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DIY Dark Circle Eraser Eye Serum

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If you’ve got dark circles under your eyes and you’re here hoping for a natural remedy-this recipe for a DIY under eye dark circle eraser serum might be exactly what you are looking for! Dark circles are often just a repercussion of not getting enough sleep or water but luckily, once you address the cause and commit to a simple product once or twice a day, you can see great improvement quickly! Read on for this simple recipe!

DIY Under Eye Dark Circle Eraser SerumAs promised, I’m back after my post on dark under eye circles, to deliver you a DIY under eye serum recipe that should diminish this issue greatly.  You’ll want to read up on that post to help you discover the root of the issue. However, addressing the inside as well as using a topical product can help remedy the dark circles quickly!

I will tell you that this “eraser” is easy to make and fairly inexpensive. 

Just to recap-dark circles under the eye can be an indication of a deeper issue.  They can indicate that there is a liver issue or vitamin deficiency (B-12, D, E, K) or they can simply be from lack of sleep, allergies or thinning skin due to age. 

Let’s dive into a topical solutions, shall we?!

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DIY Under Eye Serum Ingredients:

First off I need to tell you about arnica oil.  Arnica Oil is often the main ingredient in joint cream for bruising, inflammation and pain.  Why does arnica oil work well for dark circles?  Arnica oil stimulates the flow of white blood cells, which process congested blood (darkness/bruising) to help disperse trapped fluid.  Pure arnica oil is hard to find.  I found many oils but they were a diluted version so I ended up with the essential oil.   

Next, I discovered that often dark under eye circles were due to a deficiency in vitamin K (broken capillaries and varicose veins as well).  I bought THIS oil.  It can be ingested or used topically.  I have noticed that my capillaries seem to be fading! Check out this study that showed topical vitamin K improved elasticity, dark circles and wrinkles around the eye.

I’ve also added lavender essential oil because lavender oil is the first oil you should ever grab when you know a bruise is coming on. Even though dark circles aren’t actually “bruises” from a trauma-they are still the same concept.  What you are seeing is blood under the skin.   Lavender oil can diminish the appearance of bruises immensely so it’s certainly the best essential oil choice for this DIY!

Vitamin E is another good addition because dark circles can also be caused by a Vitamin E deficiency!  Vitamin E is also helpful to restore elasticity in the skin.

DIY Under Eye Dark Circle Eraser Serum w/ Arnica

I used a 1/2 ounce dropper bottle (find it HERE) but below you can see the proportions in case you want to use a roll-on bottle or larger bottle.

DIY dar under eye circle eraser

DIY Under Eye Dark Circle Eraser Serum

DIY Dark Circle Eraser Eye Serum

Yield: 1/2 ounce

If you've got dark circles under your eyes and you're here hoping for a natural remedy-this recipe for a DIY under eye dark circle eraser serum might be exactly what you are looking for! Dark circles are often just a repercussion of not getting enough sleep or water but luckily, once you address the cause and commit to a simple product once or twice a day, you can see great improvement quickly! Read on for this simple recipe!


  • 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
  • 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 10 Drops Arnica Essential Oil
  • Top Off with Vitamin K Oil


    DIY dar under eye circle eraser


I used a 1/2 ounce dropper bottle but below you can see the proportions in case you want to use a roll-on bottle or larger bottle.

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I suggest using this treatment morning and night after cleansing and toning.  I will only take 2-3 drops dabbed right where the discoloration is.  You can also use this serum on your broken capillaries.  Vitamin K has been proven to fade and heal those. Follow up with an anti aging face oil and your anti aging beauty routine is complete!

Unfortunately the product list is all over the place.  The non-GMO PURE Vitamin E is from Mountain Rose Herb-as is the lavender but the Vitamin K and Arnica Oil are Amazon. You can skip the arnica essential oil and use Mountain Rose Herb’s arnica oil. It is olive oil infused with dried arnica and certified organic. There’s no way for me to know which oil is more potent and effective. However, I do trust MRH over the essential oil brand on Amazon. 

