Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

Rosehip & Honey Anti Aging Eye Treatment

This Rosehip & Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment is perfect for dabbing around your eyes, on laugh lines, or other wrinkle prone spots.

I actually use it as a full face, neck, and hand cream, but since it tends to start out feeling slightly sticky on the skin – you’ll probably only want to apply it at night. When you wake up in the morning, it will have left your skin soft, smooth, and silky!

It features:

  • Rosehip Seed Oil – one of the best treatments for scars, wrinkles, and dry skin.
  • Raw Honey – which gently nourishes, moisturizes, and protects the skin
  • Sweet Almond Oil – a rich oil, that softens and soothes skin

If you don’t have sweet almond oil, try using avocado, sunflower, jojoba, or another nourishing oil instead.

Rosehip Seed Oil & Rosehips - The Nerdy Farm Wife


Combine the beeswax and sweet almond oil in a heatproof jar (or upcycled tin can for easier cleanup).

Set the jar, or can, down into a small saucepan containing a couple inches of water, to form a makeshift double boiler. You don’t want to melt beeswax in a container over direct heat, since it can be flammable that way.

Once the beeswax has melted, remove from heat and allow to cool briefly. Add the honey and stir for one full minute. When adding honey to an otherwise oil based recipe, a lot of stirring is required, to keep it from beading out of your finished product.

Next, add the rosehip seed oil. This should be added last because it’s a delicate oil, that should be stored in the refrigerator, and we don’t want to overheat it. You can also add lavender essential oil at this time, if you’d like.

Stir thoroughly again and allow the mixture to sit until it starts to slightly thicken. Then, stir, stir, stir some more as it cools! The mixture will turn creamy and opaque. Spoon it into a glass jar.

This recipe will fill a little over one of the 2-ounce glass jars shown. Cap and store in a cool, dry place. Shelf life is around 3 months, though you’ll probably use it up before then. Be sure not to get in your eyes as you apply.

Rosehip and Honey Anti-Aging Eye Treatment
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  1. I have lost my e-book on chickweed. Is there any way I could get another. thank You, Kim
    PS. I love your website so full of information that I`ve used over and over, Again Thank You

    1. Hi Kim! I don’t have one on chickweed (though that’s a great idea!) I do have free ones on dandelion and calendula here: I don’t see your email address in my database of purchased ones, but if you used a different email for paypal, let me know and I can search and see which one you’re missing. Just write back and let me know and we’ll see if we can fix you up! :)

  2. I would like to print your recipe of Rosehip & Honey Anti Aging Eye Treatment. Please let me know.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Kathleen, I need to make my site more print friendly (it’s on my goals for 2015 list!) But, I usually just copy and paste the information that I want from a web site into a plain word document and then print it that way. I’m sorry that it’s not easier to do at this time, but I will work on it over the coming year!

    2. Kathleen,
      There is a Google app called “Addtoany” that you can add to your toolbar (if you use Google) that will allow you to add a print function and when you click on it, you can then print any webpage.
      Just thought you might be interested.

  3. Hi, would it be possible to use a few drops of neroli in this recipe as I read that it is also good for large pores?

  4. Hello!

    I’m new to the field of making your own DIY lotion, but excited to start!
    Question, how thick is the cream? Would I be able to put it into a wider mouth air pump bottle?
    Can I also add Vit E or a Vit C serum?

    Many thanks!

    1. Hi Shannon! This cream is pretty thick so I’m not sure it would work well in a pump bottle. You could try decreasing the beeswax though and may get a thinner product. Adding vitamin E or C serum (if it’s oil based) sounds great! Happy experimenting! :)

  5. Does this set up enough to put in chapstick tubes? It was just a thought. By the way, I love your website full of recipes and helpful hints. Looking forward to what you have for 2015.

    1. That is a really wonderful idea! You may have to add a little more beeswax, but if you don’t press too hard, it might just work in a tube. Thanks for sharing that great thought and for the kind words too!

    1. Hi Sally! You can use candelilla wax instead of beeswax, only use half as much. So if a recipe calls for 2 ounces of beeswax, just use 1 ounce of candelilla instead. You can buy that from :)

  6. Hi. I am just making sure before I go ahead and do something wrong…. At the bottom of your site it says “All content on The Nerdy Farm Wife is Copyright…” This means obviously that I can’t just steal your words and put them on my own blog… but does this also mean that if I used your recipe I couldn’t sell the product?

    1. Hi Katie, You’re right – it just means no copying and pasting whole blog posts. You’re welcome to make any of the recipes and sell the product. Thanks for checking! :)

  7. Hello,

    I’m loving your blog, the ingredients for your carrot and honey soap are in the mail to me now and I plan to make a batch next weekend.

    Just wondering, could I substitute meadowfoam seed oil for the sweet almond oil in this recipe?


