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Homemade Eye Cream With Coconut Oil and Vitamin E

Updated on September 5, 2017
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Suzanne is a qualified Beautician with experience as a freelance Make-Up Artist.

Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Vitamin E capsules (3 capsules or ¼ teaspoon per ½ - 1 oz size container)

Supplies You Will Need:

  • Glass jar, lip balm tin, or a recycled contact lens case (use both sides)—the size is up to you, though small is usually best for eye cream products
  • Small saucepan (for melting coconut oil) or use microwave for 3 - 5 seconds on low or medium setting
  • Toothpick (wooden skewer or cocktail stick would also work)

Method

  • Fill your container with coconut oil.
  • This is solid at room temperature so either add the coconut oil to a saucepan to melt, or use the microwave.
  • Melting will only take a few seconds or a minute on the stove. Melt gently so as not to burn it. Coconut oil becomes liquid at 76 degrees Fahrenheit, which is not too hot.
  • Remove from heat as it starts to melt.
  • Pierce the vitamin E capsules and add to the coconut oil.
  • Use the toothpick to blend the two ingredients together.
  • Pop it in the fridge to solidify.
  • That’s all there is to this easy eye cream!
  • There is no need to keep it refrigerated. The oils will not go off or go bad.

To Apply:

  • Cleanse the eye area, removing all traces of eye makeup, foundation, face powder or concealer.
  • Use a spatula to remove a small amount of eye cream (more hygienic).
  • Wash hands thoroughly before applying.
  • Apply with your ring finger (least amount of pressure) lightly under the eye area, at the sides and over the eyelids.
  • This may be used morning and night if you wish.

Tips

  • Coconut oil and vitamin E are powerhouses in terms of skin benefits and this eye cream is a fantastic natural product that is 100% chemical, toxin, and synthetic fragrance free.
  • Do not use any ingredient if you are allergic to it before contacting your doctor or seeking medical advice. A patch test is always recommended the first time you use any new ingredient or if you have highly sensitive skin.
  • This eye cream makes a great gift idea for anyone! It is easy to make and it uses two easily accessible ingredients that will make quite a number of eye creams and save you money.
  • You could customize them if you wish by adding essential oil but always check first that the essential oil is suitable.
  • Evening Primrose oil is another great carrier or base oil that is excellent for anti-aging products so feel free to incorporate it into this. You could fill your container with half coconut oil, half primrose oil.
  • I highly recommend watching the video below as it is an excellent recipe and video of an easy eye serum which sounds amazing!

Fabulous Natural Eye Serum Recipe Using Four Oils

On Anti-Aging Skin Care

A skin care routine is not complete without an eye cream, so in my bid to utilize beneficial natural ingredients, I set about looking at products that would tick my boxes.

Using an eye cream or gel is something I have done for many years, to soothe the skin, reduce under-eye puffiness, eliminate those dreaded dark circles, and fight the aging process through the years.

Yes, anti-aging skin care with additional benefits has been a priority for me.

Admittedly, I have primarily used store-bought varieties that included anything from the Body Shop to the American brand Clinique.

I have used many different brands mainly due to the fact that I have worked for a number of top cosmetic companies including Revlon, Clarins, Lancome, and Trish McEvoy and had to try them out.

All claimed to have the elixir of youth in their eye treatment creams, gels or serums which came at a price—both financially and physically-speaking since some of them could possibly have harmful side effects.

Using Eye Cream

Now however, I have become more aware of the harmful ingredients commonly used in many brands and their side effects.

The delicate skin around the eyes is far thinner than the skin anywhere else on our face or body, with the exception of the back of the hands.

The eye area is prone to signs of aging, including fine lines, crow's feet, and deep set wrinkles as we mature.

Facial expressions such as laughing (laugh lines) and smiling are a natural cause of lines around the eyes that we cannot and should not avoid.

They do add character and make us human after all.

