How to Make an Eyebright Eye Pad for Tired Eyes

If your eyes are feeling a little tired, or if you'd rather shut them than attend that party tonight, here's a handy perk-me-up solution. It is both refreshing and restorative.

Ingredients

  • Sprig of eyebright (Euphrasia)
  • Cup of hot water

Steps

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    Infuse the eyebright in boiling water for a few minutes.
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    Wring out a facecloth in hot water and fold it.
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    Pour one tablespoon of the infusion onto the hot facecloth.
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    Place the facecloth over your eyes for 10 - 15 minutes. Do this lying down in a darkened room for maximum effect, with your feet up. The rest will restore you to a better frame of mind and re-energises you.

Tips

  • Fennel can be substituted for eyebright; it will have the same refreshing effects.
  • Take care not to burn yourself with the hot flannel. Use tongs to handle if it is too hot to hold at first when pouring on the infusion. Avoid using a flannel that you cannot hold on the eyes; wait a few moments for it to cool enough.

Warnings

  • As with any herbal remedy, know your allergic tendencies and use with care.
  • If you encounter health problems with your eyes rather than mere tiredness, seek advice from a health professional and do not attempt to self-diagnose.

Things You'll Need

  • Facecloth (use high quality cotton, preferably white)
  • Tongs
  • Dark room with bed or couch

Article Info

Categories: Handmade Cosmetics | Eye Skin Care | Eye Makeup