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!
As 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?!
More DIY Eye Serums & Treatments:
- Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick
- Coffee Infused Eye Cream
- Calendula Eye Balm
- Easy Caffeine Infused Roll On
- Firming Eye SeruFirming Eye Cream
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
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)
- 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 10 Drops Arnica Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- Top Off with Vitamin K Oil (find it HERE)
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E Oil
- 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Arnica Essential Oil
- Top Off with Vitamin K Oil
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.
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!!