Bath + Beauty My favorite homemade eye cream recipe. It has with only two ingredients!

Published on November 15th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe


Make Homemade Eye Cream with Only 2 Ingredients

My favorite homemade eye cream recipe. It has with only two ingredients!

This is my new favorite night cream. It’s a homemade eye cream, and it only uses two ingredients. I bet you even have one or both of them in your house already.

It wasn’t until recently that I started hunting for a good eye cream, and y’all. The sticker shock. Anything that got a good review and met my requirements for safe, cruelty-free ingredients was super expensive. Shelling out $30 or more for a tiny little tub of eye cream is just not in my budget, so I decided to try making a homemade eye cream recipe instead.

I started out using just coconut oil, because wouldn’t it be awesome if that had worked? The coconut oil helped moisturize, but I didn’t feel like it was doing much for me in the under-eye bags department. One ingredient that I noticed in basically all commercial eye creams was vitamin E, so I tweaked my recipe a bit to include that important anti-wrinkle vitamin. After a few weeks, my eyes look less puffy and sleepy!

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I originally shared my DIY eye cream recipe over at Feelgood Style, and I love it so much that I’m sharing it here, too. Enjoy!

Homemade Eye Cream Recipe

Don’t get sticker shock when you look at these ingredients! It only takes a small amount of each one to make this eye cream, so they’ll last you ages. The bottle of vitamin E oil, for example, contains 90 capsules. For this recipe, you need four capsules.

Ingredients and Supplies

+ small glass container (Here’s how to clean an old glass container to reuse!)

+ 3 tablespoons organic coconut oil

+ 4 vegetarian 400IU vitamin E capsules (the gel kind)

+ knife

+ fork


1. Spoon the coconut oil into your container, then use your knife to puncture the vitamin E capsules. Squeeze the liquid from the capsules into your container, then toss the capsules into your compost bin.

My favorite homemade eye cream recipe. It has with only two ingredients!

2. Use your fork to whip the vitamin E oil into the coconut oil. As you whip, the coconut oil will become creamier. Just keep on whipping until your two ingredients are well combined, and you have a nice, creamy mixture.

3. To apply, scoop a teeny, tiny bit (the size of a couple of grains of rice) onto your finger, and massage into your under-eye area, temples, and above your eyes before bed. In winter, you can also use this as a day cream.

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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

3 Responses to Make Homemade Eye Cream with Only 2 Ingredients

  1. Jani Franck says:

    This is a great idea – thanks for sharing! I wonder if it’s possible to add a few drops of rose or lavender oil…. I may need to try!

  2. Pingback: Only Two Ingredients Needed For a Quality Eye Cream

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