Find out how to use essential oils for under eye bags in this article!
Say Goodbye to Under Eye Bags!
Under eye bags, although commonly associated with aging, can also caused by allergic reactions, fluid retention, eye infection, irritation and more. For some people, under eye bags can appear right before their period so hormonal changes can also be a cause.
Whatever the cause, you can treat and get rid of under eye bags or at least reduce their appearance using simple home remedies! Here are just a few:
- Splash your face with cold water. Waking up to under eye bags is not a beautiful sight but sometimes, just splashing your face with cold water helps get rid of them.
- Cold spoon trick. Chill a spoon in the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Get it out, lie down and gently place it under your eyes.
- Tea bags. When it comes to puffy eyes or under eye bags, applying tea bags are a common remedy. Brew a hot mug of chamomile/green/black tea and place the soaked tea bags under each eye. Don’t forget to sip up the tea as well which will help drain out excess fluid in the body.
- Essential Oils to the Rescue! Want a super quick relief from those unsightly & sagging under eye bags? Use essential oils! Below I’ve listed the top 6 essential oils for under eye bags. I’ve also included some juicy recipes to show you how you can use each essential oil.
For more remedies, check out: Top 6 Natural Remedies for Under Eye Bags
Caution: Please do not apply these essential oils on your eyelids or around your eyes but just under the eyes on the eye bags. Applying it over the eyes can cause the essential oil to seep into your eyes!
How to Use these 6 Essential Oils for Under Eye Bags
1. Rose Geranium Essential oil
Geranium flowers are native to Africa, particularly Egypt & South Africa and its essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the flowers. Rose geranium has lots of beauty benefits including reducing puffy eyes and under eye bags through relieving water retention. Its anti-aging properties make it a great essential oil for mature/aging skin. Using the recipe below will not only help reduce under eye bags but also keep your eye area free from premature fine lines and wrinkles. Don’t miss: 10 Beauty Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil
2. Fennel Essential oil
Fennel essential oil is effective in preventing and smoothing out wrinkles in mature skin so it’s great for treating under eye bags related to skin aging. It tones & tightens skin including sagging under eye bags as well as helps reduce puffiness under the eyes. Don’t miss: 10 Beauty Benefits of Fennel Seeds
3. Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil is the most versatile essential oil out there and it’s especially known for its soothing and calming properties. It has diuretic properties that can help drain out fluid stored under the eyes that cause under eye bags. Don’t miss: 10 Beauty Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil for Hair, Skin & More
► Lavender Coconut Eye Cream: Scoop out ¼ tsp of coconut oil and apply a drop of lavender essential oil to it. Mix well with your clean index finger and massage it on your under eye bags. This way, you will not only decrease the size of the under eye bags but also keep the area free from wrinkles & fine lines!
4. German Chamomile Essential Oil
German chamomile essential oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling. Chamomile tea bags also work great in alleviating under eye bags but if you don’t have the time to lay still with tea bags over your eyes, check out the recipe below!
► Calming Chamomile Eye Serum: Fill a 10 ml roller bottle with your favorite carrier oil for skin such as jojoba oil and apply a drop or two of chamomile essential oil. Shake well and apply under each eye with a clean fingertip/q-tip before bed.
5. Cypress Essential Oil
When it comes to reducing under eye bags, cypress essential oil is a gem – its vaso-constricting properties help reduce swollen vessels, its astringent properties shrink sagging under eye bags and make skin appear taut and its anti-edema properties help drive out fluid retention.
Cypress essential oil blends really well with shea butter! Check out the recipe below:
► Cypress Shea Under Eye Soother: Place a drop of cypress essential oil in ½ tsp of shea butter and mix well with a clean index finger and apply on your under eye bags.
6. Rosemary Essential Oil
Although rosemary is best known for its promoting hair growth & enhancing memory and remembrance, it’s also said to be good for reducing under eye bags. Rosemary essential oil contains ceffeic and rosemarinic acid, both being strong anti-inflammatory agents that help reduce inflammation. It also acts as a mild diuretic that reduces swelling. Don’t miss: 18 Beauty Benefits of Rosemary Essential Oil for Skin & Hair
► Rosemary Green Tea Under Eye Toner: Next time you brew yourself a steaming mug of antioxidant-rich green tea, save some for those under eye bags! Let the green tea cool down completely, then soak a clean cotton ball in it and add just a drop of rosemary essential oil. Gently dab it under each eye to tighten, tone & reduce swelling.
- Please be careful when using essential oils for under eye bags, puffy eyes or any other under eye ailment. Do NOT let it get it in your eyes EVER because it can burn like crazy. If it enters your eye, its best to flush it out using a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil or whole milk.
- Never use essential oils ‘neat’ or undiluted on your skin since they are very potent. Always dilute with a carrier oil first in the ratio 2 drops of essential oil to 1 tsp carrier oil. Please see How to Dilute Essential Oils for more information.
- If using an essential oil for the first time, add a few drops to a carrier oil (2 drop of essential oil in 1 tsp carrier oil) and apply on your inner elbow to see it is safe for you to use. Carrier oils include coconut oil, sweet almond oil, olive oil, etc.
- If you are pregnant or lactating and would like to use essential oils for under eye bags, please first consult your doctor as most essential oils are not safe for pregnancy and newborn babies.
- Keep essential oils out of the reach of children and pets as they can be harmful and toxic.
- And lastly, always buy 100% pure and high quality essential oils!
- If you’re new to essential oils, then please first read Caution & Safety when Using Essential Oils before applying them on your body.
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