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. However, I wanted to see if I could make it even more effective, easier to make yet just as popular as the original. This new & improved DIY Anti Wrinkle Eye Serum has truly rivaled the first.
This is personally my most used DIY. 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, pomegranate oil, sea buckthorn as well as evening primrose oil. All four oils are incredible anti aging ingredients.
DIY Eye Serum Ingredients:
Rosehip Seed Oil, as we know from above is one of the best anti aging oils. It is proven to reduce the signs of aging as well as rejuvenate delicate skin. It has been known to reduce scaring and lighten age spots.
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.
Pomegranate Seed Oil is an excellent oil for delicate, aging skin. This deeply penetrating oil has a high content of Vitamin C and helps protect and restore collagen. It improves elasticity and tone of the skin. It is high in antioxidants which helps improve the overall appearance of wrinkles.
Sea Buckthorn Oil is truly a nutrient dense oil that is highly effective in reducing the signs of aging. It contains vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B5, B9 (folic acid), B12, D, K & P. In fact, it contains 12x more Vitamin C than an orange! It also contains over 24 minerals and 18 amino acids. It is highly moisturizing, regenerates the outer layer of skin cells and contains 60 free radical fighting antioxidants!
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 DIY eye serum 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!
DIY Anti Wrinkle Eye Serum
1 TBSP. Sweet Almond Oil (find it HERE)
1 TBSP. Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)
2 tsp. Pomegranate Seed Oil (find it HERE)
1 tsp. Evening Primrose Oil (find it HERE)
1/2 tsp. Vitamin E oil (find it HERE)
1/4 tsp. Sea Buckthorn Oil (find it HERE)
6 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil (find it HERE)
12 drops Lavender Essential 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. 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. Less is more!!
If you’d prefer to buy this DIY, find it HERE.
Your DIY products are only as good as the ingredients you use.
Mountain Rose Herbs 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!
How many drops is 1/16 of a teaspoon? Maybe 1-2 drops?
Matha-Good quesion! 6 drops!
This sounds wonderful. Right now Mountain Roase is out of some of the ingredients.
Is the Shea butter necessary? I love it and use it frequently, but was hoping to avoid heating the other oils. Also, what about using rosehip oil instead of the meadowfoam seed oil? I already have the rosehip, and the meadow seed is a little harder to come by. Please let me know what you think. Love everything you do. Have been into natural beauty products and DIY for years, but like the way you make it hip and stylish:)
Elizabeth-Rosehip is excellent for the skin-I say try it-Everyone’s skin responds differently so this might be a good idea for you! Shea butter is great for rebuilding collagen-it can be omitted though. It does solidify once it’s sat a while so that’s why this eye stick always has to be shaken before use.
Thanks for the compliment! That’s my goal-to make DIY fun, easy and hip!!
Thanks! I have meadowfoam seed oil at home and like it very much as a hand oil – two drops on wet hands massaged into the skin until dry leaves my hands really velvety. Since the spectrum of the oily acids of meadowfoam is somewhat unique I do not think you can compare it to rosehip seed oil, Elizabeth. But I’m also interested in the answer as I have red rosehip fruit oil at home and would add it to the blend. But I’m not sure if that’s a good idea because it absorbs so well.
Is there any substitute for the Goji and Meadowfoam? I have all the ingredients, except those. Would pomegranite seed exctract work for the goji? How about jojoba for the meadowfoam? Thanks!
Diane-I don’t know of a good substitute like goji extract, pomegranate would probably be high in antioxidants but I haven’t worked with it so I’m not sure. rosehip would be great in place of meadowfoam or sea buckthorn oil! I suggest checking out Mountain Rose Herb for those oils. Hope this helps!
Hi Jenni, I wonder where is the Goji extract mentioned in the above improved Eye Serum. Just wanted to make sure that I didn’t miss anything.
A HUGE THANK YOU for your valuable recipes and the kind generous help you’re offering to your readers. May God bless you and your beloved ones
Iman-Hi! I originally added it but found it didn’t mix well and ended up omitting it. I thought I had removed it from the post. Thank you for your kind words!!
Thanks a lot dear Jenni. Actually, it’s not in the post anymore, I’ve seen it in some of the comments.
Just want you to know that you have been such a great inspiration to me in my frustrating journey. I’ve been struggling for almost 3 years to start my own small home business making natural skin care products & household cleaners using essential oils
Keep up the excellent work!