Benefits of Eye Cream

  • Improves skin texture
  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Reduces puffiness
  • Reduces dark circles
  • Smoothes and protects
  • Moisturizes
  • Nourishes
  • Treats wrinkles and fine lines
  • Prevents premature aging
  • Repairs sun-damaged skin tissue
  • Improves appearance of eye area
  • Improves skin discolorations
  • Treats skin disorders

Coconut Oil Benefits

  • Natural moisturizer
  • Protects the skin
  • Light oil perfect for the eye area
  • Absorbs into the skin easily
  • Removes undereye puffiness
  • Removes "bags" under the eyes
  • Treats wrinkles
  • Softens the skin
  • Antioxidant rich
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Contains sunscreen
  • Heals any damaged skin
  • Skin cell renewal
  • Anti-aging ingredient
  • Brightens skin around the eyes
  • Helps any psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis around the eye area
  • Antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties
  • Perfect for massaging oil around the eye area
  • Cost-effective ingredient
  • May be used alone
  • It is a carrier oil for essential oils

Top 10 Tips to Reduce Dark Circles

Benefits of Vitamin E

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Protects delicate skin cells
  • Anti-aging properties
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Regulates vitamin A
  • Treats skin disorders including psoriasis
  • Sun protection
  • Excellent moisturizer for eyes
  • Nourishes the skin
  • Strengthens the skin tissue
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Rejuvenates tired skin
  • Removes dark circles
  • Removes bags under the eyes
  • Prevents age spots
  • Maintains skin's oil balance
  • Natural skin softener
  • Smoothes the skin
  • Improves the skin texture

Do you use eye cream?

See results

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      Mani 2 months ago

      What ammount of coconut oil should I use so I can add vitamin e capsules according to it??

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      Chely 2 months ago

      There is coconut extra virgin that is already melted. I plan to add the proportion of 14 to 15 vit e gels to a 14 ounce jar. iCal refrigerate a portion for the eye cream. And the rest for body, face and hair use.

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      Lindseyswinton 2 months ago

      Great tips going to try them

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      antonella Abela 12 months ago

      Hi,

      I made the coconut and vitamin e mixture and i love it. the only concern i have is, do i have to leave it in the fridge? i left it out once and it literally turned into water by night.

      i assume it's not that great for travelling with?

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      Jules 15 months ago

      Decided to make and try before posting so I can comment. I have used expensive eye creams in the past and never saw any results. I felt these full of chemical products made me look older, caused irritation....and were a waste of money. These two simple products together...I do keep my little jar in my refrigerator...do make a diffierence. I immediately felt the skin under my eyes felt very smooth. Keeping it in the refrig since it's pretty hot here now and the coconut oil does go liquid...I find the coolness of the oil helps with puffiness. I have been using this for about a week and the under eye area looks smoother already. Best of all no chemicals or rash and all natural.

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      mabel 17 months ago

      I have both the ingredients, will make it soon. My coconut oil is in liquid form. Will this work out?Thx.

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      Anemix 2 years ago

      Suzie, thank you for sharing this, I think it is very important to know what benefits one gets from this creams and also how to apply it, coconut oil is great, for basically everything! thank you :)

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      BADU 2 years ago

      Dear , Suzie thanks for your lovely information. I really appreciate for your advice. please keep it up. so maney people will get benefit from you. i have bad puffines under eye . Now i will follow your advice. Thanks a lot. Take care.

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      abby 2 years ago

      this is very natural and easy to collect. my one question where we can get 100% pure coconut oil and pure vitamin E oil .please let me know it. thanks a lot. take care.

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      Cynthia B Turner 2 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Suzie, I notice I now have puffiness around the eyes, especially in the morning, which is not very attractive. I will be trying your recipe very soon! Thanks for the great information.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Suzie, this was a great hub. It had a lot of good information on making your eye cream and its many health benefits. Voted up for useful!

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      Jamila 3 years ago

      I'm going to try this at home!

      I never thought about making my own cream.

      Thank you for sharing this with us!

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      suzyQ90210 3 years ago

      I have read that you are not supposed to heat coconut oil or some of it's nutrients will be destroyed. I was also wondering if this cream could be used under makeup or would it be better to use at night? Do you have any other under eye treatments for dark circles and fine lines? Thanks!

