Firming Eye Cream

Firmin Eye CreamHi everyone!  I will be doing a series on Beautiful Skin every Friday @ Primally Inspired!  My first post is on a DIY Firming Eye Cream!  It’s very similar to my Firming Eye Serum post but the moisturizing and anti aging benefits are not only short term but also long term as well!

View my Firming Eye Cream @ Primally Inspired HERE!



  1. Marci
    February 14, 2014 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Jenni – would love to try this too – my last order was out of this world awesome – you are a dear to let me try it.
    Let me know when you have this available to purchase on

  2. Kristin
    February 19, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Out of curiosity, would any of these firming creams work as a good breast firming/lifting cream? Do you have a recipe for one if not? I love homemade goodies but my girls need some loving too!

    • February 20, 2014 / 4:48 pm

      Kristin-that is a great thought! I would give it a go-you could also add Cypress Essential oil because it helps firm as well. Caffeine is more of an instant gratification thing but your idea is definitely worth a try!

    • Angela Elise
      December 7, 2017 / 6:47 pm

      THANK YOU Kristin for asking & of course Jenni for answering! While I know this post was a few years ago, I have been making my own skin care products (mostly facial), but have wanted explore what might help the breasts mostly in texture, appearance & who wouldn’t want firming too right!!?? Lol
      I have read oils are good for the breasts, and an added benefit for monthly self checks because things are easier to feel. However, my question is:
      what would be the most beneficial blend to use for firming & tightening? I know what to do internally, as well as balance and exercise. I’ll take as many suggestions as I can! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!
      Angela Elise

  3. arti
    February 21, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I love the idea of making my own cream! I have never used anti-aging products before for fear of what would happen when I stopped using them. I figure the wrinkles would come back rapidly (& maybe even more wrinkles than before) since anti-aging products falsely “healed” them. Whether that is true or not, would this cream require continual use or would I be able to stop using it after a while without any reversal of what the cream accomplished? I’m not even sure if this makes sense! I have this same question for your brow thickening serum & the lash lengthening serum. Thanks for any info on this!

    • February 21, 2014 / 4:20 pm

      Arti-Hi! Because there are no artificial ingredients or chemicals in my recipes, you don’t have to worry. Caffeine works short term-it will tighten once it’s applied but it is not going to give you long term results. Long term results come from regular exfoliation and nourishing. Keeping skin happy and hydrated goes a LONG way in combating wrinkles.
      The brow and lash serum work because they are nourishing the lashes and revving up circulation. You don’t have to worry about any reversal or hair falling out-everything in those serums, your hairs will love!

  4. Angie
    February 23, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    I really love this recipe! I was wondering if you could put this in your etsy shop for sale. I am a new mom and do not have time to make it but my face desperately needs it. Thank you!

    • February 24, 2014 / 3:51 pm

      Hi Angie-I have gotten a lot of requests for this so I for sure am! I am waiting on the jars to put them in, once I have those I will post them on Etsy! Thanks!!

      • Jeri
        March 19, 2014 / 1:12 pm

        Can’t wait for that one!

        • Marci Swetmon
          March 19, 2014 / 3:59 pm

          Can’t wait to try the firming eye cream. Please let us know when available Jenni……Marci

  5. Marci Swetmon
    March 26, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    Hi Jenni – looks like I missed it – please tell me again how to make a custom order so I can place an order for your next batch.

      • Marci Swetmon
        March 27, 2014 / 3:34 pm

        Thanks Jenni – I’m looking forward to it. Please give me a heads up the before you plan on listing it if you can so I will know to be on the lookout for it.
        Thanks again…..Marci

  6. Wendy
    April 16, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Hi Jenni, I have been trying the link to the firming eye cream, and I cant get through.. Any way you can you send me the recipe?? I read it yesterday, and bought most of the ingredients, was hoping to try a batch soon.. I cant wait! Looks AWESOME! I used to use dermalogica as well, loved it, but I started doing research on the actual ingredients, and was super bummed..parabens are b.a.d.!

    • April 17, 2014 / 10:40 am

      Wendy-I had a hard time getting to Primally Inspired’s sight yesterday-Here is the recipe-

      1/4 cup green tea (find it HERE)
      1/4 tsp. citric acid (find it HERE)
      1 tbsp. rosehip seed oil (find it HERE)
      1 tbsp. sweet almond oil (find it HERE)
      1/4 tsp. vitamin E (find it HERE)
      1 tsp. emulsifying wax (find it HERE)
      1 drop carrot Seed essential Oil (find it HERE)
      3 drop lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

      1. Brew a cup of green tea.
      2. Fill two medium sauce pans about half way full of water.
      3. Place a glass bowl with a spout in each pot and turn on stove to medium heat.
      4. Add wax, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E oil and sweet almond oil to one pot.
      5. Add green tea and citric acid to the other pot.
      6. Heat both mixtures until the emulsifying wax has totally melted.
      7. Check temperatures of both pots with a thermometer. (like this ONE)
      **BOTH mixtures must be the same temp before you combine them or your cream won’t set.**
      8. When both your oil mixture and water mixture reach around 130 degrees, pour your water mixture into your oil mixture.
      9. Use a hand held blender (like this ONE) and mix your cream.
      10. Continue to mix periodically (every 10 minutes or so) until you notice that water is no longer separating on the bottom. This tends to take about 30 minutes to an hour.
      11. Once fully mixed, add essential oils then pour into containers.

