Muslim Eve\’s Ramblings

June 22, 2006

Thursday 13 #9

Filed under: Ladies interests — Me2 @ 6:42 pm



I guess you all love to try home made stuff for beauty care, & as long as i can finde some, I’ll keep posting them in here

Thirteen Home – Techniques for dazeling Eyes

1… Cucumber and potato juice .
wads of cotton in a chilled mixture of cucumber and potato juice. Keep
this on your eyelids for 15 to 20 minutes and gently wash it off. Apply
a little baby oil.

2…Tomato juice & lemon .
tomato juice and lemon juice in equal quantities and apply around the
eyes. After 30 minutes wash it off with cold and hot water

3…Sandalwood and nutmeg.
Make a paste of sandalwood and nutmeg. Apply the paste around the eyes before sleeping and wash it off in the morning.

4…Cucumber and rose water .
a cucumber and take the juice. Add a little rose water and apply around
the eyes and wash it after 30 minutes. While relaxing with a face mask
on, close the eyes and cover with cotton pads soaked in rose water, or
soothe with 2 slices of fresh cucumber.

5…Chamomile tea..
two cotton-wool pads in cold chamomile tea and place them over your
eyes. You can give yourself this treatment while you have a face mask on

6…Cotton wool pads compresses.
the eyes with cold water. Apply cotton wool pads, soaked in warm milk,
witch hazel, weak tea solution or rose water on the eyes. Press gently
and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

7… Soothing Eye Gel

  • 1 tbsp fresh elderflowers (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 1 tbsp fresh eyebright leaves ( or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 150 ml water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon powdered gelatin


  • Put
    the elderflowers and eyebright in a saucepan with the water. Cover and
    bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Cool and strain the infusion.
  • Place the gelatin in a small saucepan with 60 ml of the small infusion and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
  • Set the pan over a low heat until the gelatin melts.
  • Transfer the eye gel to a sterile pot with a lid, and leave it to cool and solidify.
  • Apply a small amount of gel with a fingertip. Dab the gel into the skin; don’t rub the skin.

8…Essential oils eye gel

  • 6 ml. Cornflower (aromatic water, or floral water )
  • 7 ml. Chamomile (aromatic water, or floral water )
  • 1 ml. Vitamin E
  • 0.5 ml. Xantham gum
  • 1 drop Lemon EO
  • 1 drop Lavender EO
  • 1 drop Rosewood EO
  • 3 drops Carrot seed EO
  • 5 drops grapefruit seed extract
  • 1 drop Rose EO


  • Mix all ingredients. Keep in the fridge for extra vitality!

9…Aloe Vera Eye Gel

  • 60 ml Aloe Vera Gel (OR Coco Butter Gel OR Any Plain Base Gel)
  • 8 Drops Lavender Oil
  • 8 Drops Lemon Oil
  • 3 Drops Rose oil (Optional)
  • 3 Drops Sandalwood oil (Optional)
  • 4 Drops Borage Oil
  • 3 Drops Carrot Tissue Oil
  • 3 Drops Evening Primrose Oil
  • 2 Tsp Hazelnut oil
  • 1 Capsule Vitamin E
  • 1 Tsp Witch hazel (Optional)


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bottle.
  • Apply carefully to skin around eyes.
  • Avoid getting it into the eyes

10.Gentle lavender eye cream or oil


  • 1 tbsp lanolin
  • 1 tsp liquid lecithin
  • 2 tsp thick coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp almond or hazelnut oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp avocado or jojoba oil.
  • 2 tbsp purified water or rosewater.
  • 2 drops Lavender Essential oil


  • Melt the hard waxes & coconut oil to a liquid form, but don’t overheat, only enough to keep them liquid.
  • Then add lanolin & liquid oils to the heated oils.
  • Heat
    the purified / rose water till just warm & trickle the warmed water
    into the liquid oils, stirring constantly. If it solidifies, heat them
    all together in the bowl again until just melted.
  • Add lavender E/O when mixture is just lukewarm, stirring in well. Pot into a sterilized glass jar.
  • This
    is a soft & gentle eye cream that is far superior to a lot of eye
    Creams on the market & easy to make. Lasts for ages without
    refrigeration. You will need liquid lecithin (squeezed from capsules),
    the powdered form is not suitable.

