Oh the tired eyes. I have known some people rather addicted to commercial eye drops in an effort to combat strained eyes–and I never thought that sounded quite right. But I feel their need. That’s where this quick homemade formula comes in to play. Adapted from the ever-fabulous book of herbal formulas Organic Body Care Recipes (Storey, 2007) by Stephanie Tourles, this quick rinse for tired eyes offers salvation from eye fatigue, redness and puffiness.
1 cups distilled water
1 tablespoon chamomile flowers
1. Bring the water to a boil and remove from the heat. Add the dried flowers to the boiled water and cover and steep for about 30 minutes.
2. Strain the liquid twice through a fine cloth, or once through a coffee filter. Pour into a sterilized storage container.
3. Refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Application: Either splash open eyes with the brew or lightly mist open eyes. An eye cup is also handy to use.