Hey there,

creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

Lately, I've been researching herbal remedies for soothing skin and came across several sources specifically targeting the eye area. Ever since I read Leah's post on a good evening skin care routine, I've been making a point of taking better care of my skin both morning and night. My research led me to 4 ingredients:

Fennel

Lavender

Calendula

Chamomile

dried herbs and flowers

These four ingredients contain soothing properties that help heal and calm the skin. I decided to make my own eye soothing elixir.

herbs and flowers for the skin

I combined the four dry ingredients in a 2 cups of water, slowly heating it and simmering for 10 minutes.

making eye soother

I then removed the mixture from heat, and strained the seeds from the infusion.

making eye soother

I let the infusion cool to room temperature.

calming skin

I then soaked gauze squares in the infusion, squeezed out the excess liquid, and placed them on my eyes for 15 minutes.

using eye soother

I'd show you pictures of the gauze on my face, but it looked like a scene out of a horror movie, so I'll spare you.

skin soothing solution

The leftover infusion can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days and used as a skin or hair rinse.

Wondering where I got my ingredients?

I purchased the chamomile flowers from Trader Joe's and dried them in my kitchen. I bought the fennel at the grocery store. I purchased the lavender and calendula in bulk from the amaaaazing Mountain Rose Herbs.

 

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