Wishing you more successful years ahead
Thanks again for all the awesome recipes and precious info you’re sharing
Thank you Iman! Best of luck to you and your business!
You did remove it from the post, however, there are several comments that mention it…that’s why it is confusing.
Maybe state somewhere that the recipe has changed and some ingredients are no longer in the “new” recipe?
Hi! I’m very new to all of this…this might be a silly question, but does the carrot seed oil work internally to help with age spots, or can you apply this eye stick to age spot areas?
Hi! I made this recipe today. I had the sweet almond oil, shea butter, carrot seed oil, and Lavender essential oil on hand and i ordered the rest of the supplies from lotion crafter. This recipe really goes a long way. I am super excited to see the results! Thank you for the recipe.
I’ve been looking online to find a conversion tool to convert the Vitamin E from tsp to drops… Would you agree that 1/2 tsp of Vitamin E is equivalent to 30 drops?
I looked it up and I found a conversion calculator that said it was 38 drops. Thanks!! Good to know!
Can’t wait to try this.
Is the doc adorable brand ok to use for all the ingredients?
Candy-I’ve been trying to find out about this brand for a long time because the products are so affordable. I have not found any bad reviews and have used them myself and enjoyed the results. Something just nags at me though-it’s just too good to be true. For now, go ahead and I’ll keep digging!
Jenni: mountain rose is apparently no longer offering Meadowfoam. Other than dr. Adorable, have you found any other reliable source. Do you still think dr. Adorable is ok to use? Thanks for any information. LOVE LOVE LOVE the eye stick.
Hi Daniela!!!!! I have not found anything against this brand. Honestly, I think it’s too cheap to be good. I am in search of a more reliable source though. Once I find it, I will update each post that contains this ingredient. I have even thought about using a totally different oil. For now though, I am using the Dr. Adorable and do like how my DIYs are turning out. I’ve found no difference in smell or texture between Dr. Adorable and Mountain Rose Herb. Hope you are doing well!!
Yes Jenni, I’m doing well and keeping you in my prayers as you and your girls travel thru this frustrating time of your lives. My daughter and her two young boys are going thru same thing.
Thank you for responding regarding the meadowfoam. Like you, I am suspicious of Dr. Adorable. Even the name portrays a fraudulent feeling. Wish Mountain Rose would replenish their supply. LOVE THIS EYE STICK so much and use it all over face, wherever wrinkles decide to appear.
Thanks again and take care of you and your sweet daughters.
Daniela-I’m sorry to hear about you your daughter-I know my parents are just reeling-it’s so hard on everyone! So many people have told me they are going through the same thing-scary how prevalent this is.
Yes, I agree-the name is what puts me off. I’ll get to digging and see if I can’t find a better source or even a better oil that MRH does carry. I have thought about Sea Buckthorn-an anti aging powerhouse-it’s just expensive.
Thank you Jenni for your response. I have ordered Dr. adorable.
Yes, these situations are hard on all family members and I agree it is way too prevalent in our society. Praying all the very best for your family.
As I cannot find glass roll on bottles is it a problem if i put the mixture in a glass bottle with a dropper??
Maria-I’ll check my links and re-link roller bottles but it’s no problem to use a dropper!
I have 2 questions about this product recipe vs the old recipe.
1 – Can you put in Frankincense essential oil into the new recipe? And if so how much would you recommend? I heard a lot of good things about it and I don’t know if it can be or should be added to it?
2 – I was wondering if there is still anyway to keep it harden form than liquid and then keep it in the refrigerator from melting in the summer? If so would adding coconut oil to it be ok?
I have been debating for a long while to male this and I really want to give it a try.
Thank you for sharing! I really enjoy all your information! 🙂
Erica-hi! 1. Yes. It’s a wonderful oil for this product-I would add about 5-7 drops. It’s a very gentle oil and great for inflammation.
2. Are you saying you prefer the balm consistency rather then liquid? In order to make it a balm you must add beeswax. THIS recipe is the solid recipe. It’s one of my top recipes so give it a try-I think you’ll love it solid or liquid!
I guess sense you mentioned beeswax could I just add beeswax to your new recipe to make it in the balm consistency. I like the balm but I like the oils you used in your newer recipe.
