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:
These four ingredients contain soothing properties that help heal and calm the skin. I decided to make my own eye soothing elixir.
I combined the four dry ingredients in a 2 cups of water, slowly heating it and simmering for 10 minutes.
I then removed the mixture from heat, and strained the seeds from the infusion.
I let the infusion cool to room temperature.
I then soaked gauze squares in the infusion, squeezed out the excess liquid, and placed them on my eyes for 15 minutes.
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.
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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