Many of you are familiar with my Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick recipe. It was my most popular post in 2013 and might get that title for 2014 as well! I ended up selling them in my Etsy shop and constantly sold out! In my opinion-this is the best DIY eye treatment I have ever found or made.
I don’t use many of my own DIY’s anymore because I am testing out commercial products so I can share them with you if they are really great. I do use this though. I keep it by my bed and use it nightly. I absolutely love it. My skin responds well to it and I believe it keeps those pesky under eye wrinkles at bay. I use it in between my brows (where my wrinkles are most prominent, thanks to my furrowed brow expression that I’ve had since a child and passed on to my youngest, ugh!) I also swipe it across my laugh lines because luckily I laugh as often as I scowl!
That being said… I have had to take this lovely DIY out of my Etsy shop for the summer due to it’s balm like consistency. It would melt in transit and I didn’t want to take a chance on sacrificing quality. I decided it was time to change the consistency and also change the formula to reflect the new things I have learned this year.
This is a very easy DIY and there are no worries of bacteria or contamination because this recipe contains no water. I added the incredibly effective rosehip seed oil as well as evening primrose oil. Evening Primrose Oil is an excellent choice for an eye treatment because it is known to even discoloration in the skin including dark circles. It is rich in omega fatty acids which helps slow down the aging process by nourishing the delicate skin that is so prone to “crows feet”. Evening Primrose is known to give the skin a tightened appearance as well as rejuvenate the skin.
I omitted beeswax because we don’t need it to harden the liquid and it really is not needed for this eye treatment. I also omitted coconut oil because I don’t feel like this oil is good enough for an eye treatment. I started to feel like it was more of a “filler” ingredient.
Of course I kept carrot seed essential oil and lavender because they are just fabulous for the skin, especially the delicate eye tissue. Carrot seed oil in this recipe makes this eye stick so much more effective! Carrot seed oil is probably my favorite anti aging essential oil! You can read more about that HERE.
Now that the eye stick is more of a liquid consistency it works perfect in a roller bottle. Over the last couple of months I have experimented with the roller bottle and the consistency of the eye stick and find the application is even smoother and gentler then the balm! I don’t really get a good roll on the ball of the bottle but the product is thin enough that it comes out nicely and evenly.
Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick
1 TBSP. Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil (find it HERE)
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Using a small funnel or a large dropper, add your mixture into roll on bottles.
Find roll on bottles with metal ball HERE. I love the metal ball with this treatment because it glides so smoothly across delicate skin.
This recipe will make about 6-7 roll ons. Since there are no worries about bacteria, these would be great to give to friends and family! They are so nourishing and moisturizing for anyone. My pores clog with everything but using this around the eyes, I have no issues so I would say this is safe for all skin types. Very little is needed. If you use too much, your skin will not absorb it. Plus, it’s so pure and potent, you only need a tiny amount.
Your DIY products are only as good as the ingredients you use.
Mountain Rose Herb is always a good idea when it comes to carrier oils & essential oils. I have linked them in my recipe so you can easily find what you are looking for. The majority of their ingredients are organic and the highest quality available!