DIY Cucumber Eye Pads


By Lori Taylor

Moms are always on the go, taking care of their families. It’s time to spend a little time taking care of yourself! These cooling cucumber eye pads are just what the doctor ordered. They help soothe away puffy, swollen eyes and reduce dark circles. What mom doesn’t need that?

When is the last time you took a few minutes for yourself, mom? Between making dinner and carpooling the kids around, we bet it’s been a while! Dedicate a few minutes for some self-care. You deserve it!

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

How to make cucumber eye pads

These DIY cucumber eye pads only take a few minutes to make. Simply blend together a cucumber with fresh mint and aloe vera gel. Then, dip cotton rounds into the mixture and freeze until solid, or about two hours. To make the cucumber easier to blend, roughly chop it up before placing it into the blender. Once the eye pads are frozen solid, you can transfer them into a freezer bag and store them in the freezer until they are ready to use.

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

Pro Tip: Make your eye pads after the kids go to bed and freeze overnight. In the morning, they’ll be ready and waiting for you. Grab a couple and soothe tired eyes before beginning the rest of your morning routine.

Allow the eye pads to thaw for five minutes before placing them over your eyes. Then, sit back and relax for about ten minutes while they do their job.

Goodbye puffy eyes, hello beautiful skin!

Knock out puffy eyes and dark circles with cucumber, aloe vera gel, and fresh mint. Have you ever wondered why cucumbers are so good for putting over your eyes? For starters, they are hydrating to the skin. They also contain vitamin K which can help brighten dull skin.

Aloe vera gel is also hydrating and contains anti-inflammatory properties. You can use store-bought aloe vera gel or fresh gel collected from an aloe vera plant when making these eye pads.

Did you know fresh mint is a mild astringent and can help tone your skin? It also adds a soothing aroma that will help you relax while you kick up your feet.

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

DIY Cucumber Eye Pads

DIY Cucumber and Mint Eye Pads

Calm puffy eyes with cooling, soothing cucumber and mint eye pads.
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Course: Beauty
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beauty
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 20 eye pads
Calories: 2kcal


  • Blender


  • 1 cucumber Roughly chopped
  • 1 small bunch fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 20 cotton rounds


  • Line a tray or cutting board with wax paper and set aside.
  • Place the cucumber, fresh mint, and aloe vera gel in the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Dip your cotton pads in the cucumber mixture and squeeze out excess juice. Lay each pad on a tray lined with wax paper. Do not allow pads to touch one another.
  • Place tray in freezer and freeze until the pads are solid, about 2 hours.
  • When you are ready to use your eye pads, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw for 5 minutes. Place over closed eyes for 10 minutes and relax.


Calories: 2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Have a full morning to dedicate to self-care? Try these other homemade beauty remedies too:

diy cucumber and fresh mint eye pads

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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