Thursday, March 1, 2012

Taking Care of Yourself-Part 3


I want to give you my recipe for eye cream today.  You may wonder why you need an eye cream when you use a moisturizer.  The reason is that your skin under your eyes tends to stay dry, you don’t have any oil glands right in that area.  Also, we get laugh lines there and we don’t want them there. 
The key to less wrinkles is moisture, moisture, moisture.
Enjoying life 
This woman is beautiful and I don’t know her, she is from Microsoft word.  She just had some of those “you know whats” around her eyes.
As we age, and I am talking from 18 on, our skin starts to dry out, or produce less natural oils.  So, we need to put it there.  I even have my 18 year old daughter putting some on at night before bed.  She thinks I am silly, but she will thank me later.
This eye cream contains lots of oils and moisture.  Now you can’t find many of these items in your grocery store so below is a great link to a Christian company that I like to deal with.
http://essentialwholesale.com
Another is http://thesage.com
I have dealt with both and like them. 
Under eye cream
1 1/2 teas. Aloe Butter
1 1/2 teas. Wheat Germ oil
1 teas. Camelina oil or Jojoba oil
1 1/2 teas. Shea Butter
1 Table. Jojoba oil
9 drops of Optiphen (a preservative-this one is very gentle.  Preservatives are necessary or you will be putting mold on your face)
1/4 cup distilled water
9 drops Wheat protein oil
1 Table Emulsifying Wax
4 drops of Vitamin E oil
To make mix all of the oils and melted butters together and set aside.  Then melt Emulsifying Wax in the water in the microwave.  Pour water mixture into oils as you are mixing with a stick blender or a blender.  Last pour in the preservative and blend once more for about 45 seconds.  As soon as you are done pour into the container that you want to keep it in.  Let it cool and then use on your eyes at least at night before bed.  You can use it in the morning as well.
Don’t worry about having all of these ingredients left over.  Next I have a great moisturizer and a scrub for you that will contain many of these. 

Enjoy!!
Jeannie

3 comments:

  1. How'd you get my picture? Just kidding....
    Although I don't have all those laugh lines as this gal, I do tend to look tired around my eyes. I hadn't thought of it as a moisture issue, so I will have to give this a look.
    Thanks for linking up to NOBH!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe! I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing with NOBH! Smiles -

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  3. Thanks for the recipe! I think I'll check it out and give it a whirl.
    ~~Lori
    PS I found you from Country Momma Cooks.

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