    1. Hi Deborah, I’m so happy that you like the blog! I love how meadowfoam seed oil works in creams and such, so I suspect it will work well in this recipe too. I hope you have a happy time making your soap and other goodies! :)

  8. You stated the Rosehip Seed Oil was a delicate oil that should be stored in the refrigerator. Is this after opening or all the time? And should this cream be stored in the refrigerator? Looks like a great cream. Can’t wait to make and try it.

    1. Hi Joy! As soon as my order of rosehip seed oil comes in (I buy it from Mt Rose Herbs) I put it in the refrigerator unopened and only bring it out when making things. However, once it’s in a balm or salve, I tend not to refrigerate those since they seem to do okay & the cold makes them difficult to use. That’s a good question though and one I hadn’t really thought of, so that may or may not be the very best course of action, but it works for me! :)

    1. Hi Gail! Usually local farmer’s markets has some or you can call your county extension agency and they might have a list of beekeepers you could check with. Some health or grocery stores might have some too.

  9. You said this feels slightly sticky on the skin. Would arrowroot powder help with that?

    1. Hi Joy! You could test out a little bit and see. Probably dropping the amount of honey would help the most, but I just love how smooth honey makes my skin feel once it has all absorbed in.

  10. Would u be so kind to let me know if this cream is sticky since there is honey in it.
    I used creams with honey before and they tend to be a bit sticky… huge thank you..

    1. Hi SisJane! Yes, you’re right, this cream does have a very slight sticky feel at first. It goes away once it sinks in though. You could leave the honey out, or try reducing it in half, if you’d like.

  11. I purchased some Hip seed oil a few months ago and its kept in a dark cool place.Will it go bad or loose its potency. This is the first time I’ve heard of refrigerating it.
    Thanks for recipe can’t wait to try it.

    1. Hi Rosalind! You can usually tell if an oil has gone bad by sniffing it. If it smells old and rancid, then it’s time to replace. Since you kept it in a cool, dark place it’s probably good to go! My house stays extra warm, so I have to refrigerate some of my more delicate oils to be sure they last as long as they should.

  12. Have you ever thought of making your own Rosehip seed oil? I’m wondering if you could use any Rosehips (I have several rose bushes/shrubs)?

    1. Hi Karen, We had the same thought this week! :) I have some going right now that I’m experimenting with. I know it won’t be quite the same as the oil pressed from the seeds, but I dried the hips and am infusing them in some oil. (I used sweet almond oil for this experiment, but bet you can use all sorts of types.) I was afraid to use heat, so am doing it the slow, cool way which will take some time. I’ll be sure to update on the blog how it turns out!

  13. how do you measure the 2T of beeswax? Melt it first? My beeswax is in a large block. I suppose I could shave off 2T worth of flakes . . .

    1. Hi Sue! I grate my beeswax and then pack the flakes very firmly into the measuring spoon, so that it compacts together and forms a dome that you can just slip out. (Oil the measuring spoon first or spray it with baking spray for easy release.)

  14. Hi; I was wondering why your recipes are not print friendly.
    I am new to your site but I love some of your recipes and would love to try them, but can`t seem to print them without printing all the comments. Thanks Merita

    1. Hi Merita! That’s something that I really want to get on my site soon. However, it involves downloading a special plugin for my site, then retyping up every single recipe – that’s a HUGE time commitment I just don’t have right now. Hopefully, once winter settles in and I’m indoors more, I can get to that!

      In the meantime, if you come across a recipe on a web site and you only want to print part of it, there are two ways you can do so.

      1.) Highlight the text you’d like to print (by clicking your mouse’s left key and holding it down while you drag it over the words you want), then go to file -> print -> and in the print box, you should see where you can choose “selection”. That will only print the part you highlighted instead of everything.

      2.) Highlight the text you’d like, then copy it by holding down CTRL and C at the same time (or command + C at the same time if you have a Mac) then go to Word or another word processing document and paste them into it by holding down CTRL and V at the same time (or if you have a Mac hit command and V). Then you can just print out the text from there.

      I hope that helped!

  15. Hi Jan! I’m enjoying your website and recipes so much! Thank you do your time you put into this website.
    Could jojoba oil work as a substitute for sweet almond oil?

  16. Hi Jan, love your site and all your recipes! Question: I have purchased some dried rosehips and am wondering if I can make an infused oil with them to then be used in facial recipes (infuse them into almond oil or jojoba, like you do with other herbs)? Would that work? Any other ideas as to what to do with dried rosehips? Thank you!

