Defeat Dark Circles: Cucumber Eye Mask Using Essential Oils

No offense to raccoons, but I’m not a big fan of my dark under-eye circles that show up when I’m overly stressed or tired. After a long day and restless night, waking up and seeing big shadows under my eyes makes me feel even more tired and usually tempts me to whip out my concealer to mask the problem. I know, however, that makeup won’t actually fix that puffy feeling under my eyes. 

So, I set my mind to creating this Cucumber Soothing Eye Mask that uses essential oils and cucumber to form the best eye mask for treating under-eye circles. With cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, this DIY eye mask recipe will show you how to reduce dark eye circles naturally. Your eyes will feel refreshed and moisturized in no time. 

Cucumber Soothing Eye Mask

So much joy comes with being a mom. But let’s be honest, motherhood also involves so much tiredness. I love that this recipe helps keep me looking fresh when I’m feeling anything but. This recipe is so soothing; it’s a simple way to feel pampered between working and being a mom. 


Putting cucumber under your eyes can seem sort of silly, but after researching the benefits of this fruit, I am convinced. Cucumber is full of color-correcting antioxidants and ascorbic and caffeic acids that reduce water retention. This means that this recipe also works as a great DIY eye mask for puffy eyes. 

Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba essential oil is the perfect compliment to cucumber’s cooling nature. With a warm honey-like aroma, this oil serves as an anti-inflammatory for your skin and a calming element for your mind. Are you feeling relaxed yet? 


Last but not least, almond oil acts as a carrier oil, or a dilution agent, in your lovely natural eye mask. This will leave the sensitive skin under your eyes glowing and buttery-soft to the touch. 

Cucumber Soothing Eye Mask

This recipe may irritate sensitive skin. 

Your cucumber eye mask is safe to use with children over the age of 2. 

This soothing eye mask is safe to use if you are pregnant.

You can go ahead and use your natural eye mask around cats. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.

This recipe is also safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

Never ingest any essential oil, even if it’s generally regarded as safe. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils, check out this blog post

Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Cucumber Soothing Eye Mask

Time: 5 minutes       
Shelf Life: 3 months


  • 1 small-sized cucumber

  • 2 drops Copaiba Essential Oil

  • 1 tsp almond oil


  • Cut the cucumber into small pieces. Using a food processor or blender, mash cucumber.
  • Pour mixture through a sieve into a bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix the essential oil and carrier oil. Pour into cucumber juice.
  • Fold eye pads in half. Soak in the mixture then place in a sealable container & refrigerate. 
  • To use, apply masks under eyes for 5-10 minutes to reduce dark eye circles.   


  • Tip: If you end up with extra mixture, stir and pour it into an ice tray to create a frozen facial to help shrink pores and soothe redness. 

Are your eyes looking bright and healthy with your natural eye mask? Let’s see it! Show us your results on social media by tagging @fromsimplyearth or commenting below. 

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