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This Is A Dang Good Eye Serum, And It Cost Me $2 To Make

This DIY serum will hydrate and nourish the delicate skin around your eyes for a fraction of the cost of a high-end eye serum!

Jill Nystul • September 5, 2020

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Jill Nystul • December 20, 2023

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One of the things I really love about making my own health and beauty products (aside from the peace of mind of knowing exactly what’s going into them) is how versatile they are. The homemade eye serum I’ll be sharing with you in today’s post is a great example, because when I first encountered the recipe several years ago, it was originally intended as a basic face and body lotion.

But once I mixed some up to try it out, it occurred to me that it could actually make a really nice makeup remover. And it was only after I tried that that I realized it perfectly suited for the role of a moisturizing eye serum!

The purpose of an eye serum is to moisturize and revitalize the delicate skin around the eyes, and my homemade version is no different. But there are other reasons to go the homemade route that go far beyond what any store-bought serum can offer!

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Why Make Your Own Eye Serum?

There are plenty of benefits to making an eye serum rather than buying one, with the most obvious benefit being savings. Store-bought eye serums can go for anywhere from $20 to $100 (or more), while the cost of materials for my DIY version came out at around $2 total. (Yes, really!)

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The other major benefit of making an eye serum is customizability. For instance, I customized mine by adding one drop each of lemon essential oil (for its cleansing and stimulating properties) and lavender essential oil (for lash nourishment and skin-soothing effects), but you could just as easily use different oils or leave them out entirely!

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You should also feel free to adjust the formula based on your particular skin type and product preferences. If you prefer serums that are richer and more hydrating, you could use slightly more coconut oil than aloe vera gel, or vice versa if you want a lighter or less greasy serum.

So now that you know why making your own eye serum is a smart way to go, let’s get to the how! Here’s how you can make my all-natural eye serum at home. :-)

How To Make My All-Natural “Miracle” Eye Serum

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Ingredients:

*Note: Amounts are intended to fill a 1-ounce glass dropper bottle. If you’re using a slightly larger or smaller bottle, just aim to use roughly equal amounts of coconut oil and aloe vera.

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Directions:

Add the fractionated coconut oil and aloe vera gel to a small glass dropper bottle, then add the lemon and lavender oils (if using.)

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Secure the top back on the bottle and shake well to combine. Shake again before each use, as the ingredients are likely to separate over time.

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For best results, store your finished eye serum in the fridge. Not only will your serum last longer this way, but it will feel extra soothing when you apply it too! :-)

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Do you have a favorite eye serum that you use?

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