How to Make Homemade Eye Cream Recipes

How to Make Homemade Eye Cream Recipes

Wrinkles are an inevitable part of the aging process, and the area around the eyes is notorious for developing wrinkles early. As people age, skin loses its strength, elasticity, and ability to retain moisture, therefore also losing its ability to repair damage quickly. Eye creams soon become your best friend.

The Benefits Of Using Eye Creams

Beauty gurus will tell you that you should start using eye creams in your mid-20s to prevent the development of wrinkles. After all, prevention is always better than cure. Eye creams help the skin stay fresh and supple by keeping it hydrated and protected from UV rays, pollution, and other causes of skin damage. For mature skin, hydration is essential in helping the skin remain elastic and repair itself. But don’t mistake eye creams for moisturizers because they are more potent than the latter.

There are a lot of anti-aging eye creams on the market today. You will notice that most if not all of them contain harsh chemicals you may not know can harm your skin. A lot of men and women have opted to customize their own eye creams to ensure that they have only natural ingredients that target their skin’s unique needs.

Try these homemade eye cream recipes with essential oils:

Recipe #1

Key Essential Oil: Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil is great for keeping the skin hydrated. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties, which help in healing and tightening the skin to reduce fine lines. It is one of the best essential oils for fading age spots by stimulating skin rejuvenation.


2 teaspoons shea butter

3 teaspoons coconut oil

1 vitamin E capsule

1 teaspoon aloe vera

2-3 drops of frankincense essential oil


  • In a saucepan, combine shea butter and coconut oil. Mix on low heat until the two ingredients thoroughly melt.
  • Once the shea butter and coconut oil have melted, remove the pan from the heat. Add in the aloe vera, vitamin E, and frankincense essential oil.
  • Place the mixture in the refrigerator until it cools down completely. Give it another stir then transfer to a jar.

Recipe #2

Key Essential Oil: Rose Geranium 

Rose geranium essential oil is a popular ingredient in cosmetics due to its antioxidant properties. It helps the skin heal faster from sun and pollution damage, which accelerates the signs of aging. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling.


3 teaspoons coconut oil

2 teaspoons shea butter or cocoa butter

2 teaspoons beeswax

1 vitamin E capsule

5 drops of rose geranium essential oil

5 drops of frankincense essential oil

2 teaspoons distilled water


  • Combine the coconut oil, shea butter (or cocoa butter), and beeswax in a saucepan. Stir and allow to melt over low heat.
  • Once the mixture is completely melted, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the vitamin E, rose geranium essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and distilled water.
  • Allow the mixture to cool down in the refrigerator.
  • Optional: Once cool, whip the mixture until it becomes fluffy.
  • Transfer to a jar.
How to Make Homemade Eye Cream Recipes

    Recipe #3

    Key Essential Oil: Ylang-Ylang, Clary Sage

    Ylang-ylang essential oil keeps the skin’s moisture and sebum levels balanced. It is also rich in antioxidants that prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

    Clary sage essential oil has high levels of antioxidants that slow down the aging process. It also helps reduce inflammation and improves circulation. This DIY eye cream containing two powerful antioxidants will keep your skin healthy in addition to preventing wrinkles.


    2 teaspoons argan oil

    2 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil

    2 drops of clary sage essential oil


    In an amber glass bottle, mix the argan oil, ylang-ylang essential oil, and clary sage essential oil.

    Recipe #4

    Key Essential Oil: Elemi

    Elemi essential oil stimulates circulation and prevents breakouts and pigmentation while helping the skin regenerate as well as fight signs of aging. Combined with frankincense and other hydrating ingredients, elemi essential oil will keep the skin looking fresh and supple.


    ¾ cup coconut oil or jojoba oil

    2 tablespoons ground coffee beans

    ¼ cup cocoa butter

    2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

    1 vitamin E capsule

    10 drops of elemi essential oil

    10 drops of frankincense essential oil


    • In a stainless-steel saucepan, combine the coconut oil and coffee beans. Put over medium-low heat for 1 hour while stirring frequently.
    • Strain the mixture over a coffee filter to separate the coffee beans from the coffee-infused coconut oil.
    • Pour the coffee-infused coconut oil into a clean saucepan. On low heat, stir in the cocoa butter. Remove from heat once the cocoa butter melts completely.
    • Immediately add the grapeseed oil, vitamin E, elemi essential oil, and frankincense essential oil.
    • Allow the mixture to cool down. Once cool, you may whip the mixture to give it a fluffy texture.
    • Transfer to a jar.

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      20 thoughts on “How to Make Homemade Eye Cream Recipes

      1. LAC says:

        I really appreciate it when you provide recipes! So helpful!
        It was funny this time, though, as the first thing I thought the title of this blog said was “How to Make Homemade Ice Cream Recipes”
        The versatility of essential oils continues to amaze me.

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