Home Health Hack: Aloe Under Eye Gel

By Reece Carter June 18, 2015

A few years ago, I halved the contents of my bathroom cabinet. Anything that could be made from organic ingredients, I did. One of my favorites is the secret (up until now) aloe under eye gel that contains only three ingredients. Something so simple boasts the power to decrease puffiness, hydrate tired skin, and moisturize all at once!

What you’ll need:

– aloe vera gel from one large leaf
– ½ cucumber
– witch hazel extract (from pharmacy)

Preparation:

Slice the aloe vera leaf lengthways and scoop out the gel (careful to not get any green plant fibres, just the gel!).

Chop the cucumber roughly and place in a food processor or blender, then strain through cheesecloth. Discard the pulp and keep the juice.

Add one teaspoon each of the witch hazel and the cucumber juice and mix through the gel. Continue to add one teaspoon of each and mix through until you’ve got the desired consistency.

*This post was originally published on Reece’s website, Reece Carter Naturopathy. For more from Reece visit http://www.reececarter.com.au.