As usual-I would LOVE comments below if you are wanting to make this DIY under eye serum, have made it or just want to talk about under eye circles!!

xx, Jenni


DIY Dark Under Eye Circle Eraser


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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

31 thoughts on “DIY Dark Circle Eraser Eye Serum”

  1. Hi Jenni,
    Tyn here. Remember me? The one who requested for a very tall order of daycream?
    It’s been a month++ now and I’m still using the cream that u recommended (cypress).
    OMG !! I love it !!
    My skin is brighter, the scars are fading, less acne and smoother. I can’t help myself from touching my face 😍
    Tqsm Jenni !! Love u ❤️❤️

        1. Nadia-Hi! I’m not sure what you mean? Do you meant can we convert this recipe into a day cream? I wouldn’t because in order to make a cream, you’ve got to add a ton of water-it will be too diluted to actually make any difference. I don’t sell it and don’t have any Vitamin K to do a custom order. Sorry about that!

  2. I’ll definitely have to put this recipe on my growing to do list! I have both dark under eye circles, especially during allergy season, and some broken capillaries on one of my cheeks! Do you find this serum moisturizing enough to use as your sole under-eye treatment Jenni?

  3. Thanks Jenni! I have been wanting an essential oil treatment for my broken capillaries. I have very fair/ transparent skin so will definitely try this. (Once I have all the ingredients!)

  4. Hello Jenni
    How many drops of vitamin K when u mentioned top off with vitamin K. . .. Please advise. Thank you. I would to use ur recipe to try on my eye.


    1. Hi! I don’t know exactly how many drops-I just added the Vitamin K last and finished filling up the bottle. In one of my pics you can see the proportions or each ingredient so you can use any size dropper bottle. Hope that helps!

  5. You can infuse the Arnica oil yourself; it is usually done in Olive oil for medicinal purposes, but for face use I would try grapeseed or apricot kernel oil. I’ve only used it for pain and bruises, but I will give it a try for my eyes.
    PS – that much essential oils near the eyes isn’t a good idea; 3-4 drops at most if any. HTH

    1. Missy-I think so. I chose arnica because of it’s ability to help with dark circles-but helichrysum is so amazing that I think it would do just as well if not better.

  6. Which would you try first? This Under the Eye Circle Eraser or the Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick? I just started using your Anti Aging Facial Serum. I have the dark eye circles and crepey skin/wrinkles around the eyes. I’m new to essential oils. I saw the pin on Pinterest for your serum and that drew me in. Thanks!

    1. Paula-I love the Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick way more then the Eraser. I think it’s much more effective especially with wrinkles and crepey skin.

  7. Made this today. Ordered oils specifically to make it. Didn’t find a good price on vitamin K but after some research added rose hip oil instead of vitamin k. Hope it works!!

  8. Jenni, I bought dried Arnica Whole Flowers from Savvy Eco Living. Is it safe to diffuse the flowers and use use this instead of arnica essential oil for the under eye dark circle eraser recipe? Thank you!

  9. hi…i have really dark circles and have tried everything i could put my hands on. i’m planning to try this DIY of yours. the problem is am not able to find arnica essential oil. so what should i substitute it with?
    pls guide.thanks…xx

    1. Led-Arnica Oil is the ingredient that lightens the dark circles. If you can’t find the essential oil, maybe you could find the carrier oil. If you can’t find that, you might look in to finding the herb and infusing oil to make your own. I don’t know of another ingredient that is as effective as arnica.

  10. Hi Jenni- i love your stuff and have made several recipes! as i was researching EOs i saw arnica is listed as photosensitive. i thought that would be GOOD to know. using it at night would be no problem though.

  11. Jenni,
    Will be making this soon! So tired of always having dark circles under my eyes!
    Also, the links for the Vitamin K supplement and the Vitamin K Oil are to the same product on Amazon. Can you correct or send me the correct link to show the Vitamin K supplement you recommend/use.

    I have Systemic Lupus so am chronically deficient in Vitamin K, but my Dr is having a difficult time getting a Vitamin K prescription approved through my insurance, so for now, I must find my own until (or if) the problem can be resolved.
    Your help is much appreciated!

  12. I always thought they were heritage and I couldn’t help but make them up until my neighbor saw me without makeup and recommended a treatment from the DermalMd brand, under eyes. I am still using it, since it not only diminished the dark circle, but also reduces inflammation, I highly recommend it.

  13. I’m excited to try this recipe! I’ve tried everything in the world I could find to help with dark circles and have not found anything that works. I did find this product on Amazon which looks to be a good substitute for the Arnica Oil you recommended but it out of stock.
    Earth N Pure Arnica Essential Oil (Arnica Montana Oil) | 15 ML | 100% Undiluted, Natural & Therapeutic Grade – Alternative for Natural Skincare

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