Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!
So what causes under eye bags?
As you age you’re more likely to experience bags under your eyes. Because the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weakens, this skin may start to sag. As a result fat that is normally contained around your eye may drop into the area below your eyes. In addition, this area may also retain fluid causing your eyes to look puffy or swollen. Typical causes of this include fluid retention due to hormone levels, salty foods or changes in the weather, lack of sleep, allergies or dermatitis. Heredity can also play a factor.
How to I resolve my puffy eyes?
It’s not always easy to know exactly what is causing your under eye puffiness, so starting by taking care of yourself is key. Curb your salt intake and manage those seasonal allergies with medication. You can also try using a neti pot, sleeping on your back, drink alcohol in moderation – and keep hydrated when you do drink! – use sunscreen, remove eye makeup before bed to prevent possible irritation, and don’t smoke. Cooling down your eye area also helps to relieve eye puffiness, and so this is where my DIY anti-puff eye roller comes in!
Made with aloe vera juice and caffeine extract, this DIY anti-puff eye roller also contains peppermint essential oil to for an instant cooling sensation. While this product won’t perform miracles in which your puffy eyes vanish forever, depending on the cause, it’s possible it can noticeably reduce your under eye bags when preventable causes are removed from the equation.
DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller
Using two graduated plastic transfer pipettes – one for each ingredient – or reusable glass graduated transfer pipettes, measure out the aloe vera juice and water soluble caffeine extract. Combine in a 10 mL roller bottle. Add one drop of the peppermint essential oil using a dropper or a fresh pipette. (You don’t want to use any more than one drop of peppermint essential oil as it’s pretty potent and you’re working with a delicate area of the skin!) Now pop on the roller bottle top and screw on the lid. Shake well to combine. That’s it!
To use simply apply the anti-puff eye roller under each of your eyes as needed.
Keep your DIY anti-puff eye roller in the refrigerator between uses. The cold not only helps to cool and calm puffy faster, but it also keeps the aloe vera juice from going bad. You can store the aloe vera juice, once opened, in the refrigerator for up to two months.
Want printable labels for your DIY anti-puff eye roller? Click here to download a sheet of printable PDF labels. Then print the labels on a clear full sheet label sheet suited for your printer type (inkjet or laser.) (I got my labels in bulk from WorldLabel.) Now simply cut out the number of labels you need – these would be great as DIY bridesmaid gifts! – and adhere to your roller bottles.
Also a huge thank you to my dear friend, Bambi, who not only help me to create this project – along with several others this past week! – but also so eloquently modeled my DIY anti-puff eye roller for me! (In exchange she got to keep some of what we made AND we got to share a bottle of wine together!) In addition to helping me to keep my creative drive up and going to hear all of the best bands in Roanoke with me, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios.
Bambi is also a recent breast cancer survivor. Having beaten the cancer through surgery and radiation treatments, she is now on a daily course of Tamoxifen for the next five years. And I’m thrilled to still have her around for the rest of forever. She’s also the super awesome friend that I created my natural burn relief spray and healing neem butter recipes for. (And lucky her, because she said they both worked fabulously for their intended uses!) So, here’s my gentle SHOUT reminder to please, please, please get your yearly mammograms by age 40 or even sooner! – age 35 – if you have a history of breast cancer in your family. They caught Bambi’s cancer very early on when she went in for her first mammogram at 40 with zero suspicions by her GYN that anything was wrong when she called and scheduled the mammogram for her during her yearly visit.
If you like my DIY anti-puff eye roller, then be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more beauty DIY’s and skin care recipes. You may also want to check out some eye care products I’m currently in love with like 100% Pure’s Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream and Body Merry’s Vitamin C Eye Gel Cream for Dark Circles & Puffiness. (I also love Body Merry’s Retinol Serum 2.5% – Anti Aging & Anti Wrinkle Face Serum which I’m currently using daily as part of my regular skin care routine. It not only helps to fight aging, but it’s also noticeably helped with my redness and occasional rosacea. And it contains green tea!)
If you’re looking for strictly handmade products you may like Wild Appalachian’s Extreme Caffeine Eye Cream, Delizioso Skincare’s 100% Natural Cooling Cucumber + Ginseng Under Eye Cream, Bumble and Co’s Herbal Antioxidant Eye Cream and Khakis Bomb Balm’s Wake Up Anti-Puff Eye Gel.
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