I’m really excited about this Vegan coQ10 & Squalane Eye and Lip Treatment recipe! First of all, it’s multi purpose. Two birds with one stone is always a good idea! Plus, it incorporates a few new ingredients that I’ve just recently discovered that work incredibly well together. Last, this blend of essential oils is so good for repairing and protecting the delicate skin around the eyes and lips.
This is a simple DIY that takes minutes to make. You can use it throughout the day or just in the morning or evening. It’s light and absorbs easily. Are you ready to find out why it’s an amazing new DIY you need to make?!
I get a lot of requests for vegan DIY skin care. I enjoy coming up with ways to make products vegan but until recently, I hadn’t explored Carnuaba Wax. Carnuaba wax comes from the Brazillian tree. It is a lot like beeswax but has a bit of a grainy consistency and is harder when used in a balm/salve. I found that was also the case for Candelilla wax. It’s a very small price to pay if you are vegan and want to create your own products. Carnuaba wax is great for lip glosses and balms because it has a slightly glossy finish. It does have a higher melting point then beeswax at 185F so it is wise to melt your wax before adding other butters and oils that need to be melted so you don’t damage the healing/anti aging properties of the other ingredients.
DIY Eye Treatment Ingredients:
We talked more about squalane HERE, not to be confused with squalene which is inhumanely derived from shark liver. Squalane is in the oil family but feels lighter and absorbs more easily into the skin. It’s actually a lovely moisturizer or serum on it’s own due to it’s calming, healing and antibacterial properties. Plus, it’s non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores. If you recall, I made THIS squalane serum a while back.
I love using coQ10. It’s a wonderful anti aging tool and I posted about it in depth HERE. What I love about coQ10 is that it goes a long way when it comes to repairing the skin. It’s also helpful to encourage collagen and elastin production. It’s great for dry skin types but as far as I know, has no adverse effects on oily skin types. coQ10 is something our bodies naturally produce until about the age of 25 and like everything else pertaining to anti aging, our body slows way down in producing it.
Vitamin E reduces inflammation. It also is a powerful antioxidant that strengthens the capillary walls and helps moisturize the skin as well as increasing elasticity. Did you know that vitamin E is helpful when it comes to keeping your other ingredients from going rancid? It’s shouldn’t be considered a preservative when used in water based products but it’s nice to add it to oil based serums and facial oils.
Frankincense is one of my top anti aging oils due to it’s ability to tighten the skin. It’s a great ingredient in toners because it helps reduce the appearance of pores as well as protect the skin cells. It actually slows the signs of aging. Geranium helps reduce the signs of aging by tightening the skin. It also accelerates the healing process. Carrot seed is a skin rejuvenator. It’s rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin E and antioxidants which are all anti aging powerhouses. I have reason to believe carrot seed oil helps greatly with protecting the skin against aging due to too much sun.
Vegan coQ10 & Squalane Eye and Lip Treatment
- 1/4 tsp. coQ10 (find it HERE)
- 1 tbsp. Squalane (find it HERE)
- 1 tsp. Vitamin E (find it HERE)
- 1 tsp. Carnauba wax (find it HERE)
- 3 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 2 drops Geranium Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- Fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water.
- Place a glass measuring cup in the water.
- Melt carnauba wax over medium heat. Remember, this wax takes a while to melt so make sure it is thoroughly melted before you remove it from the heat.
- Once melted, remove from heat and add squalane, vitamin E, coQ10 and essential oils.
- Mix and pour into a container.
This recipe makes a little less then 1 ounce. I used a pot like THIS. Feel free to double the recipe. Also, no preservative is needed and this product will stay good for at least 6 mos.
I love this DIY, have I already said that? It’s so easy to make and feels so good on the skin and lips! It’s jam packed with amazing anti aging ingredients that are natural and safe. This product is the poster child for “skin food”. And remember, we didn’t add water so a little bit goes a long way. This tiny pot is is a must-make!
P.S. And yes, those are my shark earrings. Shark we is coming soon and we take it very seriously at our house! Anyone else feel me on that!?
What can I use in place of the carnauba wax? Beeswax, shea butter?
Marie-Use beeswax but cut it down just a bit. You might have to experiment with how much. If you make it and find it’s too oily, you an always reheat and add a bit more beeswax.
Hi, great recipe! Can I combine only coQ10 & Squalane? What would the ratio be? Expiry?
Leela-Thank you! I’m not sure what you’re asking since this recipe does combine the two. Expiry is about 6 mos. on this recipe.
I made this recipe yesterday and doubled it as my s-i-l was interested too. I had no Carnauba wax on hand so I used Beeswax, thinking it was softer than carnaubaI used 4 tsp total and poured it into lip pots rather than tubes. AFTER SETTING UP IT’S HARD AS A ROCK AND CAN’T BE USED. There was a bit left over so I put it in a little glass mason jar. Today I plan to reheat it and add either an oil or shea or mango butter to make it soft enough to use. Do you think an oil or butter would be best?
Sue-It’s hard to figure out the different proportions for carnauba and beeswax. I would add more oil today and that should be perfect!
I reheated until melted and added 1 tsp squalans and a dew drops of vitamin E. Now it’s a perfect consistency for lip pot and still firm enough for a tube 😉
Sue-Great! I’m so glad you were able to save it!