solar infuse into the oil. If you’re a tad more impatient, you can set the glass jar in a pot of hot (but not boiling) water and let it infuse for a few hours before moving onto the next step.
Now it’s time to strain the herbs from the oil. You can use a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer for this. 1 tsp of this infused oil will go into your final product. The rest you can use as a refill or as a facial or body oil. Store it in a cool, dry location.
Transfer 1 tsp of the infused oil into your rollerball using the plastic pipette. Next, add ½ tsp of Rosehip Oil and ½ tsp Sea Buckthorn Oil. Finish with 2 drops of geranium essential oil and voila! Your Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Under Eye Oil is ready to use!
Use in the mornings on freshly cleansed skin and allow to sink in fully before applying any makeup; OR use at nighttime after your normal cleansing routine to soak in all the goodness all night long.