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Homemade Morning Eye Solution with Witch Hazel

Homemade morning eye solution - Dr. Axe

Many of us have a simple yet effective evening routine for our face, including washing away the impurities (picked up throughout our busy day) and then applying some kind of facial moisturizer or even my baggy eye solution. But what happens in the morning? That’s when it’s time for my homemade morning eye solution, especially for those who want to get rid of bags under the eyes.

Bags under the eyes are a common development of age and a frequent complaint among my patients who no longer feel as youthful as they once did. To describe what happens a bit more, normal fat that helps support the eyes sometimes moves into the lower eyelids, which causes the lids to appear puffy. Additionally, fluid may accumulate in the area below your eyes, which adds to the swelling.

Using this homemade morning eye solution can help get rid of bags under your eyes by relying on the four key ingredients that make it up. The most prominent ingredients is witch hazel, a plant extract with high levels of healing active ingredients that reduce inflammation, cellular damage and swelling, while also soothing wounds.

In a small glass jar, combine witch hazel with two key essential oils that aid the skin, chamomile and lavender oil, in addition to benefit-rich aloe vera, which is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight.

Upon waking, apply a small amount of the solution around the eyes and let it sit as long as possible. Gently remove with a homemade facial wash. Then apply a moisturizer.

Homemade Morning Eye Solution with Witch Hazel

Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 20 uses


  • 1/2 ounce witch hazel extract
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil
  • 1/2 ounce pure aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil


  1. Combine all ingredients into a small glass jar with a lid and blend well.
  2. Place the jar in the refrigerator overnight.
  3. Upon waking, apply a small amount of the solution around the eyes and let it sit as long as possible. Gently remove.
  4. Apply a natural moisturizer.

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    • Rabiya Mumtaz on

      I can’t find chamomile essential oil. Please let me know if you used an alternative and if it worked.
      Thank you.

  1. Patc on

    What about the dark circles? No bags just circles? Lots of people say this or that method works but I have found nothing that does. Any suggestions? Thanks


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