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.

40 comments

Angie V.
Angie V3 years ago

ty

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Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

Cheers.

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Fiona T.
Past Member 4 years ago

I'm afraid this isn't just for beauty

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Marianne B.
Marianne B4 years ago

Hmmm

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Kamryn M.
Kay M4 years ago

might have to try this.

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Diane Piecara
Diane Piecara4 years ago

Sounds soothing.

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Sofia Natsis
Sofia Natsis4 years ago

Thanks

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Megan G.
Megan G5 years ago

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

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Joe R.
Joe R5 years ago

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!

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jayasri amma
jayasri amma5 years ago

Nice. I'll have to try it

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