Aloe & Cucumber Eye Gel
The succulent leaves of the aloe plant yield a thick gel-like substance that has amazing healing properties for the skin. Similarly, cucumber is refreshing, cooling and helps to reduce inflammation that causes puffiness under the eye.
This simple formula lets you get the same benefits as you would from a department store product, but without the sticker price -- or long list of synthetic ingredients -- that typically comes with it.
1 tablespoon pure vera gel
1 teaspoon fresh cucumber juice (no seeds, please)
¼ teaspoon certified organic arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon witch hazel
Combine the aloe, cucumber juice and arrowroot in a small saucepan and gently heat for just 1 minute (do not boil). Remove from heat and stir in the witch hazel. When cool, scoop the gel into a small, clean jar and cap. To use, dab a few drops of the gel under the eyes with fingertips.