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      torrilynn 3 years ago

      I found this article to be very useful indeed. I say that using natural products are always best. Good article. Voted up.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Cheers BEEZKNEEZ,

      delighted you dropped by and glad this was useful to you! Appreciate your comment!

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      BEEZKNEEZ 3 years ago

      I love this hub! I really need to try this out.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi cathie,

      many thanks for visiting and great to hear you found useful, appreciate your support!

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      Hamza Arshad 4 years ago from Pakistan

      great tips shared by u..i am happy

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      LOL, no worries, there has to be one or two that have escaped the vespa kitchen! LOL Hope all is well!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Steph,

      Many thanks for your interest and so hope you give this easy but powerful eye cream a go!! Appreciate your comment!!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Well, I'm sorry to say I don't have wheatgerm or pomegranate oils, although I do have the carrot seed. : ) Pomegranate is on my to do list, though!

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Wow! This sounds like a good idea. I'm going to give it a go!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      LOL . . . you are incredible, your kitchen cupboards must be stocked with so many ingredients! Every time I have a new recipe, in you come saying you have all the ingredients!! I WANT YOUR kitchen!!

      You will LOVE this and also I have to say the video with Sophie Ulliano is brill, great recipe using 4 oils you may have for a potent eye serum. Love it! Wheatgerm, carrot seed, pomegranate are 3 of them off the top of my head!

      Hope you had a good result and are relaxing with your feet up with a nicely soft, supple eye area!

      Appreciate your votes shares and pin my friend!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I'm going to make this eye cream today! I have all the ingredients and it will be fast and easy. I always use eye cream but a commercial brand. I'm happy to be able to make my own now! Thanks so much, Suzanne, for another useful and beautiful Hub. Voted up, shared, pinned, etc. etc.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi IslandBites,

      Many thanks, glad you enjoyed this, appreciate the visit and comment!

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      IslandBites 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Great hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Adrianna,

      Thanks so much for stopping by! Great to hear you are keen to give this a go, it's so easy to make and so good for the eye area. Cost effective too!!

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      Adrianna Joleigh 4 years ago from Europe

      Oh I'm so excited. I'm going to try this at home! I never thought about making my own cream. This is wonderful! Thank you for writing about this.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi MJennifer!

      I am thrilled you came back to me with your findings! What a lovely combination too of the Lavender (my favorite) and Neroli and Jojoba oil is a fantastic oil like coconut oil and one of my top choices in skin care. Thrilled to hear you had success and have enjoyed this today. You are very welcome with this recipe and your combination sounds lovely and will give this a go too!! Appreciate your input greatly :-)

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      Marcy J. Miller 4 years ago from Arizona

      Just had to check back in to let you know I made your eye cream, adding a few drops of essential oil of lavender and neroli (with a touch of jojoba oil), and chilled it. I have never, ever used such a lovely and delicate eye cream. Thank you for this most helpful recipe that fully lived up to the terrific hub with which you presented it!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Tamarajo,

      Lovely to have you check this out! Making your own products is great fun and beneficial to your skin, hair, hygiene, health and pocket! They cut down on many harmful chemicals too which are commonly used in branded products. What I have also found is many chemicals banned in Europe for example, are still passed in USA standards which is a bit frightening for my American friends across the pond. Hope you get to try this out sometime, appreciate your interest!

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      Tamarajo 4 years ago

      I have been transitioning to the all natural skin care products and just love them. They make great gift ideas as you stated. Thanks for the recipe and information on the ingredients.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Keeley,

      Appreciate your comment here, it really is terrific and saves you so much cash! The serum in the video sounds awesome too with 4 oils which I would love to try out sometime. Thanks so much for your genuine interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Cheers, wiqaralishah.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vellur,

      Thanks for visiting and commenting! I am sure you are familiar with these great ingredients from your own interest in skin care so it is great to have your support and thumbs up on this recipe! Much appreciated my friend in Dubai!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi maheshpatwal,

      Thanks for dropping in and making a lovely comment. You are ahead of other cultures in India with many ingredients for uses and Ayurveda is really interesting, I love learning about this and other cultural traditions. So good to hear you found this informative and interesting, much appreciate your input!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi MJennifer,

      Welcome and many thanks for your visit and lovely comment. I love eye cream and eye gel having used different ones it is hard to find one that ticks all the boxes. Creams generally cover some benefits and gels another. Hope you find this suitable for the Arizona climate and your needs. Sun factor is so important there with those temps too. Love to hear how you find this, appreciate your interest!

