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Avocado Eye Cream

Avocado Eye Cream

I want to save money and learn how to make my own skin creams. I particularly want to make skin care products with pure ingredients. I’d like to start with an eye cream, since I have some crow’s feet wrinkles that are beginning. Do you have a recipe?

Eye creams are designed to be rich and emollient to help reduce wrinkles. The skin right around the eyes doesn’t have oil glands and can thus be prone to dehydration, especially as we age. The oils in this recipe are emollient and the aloe vera gel is very hydrating.

Experiment to find out which oil—avocado, apricot kernel, grapeseed, or sesame—feels best on your skin! My (fiftysomething) skin absolutely resonates with avocado oil, especially when used around my eyes. Grapeseed often works wonders for those with younger, oily skin, as it is a less greasy oil.

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, grapeseed, or sesame oil (or a mixture of these)
1/4 cup aloe vera gel

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Dab a little on your fingers and massage around your eyes, being careful not to get any in your eyes.

Makes 1/2 cup. Lasts about four months; keep refrigerated in a glass jar with a screw top.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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4:14AM PDT on Mar 12, 2015

this look helpful

2:46AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

great article

5:30AM PST on Feb 25, 2015

Thank you for sharing:)

12:45AM PST on Feb 20, 2015

fantastico

11:45PM PST on Feb 16, 2015

loving it

2:48PM PST on Nov 19, 2012

memo to self..avocado oil.

12:54PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

thanks for sharing

2:49PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

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2:49PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

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7:04PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

avocado oil? Where do you get this? I live in Argentina.

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