    1. Hi Cathy B! I tried making an infused oil with rosehips and they just sat there, like lumps. I did some reading and discovered that the hip itself is water soluble and won’t have the benefits that the oil pressed from the seeds will.
      (I was quite disappointed to learn this!)
      Rosehips can be used in teas and I’ve also made a soap from them that I liked a lot. (I soaked the rosehips, then pureed them. Turns soap a dusky brownish pink color.)
      I thought about using rosehip tea in a lotion too, but haven’t tried that yet.
      Rosehips can be tinctured too.
      I have a bunch of rosehips myself, so hopefully will come up with more ideas for them eventually! :)

  17. Hello Jan! I tried this recipe today for the first time. I followed your recipe above except I used 4 tbsp. sweet almond oil and 2 tbsp. jojoba oil in place of the 6 tbsp. sweet almond oil because I did not have enough on hand. Mine came out very greasy. I only put a dab on each eye and 15 minutes later it still hadn’t soaked in. I don’t mind that at night before bed but I need something that absorbs quicker in the mornings. Any ideas on why mine is taking so long to absorb or how to tweak it to absorb quicker? Thanks so much :)

    1. Hi Kay! You’ll definitely want to use this eye treatment at night, since it’s oil based it does take some time to soak in. You also want to apply very very lightly, just a thin layer will do.
      You might be happier with a water-based lotion or cream that will absorb in much quicker.
      These recipes are lighter and also include anti-aging ingredients:

      1. Apparently I didn’t set up notifications for my comment and missed your reply. Thanks for the suggestions! I’m still using this at night and I do really like it. I have been eyeing up the other recipes you posted but I haven’t delved into emulsifying wax and preservatives yet. The preservatives are a bit intimidating with having to be a specific percentage of the product. But I really want to make my own magnesium body butter so I’m going to have to get over the preservative fear. I made some a few months ago that I loved and then I read your post on preservatives and how quickly they had growth. Since I made up my own recipe, I have no idea how to figure out how much preservative to put in it, so I haven’t bought any.

        1. Hi Kay! The preservatives are kind of intimidating at first; they were for me too. It makes it a lot easier if you convert your recipe from ounces to grams too.
          So, if your recipe totals 3.5 oz, you can use an online converter (I just type into google something like: 3.5 oz = how many grams and it will give you the answer)
          and then see what percent your preservative should be used at.
          Example, if it needs to be used at 4% (same as .04) you can take the amount of grams in your recipe and multiply it by .04.
          If your recipe totals 100 grams that would be 4 grams of preservative needed.
          If it’s an odd number like 124 grams of lotion, you would go 124 g x .04 = 4.96 which you would round to 5 grams of preservative needed.

  18. This is absolutely my favorite thing I make for my skin… I not only use it for a face & hand lotion, but I use it as a lip balm & for my dry elbows as well! I’ve been using it now for about two months on my face… There is a transition period (just like switching to any different facial cleansing regimen), but I’m finally at the other side, and this, along with a coconut oil face wash & an ACV toner, is finally making my skin clear and fading my scars after YEARS of acne. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  19. How long should the mixture take to firm up in the last step? I used avocado oil instead.

    1. Hi Erin! It should firm fairly quickly, though it’ll stay on the slightly soft side – almost ointment-like. It’s been really hot weather here, so if that’s the case where you are too, it may just be the heat keeping it extra soft. You could try storing it in a cooler place and see if that helps!

  20. Hi Jan, I just made this wonderful eye serum, but have few questions: the mixture did not turn opaque and as thick as you described. I followed your exact instructions. Would you have any suggestions on this? This is the first time I made eye treatment cream, so not quite sure how to proceed. The mixture is quite yellow and quite soupy on a thicker side..:-).. Thanks

    1. Hi Regina! It sounds like it’s a little light on the amount of beeswax. How tightly in the tablespoon did you pack the beeswax? It shouldn’t be soupy. If you try it again, I would add more beeswax (really press the beeswax into the spoon to measure) and then make sure you stir, stir, stir, stir so the honey mixes in well. :)

  21. hey Jan! i made the recipe and i love it! i put it all over my face at night. i have breakouts here and there and this really helps. i only made one batch so far and everything is good except it seems like an ingredient did “bead out” as you say. probably the honey? if i hold it in my fingers a little longer it melts out. you think there is any way to remedy this with the finished product? i’m reluctant to melt it down again cause the rosehip oil

    1. Hi Kelly! I’m so glad that you enjoy the recipe! The only way I’ve found to help with that is a LOT of vigorous stirring. It’s best done while the mixture is cooling, but if it’s still stirrable texture, you could try vigorously stirring it again to see if that helps.

  22. Hi Jan!

    Thank you so much for posting this-I can’t wait to try it!

    Question about the beeswax. I am working from a block. How many ounces are needed to equal two table spoons? Would it be roughly 1oz?

    Thanks much and all the best!

  23. Hi Jan,
    I love your eye cream recipe, but can I use soy wax instead of beeswax? I recently made some therapeutic candles using soy wax, and I have plenty of leftovers. Thanks for sharing!

  24. I’m a little concerned that the Almond oil might cause me to break out. Is there an alternative?
    *Thank you for all your wonderful tips and recipes! I have your book 101 Easy Homemade Products and am purchasing your book on soapmaking soon.

  25. I made this with local honey. I didn’t use raw honey as it has pollen granules in it that can irritate sensitive tissue under the eyes. It’s a fabulous recipe. I whipped it with a few drops of aloe juice…fabulous.

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