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      Keeley Shea 4 years ago from Norwich, CT

      I need this and am going to try the homemade recipe. I am spending a fortune and probably don't need to. Great hub!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vocalcoach,

      Thanks so much for your welcomed comments and interest. I have been gobsmacked at the lovely comments this has received and it is heartwarming to see. As one who has always used and worked within the cosmetics industry, It has been a real learning curve which I am so enthusiastic about. These amazing ingredients around us so much more beneficial than mainstream brands. Delighted you are planning to give this a go, keep me posted on how you find it, essential oils may be used for sure for added benefits just be careful on your dilution ration, I have a hub on this which shows the right amounts for different uses. Only a few drops of oil will be need for a small quantity of eye cream. Avoid citrus oils too as they may be sun sensitive and cause irritations. Thanks again for your interest, votes, shares and pin!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rajan,

      It is always a pleasure to see you visit and comment and delighted to link to your great work, you have so many. Simple is often best and it is so interesting knowing there is wonderful ingredients such as coconut oil and vitamin E that have great benefits to our skin and health. Your linking to mine, votes, share and pin are greatly appreciated my friend!

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      Wiqar Ali Shah 4 years ago from Peshawar Pakistan

      suzie you are so much good writter

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Thank you for sharing this. Natural ways are the best for skin. Coconut works wonders for the skin. Great hub.

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      maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

      Suzie.. Coconut has numerous health benefits and is very good for haircare and skincare. In India people have been using coconut for centuries and is widely used in Indian Ayurveda for the ailments of many skin problems..... Well written and researched hub... Loved it....

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      Marcy J. Miller 4 years ago from Arizona

      I've never found an eye cream I like -- they all seemed so harsh. I just happen to have coconut oil, vitamin E gel, and a whole bunch of essential oils on hand ... I'm about to go make my own batch, scented with one of the oils! Our desert sun is hard on my skin -- and now that the 100 degree temperatures are here my skin's already begging for more TLC. Thank you for the great formula!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hello Suzie - Well, your hub for Homemade Eye Cream with Coconut Oil and Vitamin E is a big hit! And it's no wonder. These 2 products are both winners. And now, thanks to you, we can make this ourselves!

      I love using coconut oil on my skin. Its very dry and after trying everything out there including an rx from the dermatologist, someone recommended I try coconut oil and I've never looked back.

      Can't wait to mix up this recipe for use as my eye cream. Will I look as beautiful as you? Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and will pin and share. Thank you suzie-cutie :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Suzie,

      A fantastic and such a simple recipe anyone can make easily at home. I am honored to have my Vitamin E hub linked here. Much appreciated.

      I'll be linking this hub to the vitamin E hub of mine. Thanks.

      Voted up, useful, interesting and awesome. Shared and pinned.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Nicole,

      Welcome and thank you for taking time to visit and comment. So good knowing you will try it out, look forward to hearing how you go!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rose,

      I know, it sounds so tasty being coconut oil and this oil is one of the best for skin care products! Thanks very much for commenting, much appreciated!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Michael,

      What a delight to see you! Them circles may be from burning the midnight oil too. This eye cream will certainly help darkness around the eyes and make sure you check out the video for 10 easy ways to prevent them in the future. Not enough sleep, water, stress and alcohol all are causes. Glad you enjoyed and have fun trying it out!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Janet,

      Lovely to have you visit and comment as always. Coconut is one oil that does a million and one things so is very useful to have and this recipe is one such thing it works so well in. Hope you get to give it a go!

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      Nicole A. Winter 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

      This is phenomenal, Suzie HQ, thank-you so much for publishing this, can't wait to give it a try!

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Coconut sounds great! Almost good enough to eat. :)

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      molometer 4 years ago

      This is just the ticket.

