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Quick Fix for Tired Eyes

Quick Fix for Tired Eyes

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.

INGREDIENTS
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.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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9:37PM PDT on May 8, 2013

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7:22AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

Cheers.

5:30AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

I'm afraid this isn't just for beauty

3:27PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Hmmm

3:02PM PDT on May 22, 2012

might have to try this.

1:54PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Sounds soothing.

1:17PM PDT on May 22, 2012

Thanks

3:33AM PDT on Apr 23, 2012

I'd really like to know exactly how chamomile affects the eyes.

3:26PM PST on Mar 2, 2012

I need more information from other sources. I'm not messing around with my eyes based on one article which may or may not be accurate! Be careful people!

6:15PM PST on Feb 8, 2012

Nice. I'll have to try it

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