Homemade Carrot Seed Eye Balm
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Nourishing ~ homemade carrot seed eye balm
Finding the perfect eye cream is a real struggle for so many of us. There are so many options out there, some great and some a total waste of money. I have searched high and low for an eye cream that I was not allergic too, or that would not cost me my firstborn’s college savings. It really never entered my mind at the time that I was capable of concocting my own at home. Enter this homemade carrot seed eye balm that I look forward to dabbing on every night. It is so silky smooth and nourishing. I have been using it for a little over a month now and have seen marked improvement with fine lines and dark circles. I also use it on and around my lips and have noticed less chapped skin, replaced by softer, smoother looking skin.
Let’s chat about the ingredients:
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Creating the perfect homemade carrot seed eye balm requires the perfect blend of healthy oils, here’s why:
Shea Butter: Nature’s perfect moisturizer. It boasts essential fatty acids and SPF 6 while delivering vitamin A and E to your skin. It absorbs quickly and easily without becoming greasy.
Cocoa Butter: Contains several antioxidants (polyphenols and flavonoids to name a couple), fatty acids and moisturizes effectively. Helps stimulate collagen production.
Coconut oil: Highly moisturizing, antifungal, anti-aging
Almond Oil: Contains antioxidants that can protect against UV damage and lessen past UV damage. Reduces under eye puffiness and dark circles. Another added benefit is that this oil is highly effective against psoriasis and eczema. It is very high in Vitamin A and E as well.
Jojoba Oil: A natural emollient, effectively prevents clogged pores and balances skin’s natural oils. In addition, it prevents future signs of aging and helps smooth fine lines.
Argan Oil: Full of antioxidants, fatty acids, Vitamin A and E and promotes cell repair.
Vitamin E: Helps to block free radical damage and promotes cell renewal. This oil also assists in lightening dark spots and encourages natural collagen production.
Carrot Seed Oil: Contains a large amount of vitamin C, K, and E, all of which promote collagen production and help fight against UV damage. Contains carotenoids that really aid in the fight against damaging consequences caused by pollution and UV rays.
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Share with Friends or Make as Gifts
After I made my first batch of homemade carrot seed eye balm, I was so in love that I had to share it with a couple of my friends. One of my friends is impatiently waiting for me to post this recipe as her MIL snatched it up and also fell in love with it. This would make an excellent addition to anyone’s beauty routine. Think about making this for your children’s teacher(s), a future bride, a new Mom, your own Mom. Mother’s Day is coming soon. Whoever you choose to prepare this eye balm for, make sure to keep some for yourself.
My favorite time of day to dab this on is right before bed, or on weekends after a shower. You may put it on in the morning or before you apply your make-up, however. I like to gently touch the balm to my eye and allow it begin to melt (it will do so nearly immediately). Next, I dab it very gently with my pinky or ring finger beginning where your eye meets your nose and working my way to the side of my face. Don’t forget to put any extra on your lips, or forehead.
|Cook Time:||5 min|
|Prep Time:||5 min|
|Total Time:||10 min|
* 1/4 cup cocoa butter
* 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
* 1/2 teaspoon of beeswax pellets (optional if you live in a very warm climate to help it keep its shape or if you are putting in chapstick tubes)
* 1/2 teaspoon almond oil
* 1/2 teaspoon argan oil
* 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
* 10-15 drops of carrot seed oil