      I noticed those dark marks under my eyes just the other day and wondered what to do to get rid of them.

      Thanks Suzie for writing this informative hub.

      Now I know what to do.

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      Janet Giessl 4 years ago from Georgia country

      An eyecream with coconut oil? That's so great! I'm a real coconut fan. And your recipe is so easy to make.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Sounds good to me bravewarrior! I'm all for a bit of teamwork!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      You're a doll, Suzie! Together we can educate and turn the world around!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Done! It's a pleasure, I assure you.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, I would be honored if you linked my article. I want to spread the word and you can help!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks bravewarrior

      I will link it in to my hub if that suits you and for any other hubs that it is appropriate!

      Thanks for that, hope you enjoy trying it out!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Suzie, I'm a huge proponent of coconut oil, in fact I wrote a hub about its benefits for Alzheimer's patients and everyone's overall health.

      I have puffy eyes and nothing seems to help. I will try this homemade remedy. Thanx for your awesome organic solutions to expensive, chemical-laden OTC products!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi livingsta,

      Great to have my friend from UK visit! Thanks for commenting and so glad you enjoyed this. It really is this simple and so beneficial, hope you try it out sometime!! Thanks for the votes and sharing :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi debbie,

      many thanks for taking the time to visit and comment! These make IDEAL gifts for EVERYONE and it works out so inexpensive. I know with the capsules, buying a container of 400 would actually make 166 approximately of 1 oz containers (using the 3 capsules per eye cream) - MAD or what? Makes such good gifts for all occasions and lasts. Thanks for your interest and enthusiasm!

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow, another useful hub from you Suzie. Thank you so much for sharing this. Just two simple ingredients. Will definitely give this a try!

      Voting up and sharing!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      This is great! I can't wait to try it. I may make it as gifts for all my female family members and friends (and maybe for the guys too!)

      Thank you!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi pops,

      Glad you swung by for a dose of eye cream! What a lovely comment to make, I am beaming! Cheers for the votes of confidence!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks wiqaralishah!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi RTalloni,

      Congrats again today on your HOTD! Thanks so much for dropping by on this busy day you are having! It is so good to know this recipe idea is going down so well, it is so easy and is made in no time, making it very much a winner all around. Hope you enjoy making this and reaping the great benefits of two wonderful ingredients. Appreciate greatly you pinning and for your lovely comment:-)

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      You are definitely the gift that keepson giving! Up,and useful!

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      Wiqar Ali Shah 4 years ago from Peshawar Pakistan

      yes exactly suzie you are right this is most papuler in pakistan.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      The vitamin E oil is rather sticky so your recipe makes perfect sense! I'm looking forward to making and using this eye cream. Seems like it will be very soothing as well as beneficial to skin. Thanks for the info and recipe wrapped up in such a well done hub. Pinning to my Solve It: Skin board.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Good to know it is popular in Pakistan too!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Chitrangada,

      So good of you to comment here and I thank you! You are so lucky to have wonderful coconut in abundance as it is such a useful exotic fruit with many uses. Coconut anything here is pricey in the shops as it is imported. Appreciate your votes and for sharing on!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vertualit,

      Appreciate your interest and visit! Thanks for commenting and votes!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi lemonkerdz,

      Great to see you! I can imagine the altitude plays heavily on the skin and I remember in Turkey the villagers where I stayed looked so much older in the face than they actually were. Working out in the fields daily under the harsh rays and the altitude we were at, all played a part. Their diet was healthy so it was amazing how sun damage really showed. Hope you find this good, whilst it has some natural sun protection I would still use a higher block over it for ultimate protection. Cheers for the support and interest!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Diane,

      Many thanks for your interest, glad to hear you enjoyed are hoping to give it a go! Much appreciate your visit and comment on this easy recipe full of benefits and clear of nasty chemical! Enjoy!

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      Wiqar Ali Shah 4 years ago from Peshawar Pakistan

      exactly ChitrangadaSharan same in pakistan

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is an excellent hub, providing all the details one can ask about Under Eye Care.

