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5 Simple Ways To Make Shea Butter Eye Cream

5 Simple Ways To Make Shea Butter Eye Cream

The under eye skin is more delicate and drier than rest of the facial skin. It is therefore susceptible to pigmentation and wrinkling. Dark circles, fine lines and crow’s feet develop following lack of hydration. Shea butter is often used to moisturize the under eye area. It nourishes the skin, stimulates circulation and tightens it. Regular use of shea butter based eye cream helps maintain the youthful appearance of the under eye skin. You can easily make shea butter eye cream at home.

1. Shea Butter And Avocado Oil:

Avocado is an excellent source of natural fats and vitamin E that helps in maintaining the elasticity of the skin. Avocado oil is an important ingredient in shea butter eye cream.

Ingredients:

One tablespoon shea butter
One tablespoon avocado oil
One teaspoon vitamin E oil

Method Of Preparation:

Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter. Remove the melted shea butter from the heat and let it cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the avocado oil and vitamin E oil and keep whipping until the mixture attains cream-like consistency.

Shea Butter And Avocado Oil

2. Shea Butter And Coffee:

Caffeine present in the coffee beans helps stimulate circulation. It is known to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Its antioxidant effect helps reduce skin damage. To smoothen the under eye area, apply an eye cream that contains both shea butter and coffee.

Ingredients:

One tablespoon shea butter
One tablespoon ground coffee beans
Two tablespoons avocado oil
½ teaspoon grated beeswax

Method Of Preparation:

Place the ground coffee beans and the avocado oil in the top pan of a double boiler. On low heat, simmer for 5 hours. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the mixture to cool for an hour and then strain. Use a double boiler to melt the shea butter and beeswax. After the beeswax and shea butter had melted remove the pan from the heat and mix in the coffee infused avocado oil.

 Shea Butter And Coffee

3. Shea Butter And Hazelnut Oil:

Hazelnut oil absorbs easily into the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. To make a lighter eye cream, mix shea butter with hazelnut oil.

Ingredients:

10 ml shea butter
30 ml hazelnut oil
10 ml hemp seed oil
40 ml emulsifying wax
50 ml rosewater
350 ml distilled water
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
½ teaspoon grapefruit seed extract
6 drops cypress essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
6 drops frankincense essential oil

Method Of Preparation:

Place the emulsifying wax, water and rose water in the top pan of a double boiler. On low heat melt the wax. Make sure that the water does not boil. Add the shea butter and the hazelnut and hemp seed oil and mix well. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk until the mixture attains a creamy consistency. Allow the mixture to cool down to room temperature. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk.

 Shea Butter And Hazelnut Oil

4. Shea Butter And Coconut Oil:

Coconut oil moisturizes the skin and helps reduce wrinkling of the skin. You can add coconut oil to your shea butter eye cream.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons shea butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
½ teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil

Method Of Preparation:

Melt the shea butter and coconut oil. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until creamy.

Shea Butter And Coconut Oil

5. Shea Butter And Carrot Seed Oil:

Carrot seed oil is an excellent source of beta-carotene that helps fight free radicals and supports healthy regeneration of the skin cells. To boost the effectiveness of your eye cream, add carrot seed oil to the recipe.

Ingredients:

1 oz shea butter
1 oz wheat germ oil
½ oz rosehip seed oil
1 oz grape seed oil
2 oz olive oil
2 oz emulsifying wax
8 oz distilled water
10 drops carrot seed oil
10 drops vitamin E oil
5 drops sea buckthorn

Method Of Preparation:

Melt the shea butter and combine it with the wheat germ, rosehip seed and olive oils. Mix the emulsifying wax with water and melt using a double boiler on low heat. Mix the melted wax with the shea butter and oil mixture and whisk. Allow the mixture to cool down slightly and add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Shea Butter And Carrot Seed Oil





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