Recommended by Stephanie Tourles, author of Organic Body Care Recipes, this soothing eye rinse works very well for tired, dry, and bloodshot eyes. Remember that with any home remedy, you want to ensure that your utensils and containers are sanitized before you begin.
- 1 cup distilled water
- 1 tablespoon of eyebright, chamomile flowers, or crushed fennel seeds
Prep Time: approximately 45 minutes
Blending Tools: strainer; shake before each use
Store In: sterilized plastic or glass bottle or spritzer
Yield: approximately 1 cup
Bring the water to a boil and remove it from heat. If you're using fennel seeds, crush them using a mortar and pestle. Add one of the herbs listed above to the boiled water, cover the pot, and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the liquid twice through a nylon stocking, coffee filter, or very fine cloth.
Pour the strained liquid into a sterilized container. You can refrigerate this rinse for up to seven days.