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Herbs appropriate for eye compresses

  • Roman Chamomile
  • Borage
  • Colt's Foot
  • Elder
  • Horsetail
  • Comfrey
  • Cornflower
  • Hips
  • Eyebright

Eyebright compresses

1⁄2 tsp of dried Eyebright
2 dl (~6.8 fl oz) of water

Eyebright gives back the elasticity and refreshes. Try an ice cold compress after a hard day. It helps against dark areas under the eyes, which are caused by fatigue and other signs of strain. After the compress, your eyes are like stars again, and ready for any nightly pleasures.

Chamomile compress

1⁄2 tbsp of dried Roman Chamomile flowers
2 dl (~6.8 fl oz) of water

Reduces swelling, makes the skin softer and the look clearer.

Horsetail compress

1⁄2 tbsp of dried horsetail
2 dl (~6.8 fl oz) of water

Reduces swelling in the eyelids.

Hip compress I

1 tbsp of dried Hips
2 dl (~6.8 fl oz) of water

Hip compress II

Hip tea

Hips smooth out bags under the eyes.

French eye compresses

1 tbsp of Cornflower
2 dl (~6.8 fl oz) of water

Shimmer ointment

1⁄2 tsp of honey
2 drops of Almond oil

Mix honey and Almond oil, be thorough when you smear it around your eyes. Rest for 15 minutes so you feel the effect. Wash it away with chamomile compresses. Repeat the treatment for 2-3 days in a row.

Cream for the area around the eyes

3 tbsp of water free lanolin
1 tbsp of mineral oil
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp of bees wax
2 tbsp of Safflor oil
1 tbsp of cold water (can be excluded)

The mineral oil is in the recipe because it helps to remove make-up. If you want to skip it, you can use an extra tbsp of lanolin. Melt lanolin and mineral oil over a water bath until has a consistency similar to jelly. Add the whisked egg yolk. Over another water bath, melt bees wax and Safflor oil. Pour the two mixtures in the same bowl. Add water if you want. It helps to keep the skin moist, but it can make the cream sting. Whisk the mixture to a foam.

Against rings and bags under the eyes

Use raw, grated potato in gauze. Leave it on for 15 minutes.

For tired eyes

Do the same as with the potato, but use apple.

Against swollen eyes

Cucumber slices...

Herbs for the eyes

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