Spoon Pressing, A Simple Way to Erase Aging


Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one perfect miracle product that was perfect for every person in the world?

What if all you had to do, was to use this product every day and your skin would be perfect, your life would be perfect and the world would finally realize you were perfect?


It ain’t gonna happen ~ at least not yet.

Great skin as well as good health in general is a combination of food, exercise, environment and genes.  Along the way I’ve found some products and some ideas I think have helped me and I’d like to share them with you.

One of my favorite techniques is Spoon Pressing.  This generates a lot of buzz among my friends so maybe you will enjoy it also.

Basically Spoon Pressing is ironing out the wrinkles in your skin with a spoon.

My friend, Clarice gave this technique the name Spoon Pressing because we didn’t know what else to call it.     This technique came from a talk show years ago ~ maybe 17 years or more.  I’m sorry I have no idea  which talk show but they were talking about procedures done at expensive spas and this was an inexpensive way to do one of those expensive treatments.  Where ever it came from, this is how you do it.

  • First cleanse your face.  It is best done in the evening ~ for all the reasons moisturizing and skin repair works better at night.
  • After cleansing, pat dry and dab a little Grapeseed Oil around the  eye.   I keep  in a 2 ounce Glass Bottles with eyedropper  so it is handy.   Note added 3/15/14 – Since there is now so much controversy associated with grapeseed oil;  I have switched to using either olive oil,  coconut oil or my own Coconut/Jojoba Oil Cream
  • Using a spoon warmed with hot water, press gently with the bowl of the spoon around your eye.  Be very careful not to let the spoon get too hot or it will burn.    Use an ironing motion and keep the spoon and the skin moist and ‘slippery’ by adding water or oil to the skin or spoon as needed.
  • How often do I do this?  Whenever I think of it.  Sometimes that’s one time a year or three times a week.  Obviously, the more often you do this, the better the results.
  • The oil is very good for skin but be sure to blot any excess before going to bed.  What happens if you don’t is another entire story.


Below is a recipe to help extend butter.  With the current research showing that  butter is a healthy fat; we no longer dilute it with oil but if for any reason you would like to; here it is:

Soft Butter 

Mix 1/4 cup Grapeseed Oil or coconut oil with 1 stick of butter until smooth.  Adding the oil to the butter allows you to spread it easily almost as soon as you take it out of the refrigerator.   It also makes it go farther.



  1. Margie said,

    May 10, 2010 at 8:59 pm · Edit

    Love this spoon pressing idea. After you told me about it, I have tried it several times. I have also told two of my closest friends and they couldn’t wait to buy their grapeseed oil.




  2. lifebyjeanie said,

    May 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm · Edit

    Thanks, I hope everyone has great results, it seems to help. You can also use other moisturizers, but I like the grapeseed oil best.




  3. Rita said,

    May 21, 2010 at 4:51 pm · Edit

    Good Morning, Jeanie

    Just wanted you to know that since I have been reading your blog I’m using grapeseed oil for everything. It is GREAT. Thanks and please keep blogging.





7 Responses to “Spoon Pressing, A Simple Way to Erase Aging”

  1. sue Oglesby — April 1, 2017 @ 10:32 am

    In the seventies I bought a book called wrinkles and putting olive oil or any oil on the face a.nd using a warm spoon to press oil into face. Love it. Been using this fo 40 yours. There a published book on this method surely it can resurface with some digging.

    • Jeanie — April 1, 2017 @ 12:36 pm

      It amazes me how many of the old ways are really the best and still they get forgotten. Yes, we need to revive them! I will be looking this book up and see what other goodies may be in there. Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention.

  2. Daisy Doodlebug — January 5, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    Jeanie, I saw this done on the Mike Douglas talk show out of Philadelphia in the 1970’s. Cher was the guest and it was demonstrated on her. I’ve often wondered if she actually continued to do this over the years and that’s why she looks so good for her age!

    • Jeanie — January 6, 2015 @ 9:27 am

      Thank you for this information; I’ve often wondered where it came from. I can hardly believe it was that long ago ~ we must have been toddlers 🙂

  3. Hildred Cicalese — January 4, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    Most what i read online is trash and copy paste but your blog is different. Keep it like this.


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