Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
This Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment is perfect for dabbing around your eyes, on laugh lines, or other wrinkle prone spots.
I actually use it as a full face, neck, and hand cream, but since it tends to start out feeling slightly sticky on the skin – you will probably only want to apply it at night. When you wake up in the morning though, it will have left your skin soft, smooth, and silky!
- Rosehip Seed Oil – one of the best treatments for scars, wrinkles, and dry skin. Read more about it HERE.
- Raw Honey – which gently nourishes, moisturizes, and protects the skin.
- Sweet Almond Oil – a rich oil, that softens and soothes skin.
- 6 tablespoons sweet almond oil (or avocado or another rich, nourishing oil)
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- 1/2 tablespoon raw honey
- 2 tablespoons rosehip seed oil
- optional: about 3 drops of lavender essential oil
In a heat proof container (or recycle an empty, unlined tin can, for easier cleanup), combine the beeswax and sweet almond oil. Set the container, or can, down into a small pot containing a couple inches of water. This forms a makeshift double boiler. (You don’t want to ever melt beeswax in a container over direct heat, since it can be flammable that way.)
Once the beeswax has melted, remove from heat and allow to cool briefly. Add the honey and stir for one full minute. When adding honey to an otherwise oil based recipe, a lot of stirring is required, to keep it from beading out of your finished product.
Next, add the rosehip seed oil. We add this last because it’s a delicate oil, that should be stored in the refrigerator, and we don’t want to overheat it. You can also add lavender essential oil at this time, if you’d like.
Stir thoroughly again and allow the mixture to sit until it starts to slightly thicken. Then, stir, stir, stir some more! The mixture will turn creamy and opaque. Spoon it into a glass jar. This recipe will fill a little over one of the 2 ounce glass jars shown. (I usually buy those types of jars at SpecialtyBottle.com.)
Cap and store in a cool, dry place. Shelf life should be several months, but you’ll probably use it up before then.
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