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Skin Care Series - Eye Cream
Today I want to share my favorite eye cream with you. It is super simple to make using only two ingredients - coconut oil and Vitamin E. In yesterday's post we learned that coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing.
This is what www.healthy-skincare.com has to say about Vitamin E:
Now that you know why we're using coconut oil and Vitamin E, let's find out how to turn them into an eye cream. First you need to find a container to make your cream in. The one in the picture is a miniature jelly jar. My guess is that it is between a half and one ounce. In the past, I've just used clean eye contact containers.
Fill your container with coconut oil. It is solid at room temperature and doesn't begin to melt until it reaches 76 degrees Fahrenheit. So, at this point I put it in the microwave for just a couple of seconds until it begins to melt. Next, you poke a hole in your Vitamin E capsules and add to the melted coconut oil. For the jar above I used 3 capsules. I use 1 capsule per side when using contact containers. Then, I use a tooth pick or wooden skewer and blend them together. At this point I put the cream in the refrigerator to become solid again. After that happens there is no need to keep it refrigerated. The oils will not become rancid.
That's all there is to it. When my sister was here visiting I let her try it and she was immediately hooked. So I made her up a batch and sent it home with her. About a week later she sent me an e-mail telling me that she LOVES this eye cream. She said it was better than the expensive stuff she was buying. And this costs nearly nothing per batch. :0)
I got the recipe for this wonderful eye cream from a fantastic book, "Return to Beauty" by Narine Nikogosian. It is full of awesome recipes using natural ingredients. Narine breaks the recipes down not only by skin type, but by season as well. I rented it from my local library, but it is one I would definitely invest in.