anhydrous eye gel made with cera bellina. I'm using it for everything this winter - as an eye gel, but also as a cuticle balm and a lip balm. I'm finding it seals in the moisture I'm losing during the day, and I wake up with really soft lips. (Which is pretty awesome considering that my lips were bleeding and cracking a few weeks ago!)
You can make some changes with this recipe - the key is to use light feeling, less greasy feeling oils like borage, evening primrose, kukui, hazelnut, or macadamia nut oils. You can leave out the oil soluble extracts and use more oils. You can play with this recipe quite a bit, just remember to only use oil soluble ingredients. You can't add glycerin or powdered extracts or anything else you think you'd like to add.
ANHYDROUS EYE SERUM WITH CERA BELLINA
10% borage oil
20% macadamia nut oil
19% fractionated coconut oil
10% calendula oil
12% kukui oil
4% sea buckthorn oil
5% green tea extract (oil soluble)
10% cera bellina
10% mallow extract (oil soluble)
It is vital that you heat this product to 75˚C as the melting point is 63˚C to 73˚C, and you need to make sure it is well melted!
gel with shea butter I tried.
If you don't have cera bellina, you could try making this with 4% beeswax and 6% more oil. Mix it well as it cools. I don't recommend putting it in the fridge or freezer, just mix it with a whisk as it cools and you should get a jelly like quality to it.