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Home Health Hack: Aloe Under Eye Gel


 

I always struggle to get enough sleep. I don’t set my alarm in the event that I can trick my body into 10 more minutes, but it doesn’t seem to work. If I make it to bed late, my eyes really show it the next morning. Resident Expert Naturopath Reece Carter shares his simple remedy.


 

A few years ago, I halved the contents of my bathroom cabinet. I ditched the fragrance-laden creams and went back to basics. Red, irritated skin was calmed with chamomile, pimples kept at bay with green tea, and rosemary and coconut oil came together to keep hair thick and shiny. Anything that could be made from organic ingredients, I was doing it.

One of my favourites is my secret (up until now) under-eye gel that only has three ingredients, but boasts the power to decrease puffiness, hydrate tired skin, and moisturise 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 clear gel!). Place in a bowl to the side.

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.

And you’re done! Store it in the fridge and apply those mornings you need a little lift.


 

You can find plenty of Reece’s other #herbnerd recipes over at his YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/c/reececarterchannel/ – and keep yourself healthy,

the fit foodie

naturally!

 

 

 

 

About Reece Carter - Naturopath

Gym junkie, clean-eating cook, gardener, and herb-nerd, Reece Carter has a Bachelor of Health Science under his belt and two years of clinical practice. Areas of particular focus for Reece include gut health, allergies, weight management, stress and mood disorders. Individualised advice his thing, and he truly believes that natural health needs to be aimed at the whole person (not just the condition) to be effective. He works extensively with nutrition and believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ diet for optimum health. His real passionis herbal medicine. With a YouTube channel that teaches the basics, Reece has a big dream of empowering you to learn how to make your own home herbal remedies.

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