Guest Post: Homemade Cucumber Eye Gel Recipe with Aloe Vera
This cucumber eye gel recipe is made using the naturally anti-inflammatory cucumber, an alkaline-packed powerhouse that’s high in Vitamin C that skin loves.
Hello Soap Deli News Readers!
Becca here, from The Dabblist. I blog about recipes, DIY tutorials, life hacks and all around inspiration to create a happy and healthy life.
As I approach the big 3-0, I’m noticing just how much less money I’m spending on happy hour drinks and instead allocating towards a good skincare regimen. I can tell you that, in the last year, I’ve moisturized approximately 250% more than any other year of my life. While I welcome and embrace proof of the time passing on my face, I know that aging gracefully and responsibly means treating my largest organ (my skin) the right way.
But the thing is, the right way doesn’t need to be expensive when you can use nature’s bounty to treat your skin. This eye gel recipe is easy and inexpensive, using the anti-inflammatory properties of the cucumber. Cucumbers, in addition to being alkaline-packed powerhouses in the juicer, are high in Vitamin C. Puffy, swollen skin will soak that stuff right up. Let me show you how easy this is.
Natural Homemade Cucumber Eye Gel Recipe
4 oz aloe vera gel (or fresh aloe vera if you’ve got a plant at home like I do)
1/2 large cucumber, washed, peeled, and cut into cubes
Blend the cucumber with an immersion blender or in a food processor until liquid. Strain the juice of the cucumber through a fine sieve and set aside.
Place the aloe vera gel in a small bowl and mix in 2 tbsp cucumber juice. Whisk well until combined and pour into bottle. Shake gently and place in the fridge to chill for 1 hour before using. Shelf life is 3 months (in the refrigerator).
Apply under and around the eyes before bed.
Becca is the blogger behind The Dabblist – her manifesto to declare freedom from the taboo of being known as a “dabbler.” She has found that, through sharing our stories and creations with each other and not being afraid to get our hands dirty, we can remember what our great great great grandmothers once knew – that we can be the creators of our own joy.
Kim @ 2justByou
June 22, 2013 at 11:52 am
This is a great DIY! Thanks for this awesome guest post. =0)
June 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm
Great recipe – I am going to try it out. I have a seedless cucumber in the frig now that is getting too old to be eaten and would be great for this recipe. I made my own mask-scrub the other day and it made my face feel so soft. DIY facial are great and a lot less expensive than products you buy. Thanks for sharing.
October 8, 2013 at 11:44 am
Great recipe, just I dont understand why u need 1/2 cucumber when u use just 2 tbsp of it and so much aloe, so 4 oz with 2 tbsp.. or I misunderstood smthing… :/
January 6, 2014 at 9:22 pm
Hello! Thanks for the recipe! How do you prepare fresh aloe vera? Just blend it like a cucumber?
January 19, 2014 at 2:36 am
I was wondering about the aloe. I’m trying to find an aloe brand that doesn’t have a ton of additives. So many products that have both positive and negative reviews. Does anyone have an aloe gel they like.
July 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm
Great diy! I absolutely love diy recipes and I have a bag if cucumbers and an aloe plant. Most eye gel recipes require more expensive ingredients so this is super simple.<3 mwah:)
October 8, 2014 at 10:18 am
How long will it last if I don’t put it in the refrigerator?
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