      In India, coconut is found in abundance, thanks to its never ending coastal areas. We are in the habit of using coconut as food and as various beauty products.

      Thanks for providing the detailed explanation about making our own under eye cream.

      Very useful and informative!Voted up and shared!

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      Abdus Salam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      useful and informative great hub. thanks for sharing....

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Great hub Suzie, looks pretty easy to make up as well. Up here in the altitude your skin gets beaten up by the sun so any skin treatment is great and really essencial since looking at people up here they certainly age quicker. Thanks and lets see if it helps me to look fresher :-))

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      Diane Minton 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      Looks like all the Hubbers who are ladies needed it, a bit lengthy but so are my dark circles, could moan about them for days, all of the resources are much needed and i am going to make some of it...Thanks gotta go...

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Prasetio,

      Thanks so much for your comments, they are great to receive from you. Hopefully you and the family will get to try it out sometime. Thanks so much for the votes!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Delighted to see you my friend and glad this interested you! I know the feeling with the crows feet but a little eye cream still helps them! Appreciate all your kind words, time will tell but I have been delighted and surprised by the response this series has received and it spurs me on! Thanks for voting, sharing etc . . .

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi msshandriaball,

      Apprecite you stopping by, thanks very much for commenting! Hope you enjoy trying this eye cream!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very informative hub, Suzie. I had never heard about eye cream before. I am so happy that it can be applied for men as well. I'll show to my mom and my sister. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up :-)

      Prasetio

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hey Suzie. Great hub and I love coconut but I think my crows feet are here to stay. Another great DIY tip to add to your impressive and growing resume. Keep them coming, these hubs are timeless and you'll be reaping the rewards for years to come. Voted up, sharing, etc....

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      Shandria yanay Ball 4 years ago from Anniston

      great hub!I will be trying this.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      What good timing that was! Perfect for you to give this a go and use the 2 ingredients in other recipes so you reap the benefits and makes these ingredients cost effective. Vit E may be added to all recipes as an added kick or skin booster. if you have capsules even one or two added to hand cream, face masks, exfoliating scrubs or lip balms will help keep the skin in tip top condition. many thanks for everything Kathryn!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Ah Bill,

      What's a girl to do! I put together the idea of a range for men and the very first one I launch Bill doesn't wear Cologne! LOL You tell me the ideal products for you my friend and i will try to oblige with a tailor made range! I love receiving your comments, truly - you are the cause of many smiles in this household, that is for sure!! Thanks as always my friend, that coffee in Italy is getting closer, I can feel it!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Monis mas,

      Many thanks for visiting and commenting. Yes, you may use coconut oil on it's own if you prefer and in fact it is a great skin moisturizer so may be used on the face and body too. Appreciate your interest and question :-)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Susan,

      This has to be one of the easiest recipes and one of the most beneficial for the delicate eye area I have come across. The recipe in the video for a serum is amazing and sounds wonderful so I am also going to give that a go too. Hope you enjoy using this one it is so nourishing and does what it says on the tin so to speak! Thanks so much for your support and look forward to hearing how you find it! Appreciate all the votes, shares and pin!!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Yes, I'm glad you wrote this article before I ran out of eye cream! I'm getting low, and I am excited at the idea of trying this out soon. Thanks again, Suzie, you're a brilliant genius! And it is so nice to have someone I can get recipes for natural products from!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      As hard as I try I just can't relate, Suzie, but I'm here because you are one of my favorites, so keep writing these and I'll keep visiting with more nonsense to say. :) Good job, Irish!

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Fantastic idea, and an awesome recipe! Can I apply just the coconut oil, without making the mixture?

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds so easy to make. I have both ingredients and will try this soon. I'm rubbing my fingers together just thinking of the $$ I'll save. Thanks Suzie.

      Up, awesome, interesting, sharing and pinning.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi younghopes,

      Welcome and many thanks for visiting and for your comment. I love a nice eye cream or eye gel so I was on a mission to make one! The beauty of this the simplicity and the incredible benefits of the two ingredients. Cheers again!

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      interesting hub, never thought before that we can even make eye creams at home.