Mix the ingredients together in a small, clean bottle.
Apply a few drops of the mixture on your fingertips. Start massaging, from the inner corner of the eye, moving upward towards the temples and around the eye across the bone underneath and up again in a circular motion. Repeat this movement 4-5 times morning and evening.
This massage activates the microcirculation and drains the excess edema responsible for dark circles of fatigue. The lymphatic drainage also has a lifting effect.
Put the first 4 ingredients in a double boiler or a bowl over a pot of water and melt
gently on a low heat, stirring with a light touch. Then place the bowl in cold water to activate the cooling cream and continue mixing. Use a whisk or mixer when mixture begins to "take." Replace the water with cold water if it becomes warm. When the cream is ready, add the rose essential oil and mix well.
Dispense into small, clean glass jars using a sterilised spatula and store in the refrigerator.
Prepare the cream in small quantities because it does not keep well.
You can possibly freeze pots to preserve the mixture for longer.
In a bain-marie, gently melt the beeswax, honey and oils, then add the rose water, stirring constantly.
Remove the pot from the heat and continue to stir with a spatula. When the mixture has cooled, add the 3 drops of Rose essential oil and stir again to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
Decant into a small clean jar with a screw lid and store in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3 months.
Variations: Rose Oil can be replaced with other essential oils e.g. Geranium and Fennel, Carrot, Tea Tree, ... anything that takes your fancy! You could also replace the rose water with distilled water, mineral water, Orange blossom water or Witch hazel.