Pictured is a small container of the special cream I have been using on my face in the last year. It is a modified recipe that I found on Pinterest. Gotta love Pinterest. Other than days I need sunscreen on my face, this is the only cream I use on face, around my eyes and elsewhere on my vast body. Lol. My ortho surgeon is very please with how well it healed my first knee scar. He thinks it looks amazing. His only recommendation was a little Vitamin E. Well mine does better than that.
If you have been reading DIY blogs on going organic, making your own homecare products or your own health and beauty products, you see over and over to use organic coconut oil, which, when heated, becomes oil. At room temperature coconut oil's consistency is more similar to a nut butter, which is really what it is. A year ago I decided to try a recipe found on Pinterest for coconut oil and vitamin E. I have had so many skin issues with irritation from various creams and lotions, some quite expensive and you hate to throw those ones away. I made my first batch. I wish I had taken a before picture, or after. But I didn't. Too shy.
I had zero irritation. All eye creams used to make the skin around my eyes itch just a tiny bit. Never got relief from it. Now I had none. My skin was smooth and clearer looking after two-3 weeks. Tiny lines not visible. The magical lotion soaked into my skin rather than lay on top of it, like it felt so many other lotions/creams would do over the years. It does feel a little oily when you first apply, but soaks into the skin in about 10 minutes. When this batch ran out, I made a new one. And tweaked it.
This time I added Evening Primrose Oil. I read that it helped reduce inflammation and puffiness under the eyes when taken internally and might help reduce those pesky black circles. I thought, if it works when taken orally and run through all that plumbing, what would happen if you just put it right on your skin? So I added some to my next magic lotion batch. Wow. It wasn't a really big wow but I could see a difference. It was a bigger improvement than I had seen from all my years of expensive lotions and potions. I have very little lines around my eyes for someone my age. My forehead lines have been there since grade school. Do not think they are going away without the benefit of Botox. Not going there. Not yet anyway. Call them expressive lines. I just express myself more than some people. Lol.
Ready to try it? Here ya go...
1/3 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
3 Vitamin E gel capsules
1 Evening Primrose oil capsule
Heat coconut in microwave safe bowl for just a few seconds. Snip the capsules with a scissors and squeeze the contents into the coconut. Stir until well mixed. I mix this into 3-4 small pots that used to contain the really expensive stuff. Refridgerate for a few hours to make solid again. Keep cold until ready to use that pot.
Note: in the summer cool in refridgerator if it gets too oily and warm. The cool will feel great on your face. In the cold months of the winter, the magic lotion with be a bit thicker. You could add more capsules to thin it out or just keep your pot under a bedside light seems to be enough heat to thin it out. I am not bothered by the thickness. I find that if I grab a small chunk I can just smooth it out on my face.
My husband has switched to this magic cream. My son so far just uses straight coconut oil. As a teenager though, when he uses it consistenly his skin is clear and breakout free.
Please let me know if you make your own and how it went and any tweaks you made to the recipe. It really is simple and easy and lasts a long time. Costs pennies compared to my $55 pots of cream that didn't do the job and were only lasting about 7-8 weeks. Sad really the amount of money I spent. Will I go back to the expensive stuff? Maybe if there is a guaranteed cream for the deep forehead lines that have been there for many decades.
Stay soft. ~ Sandy
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Keep being creative, Sandy