11.Extravagant Eye Cream

  • 30 grams lanolin (not liquid)
  • 1 tbsp sweet almond oil
  • 1 tbsp apricot kernel oil
  • 8 vitamin E capsules, (snipped and oil added)
  • 10 vitamin A capsules (snipped and oil added)


  • Melt lanolin in small pan and add the rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into a small clean jar.
  • To use, massage gently underneath eyes before bed to reduce and prevent lines and wrinkles.
  • Cream will thicken as it cools at room temperature. remember to use a very small amount and massage in well.

12. Light weight eye cream

  • 1.6 liter distilled water or floral water
  • 113 gram Soy quat
  • 28 grams Lactic Acid
  • 400 grams high oleic sunflower seed oil
  • 100 grams Emulsifying Wax
  • 28 grams Phenonip
  • 28 grams Vitamin E oil, natural


  • Add
    the quat slowly to the water and mix well using a fork or whisk as you
    add it to prevent clumping. The resultant mixture will have a milky
    appearance because an emulsion forms.
  • Once quat is dissolved thoroughly into the water, warm the mix to about 50- 55 (oC) .
  • Add
    lactic acid slowly, mixing well throughout the addition. Set mixture
    aside and stir up occasionally as you prepare the oils.
  • Combine
    the oil ingredients together ( sunflower seed oil, Emulsifying Wax,
    Phenonip & Vitamin E oil) and melt slowly in the microwave.
  • Pour
    the oil mixture into the water one and mix using a stick blender.
    Continue mixing as the emulsion forms, and mix until it begins to
  • Pour into sterile containers.
  • The
    soy quat is fairly heat sensitive and should be mixed cold to prevent
    problems. Water should never be added to the quat as it will clot. This
    recipe specifically targets puffiness and lines, as it is full of
    nutrients to nourish and replenish delicate skin.

13.Eyes exercises 

are few exercises that can help to relax the eyes. You can try these
exercises to relieve tension and maintain healthy eyes. These exercises
do not require much of effort and can be carried out any time of the

  • “PALMING” & “CUPPING” the eyes:- Put the base of
    your palm over closed eyes and press gently. Cover the eyes with
    “cupped” palms. Open the eyes and look in to darkness created by your
    palms. This will relax your tired eyes.

  • Begin by opening and shutting your eyes tightly. Do this ten times, twice a day.
  • Focus
    on a pencil or object held close (about 10 cm) to your face, then fix
    your eyes on a distant object, then look at the pencil again-do this
    five times.
  • Roll your eyes in a complete circle from left to right twenty times a day, then do the same from right to left.
  • Lift
    the eyes to the ceiling and then to the floor. Repeat it for 10 times.
    Rest the eyes either by blinking rapidly or covering them with palms.
  • Look
    straight ahead at eye level, then slowly to left side at eye level and
    then to right side at eye level. Repeat it for 3 or 4 times.
  • Make a circle, first clockwise and then anti-clockwise, with the eyes. Repeat for 5 times.

Last , but not the least, breathe ……. really breathe. Our body and
even the eyes suffer from lack of oxygen and breathing deeply will
supply it to them.

Remember healthy, bright, sparkling eyes
look beautiful. Healthy eyes are clear. The white is really white and
the pupils are bright, with smooth skin on the eyelids and around.

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Doug Hoffman



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  1. Speaking as a doctor, I would have to advise against the lemon juice-around-the-eyes idea. Makes me cringe just thinking about it. (Lemon juice is VERY acidic).

    My thirteen are up — thirteen easy recipes to get you through the day.

    Comment by Doug Hoffman — June 22, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

  2. I’ll have to SEE how I can incorporate some of these. 🙂

    Comment by carmen — June 22, 2006 @ 9:48 pm

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    Pingback by Balls and Walnuts - dig the frog » Thirteen easy pieces — June 22, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

  4. Goodness, what a great list! I love spa-ish treatments! 🙂

    My list is here. 🙂

    Comment by theladyjane — June 23, 2006 @ 4:22 am

  5. These are cool. I’ll bookmark them to check back when I have more time.

    My TT is up, too.

    Comment by Mom Nancy — June 23, 2006 @ 8:06 am

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