Thank you for taking the time to get back to my questions. It all sound better in my head and typing it out I sound crazy.
Plant therapy has the Meadowfoam oil in 2 sizes last I purchased. Plant therapy.com
I read once that rubbing itchy eyes due to allergies can break down collagen around the eyes and cause wrinkles. I am starting to see lots of fine lines and wrinkles under my eyes and I also have crow’s feet. Is this good for REVERSING or eliminating those wrinkles or only as preventive? Does it have a shelf life/expiration after making it? Interested in trying it but want to get a little more info first!
Hi Anne! This stick is great at reversing as well! It is possible to encourage collagen production and also when you nourish the skin, it often appears plumper and younger!
First let me say.. I am a great fan of you and your DIY recipes.. I would love to try few but I stay in India.. Is there a way I can get these essential oils in India? any particular brand you can suggest? Is it possible for you to check on http://www.amazon.in to suggest me good brand.
Looking forward for your feedback.
Sapana-I tried to go to Amazon.in but I couldn’t get there. I’m wondering if you could find Eden’s Garden? They are good. Also Plant Therapy is a good one. Thank you for your kind words!! I’m sure you should be able to find some good quality oils in India it will just take some researching! Good luck!
Is it possible to use macadamia oil instead of meadofoam fr the eyserum because in Greece where I live there isn’t the meadofoam. I love your recipies and I have made a lot o them.Bravo keep going with new ones
Christina-Yes, I have worked with macadamia nut oil and it is very nourishing and great for the skin! Thanks so much!!!
Is there a substitute for the lavender oil? I’m highly allergic to it.
Angee-Yes, you could use geranium, rose or cypress-those are all great anti aging oils!
Do you mean Rose Geranium E.O.?
Thank you so much for this amazing blog! I have only been making my own skin care products for a few months and have found a lot of misinformation around (recipes with no mention of spoilage, improper use of emulsifiers, etc.) prompting me to do a lot of my own research. Happily, I found your fantastic blog. I have made several of your products and they are all WONDERFUL. Thank you for your real generosity in sharing them and your knowledge! (Yes, your are my blog crush!)
Now for a small question. I would like to make your “new and improved eye stick” but am having trouble finding Meadowfoam Seed Oil in Canada and we are on the verge of a mail strike (Yikes!) so ordering it may be a long wait.
I have read some things that suggest Jojoba oil may be comparable and am wondering if you think it could be substituted in the same amount here. I know you choose your ingredients thoughtfully so will wait if you think it would be best to stick to your original formula.
Apologies for the long message but i wanted you to know how much I appreciate your blog.
Nina-Thank you so much! There is so much bad info. out there. I try really hard to make sure I get my facts straight!! I appreciate your kind words!
Yes, Jojoba is a great alternative-I love jojoba. You can also add extra rosehip seed. In my opinion, you can’t get enough rosehip! Good luck!
Hi, Can I use this as a face oil?
Angela-Yes, you can!
Hi ! Thanks for the great DIYs!! I want to order the Rosehip seed oil you suggested. But I’m just wondering about keeping it fresh. It says it needs to be refrigerated. I would like to use it to make a facial serum too. So does that mean I’ll need to refrigerate my DIYs I make using it? I’ve previously been using cheaper brands but I’m excited to try the mountain rose herbs!! Thanks in advance!!
Allie-I don’t refrigerate my rosehip. It’s recommended but not entirely necessary. When making fresh skin care, refrigerating is best but not convenient! I would say do what works for you and your routine. After re-reading what MRH says I will start keeping my bottle in the fridge but once I add it to a product, I won’t continue to keep it cold. I trust MRH and their quality so I think you’ll be very happy with the results. And just so you know-I love rosehip oil the best and use it in everything. It has done wonders for my skin and I’ve never refrigerated it! Hope this helps!
Is this the newest eye stick recipe, or you have newer than this? Thanks
James-No, this is the same and the newest one that I also sell in my Etsy shop! Thanks!
You hv free shipping on other products but not this one, correct?
Janet-I have free shipping on orders over $35. This one is under. Thanks!
I just found this and am eager to try it! Question – would you infuse this recipe with caffeine to add depuffing to this?
Thank you for your help and for posting this great looking option!
Carol-You sure could! I have a post for that if you’re interested! Infusing Coffee into Rosehip Oil.