Chilled Cucumber Eye Mask


Courtesy of Cari Marshall and Christine Chism.

Makes several applications. 

It’s practically a cliché to suggest chilled cucumbers as a remedy for puffy eyes, but the vegetable—so ubiquitous in this region and crawling and climbing all over our gardens this time of year—is packed with ascorbic acids (vitamin C), caffeic acids, manganese and beta-carotene, which can reduce water retention (the culprit in swollen eyes) and dark circles. Arnica oil, which is derived from a type of sunflower, also helps relieve discoloration in the skin and inflammation.


Super easy

Chilled Cucumber Eye Mask


For 1 Batch(es)


  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, pureed
  • 2 teaspoons local honey
  • 10 drops arnica oil

Chilled Cucumber Eye Mask Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Chill for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Apply gently under each eye and leave for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse with cold water.
  5. Store leftovers in a glass jar and refrigerate.

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