You, too, can be Cool as a Cucumber

This Saturday will mark our last day at the Main St. Market for the month of July.  This Saturday is also “Cool as a Cucumber” day at the market. 

I’m headed out to the Thursday Farmer’s Market to get fresh veggies, including a cucumber or two so I can try this recipe for a Cucumber Eye Gel, courtesy of


 1 tablespoons. aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon fresh cucumber juice
¼ teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoons. witch hazel 

Mix together aloe, cucumber juice and cornstarch. Heat until just boiling, about 1 minute in microwave. Remove from heat source and stir in witch hazel. Stir well and allow the mixture to cool completely. You should have a clear, jelly-like cream. Spoon into a small clean jar.

To use: Dab a small amount under your eyes and be careful not to rub or pull the delicate skin under your eyes.  The shelf life of this product is very limited by the fresh cucumber. Use within a week, and kept refrigerated.

Sounds easy enough, right?  Why don’t you head to your local farmer’s market, pick up a cucumber, and give it a try, too?  I will be posting my review of the recipe on our Facebook page so head on over and “like” us if you haven’t already done so.


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