      • Gina
        January 28, 2016 / 12:32 pm

        When I try to ( Find It Here ) nothing

        • February 1, 2016 / 1:15 pm

          Hi Gina-I just corrected the post. I made a limited batch and sold it in my Etsy shop. I found that I prefer selling my Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick-find it HERE because it is more potent and pure. I still love this recipe because sometimes you just want a light cream that soaks in quickly but I just won’t be selling it. So sorry!

  7. Laura
    June 17, 2014 / 8:01 am

    Hi Jenni,
    I was looking on the Mountain Rose Herb website to gather my ingredients to make this recipe. The emulsifying wax is not considered “a benign and natural additive because of its heavily manufactured nature and alcohol content”. Is this safe to use? Especially around the eye area? What about using Cree Bellini wax? Or something else? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks, Laura

    • Laura
      June 17, 2014 / 8:04 am

      Sorry. Should say cera bellina wax. Very annoying when the computer decides to spell for you!

    • June 17, 2014 / 9:40 am

      Laura-I dislike using emulsifying wax. It is highly processed and has no benefits for the skin. The problem is, if you want a cream, it’s necessary. No other “emulsifiers” I’ve found bind oil and water without leaving you with a huge mess. I use as little as possible and often get complaints that my recipes are too thin and watery but I wanted to provide a recipe for people that just prefer a cream. The best option is to create a serum for your eyes with no water. It won’t penetrate as well but it is very pure. If you want to do that, just omit the water, wax and citric acid. I have never heard of cera bellina wax-I will be checking it out though! Thanks!!

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  9. Diane
    August 5, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    What is the benefit of the citric acid? Thanks!

  10. Diane
    August 8, 2014 / 8:09 am

    I have all the ingredients except the Citric Acid. Is this essential? What properties does it have? Thanks.

    • August 8, 2014 / 9:17 am

      Diane-The citric acid lowers the pH. It allows this cream not to have a preservative because the lower the pH, the less bacteria grows. If you omit it, your cream will be fine but the shelf life will be much less-like possibly only a week.

      • Diane
        August 8, 2014 / 9:38 am

        Got it. Makes sense. What is the self life with the Citric Acid? Should I use this in all DIY creams?

        • August 8, 2014 / 12:01 pm

          It’s really hard to say. Bacteria and Fungus growth depends on how sterile the process of making the cream was and the amount of essential oils you use. Plus testing your pH will give you some insight too. A pH of 3 will inhibit quite a bit, where as a pH of 6 you have more chance of bacteria growth. I have written more about this HERE. I have included citric acid in all my cream recipes on this blog. If you aren’t using a strong preservative (which I don’t condone!) then you need to use a pH adjuster.
          I have recently tested my products and am finding very low bacteria levels on a cream that is about 2 mos. old with no preservative, just citric acid. Hope this helps-preserving creams is a very complicated issue!

          • Diane
            August 8, 2014 / 12:20 pm

            All great info to know! Thanks so much!

  11. beth
    February 16, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Hi! thanks for this wonderful recipe. I was wondering if I could use Aloe in this particular recipe,,and if so, about how much?
    my eye area is so sensitive and I’m pretty sure the aloe may be more soothing for me

    • February 21, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Beth-You could-I would use it in place of the water! You want to keep the same amount of water in the recipe so you could do 1/2 aloe and 1/2 water as well!

  12. Cheri
    February 23, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Hi Jenni,
    I’m interested in making this cream, but I have a nut allergy. What would be the next best thing to Sweet Almond Oil?

    • February 28, 2016 / 9:54 pm

      Cheri-You could use Evening Primrose, Meadowfoam Seed, Apricot Seed, Pomegranate Seed or even Olive Oil.

  13. Tracey Brummer
    February 28, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Hi Jenni,
    I just found your recipes and have some questions. It says not to use neodefend with l-ascorbic acid. I like using vit. So will this cause a problem if I use a vit c in another product with a product with neodefend in it? Also do you ever use argan or baobab oil in your recipes?

    • February 28, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Tracey-I hadn’t heard of that-I’ll look into it cause I like to add the L.Ascorbic acid to my lotion that contains neodefend! Where did you find this info.? I have a tiny bottle of argan that I plan to use soon but I have not worked with baobab oil yet!

  14. Karen
    February 28, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    If I put this in an airless pump bottle, will that help with shelf life?
    Thank you

  15. Debbie
    December 1, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    When I click on “one like this” on the thermometer, it goes to the blender. When I click on the one that is for the blender, it also goes to the blender. So….which type of thermometer?

    • Jenni
      December 10, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Debbie-Thank you for pointing that out! I’ll get that fixed! I use a thermometer like THIS.

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