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It's Allergy Awareness Week!

 

This week is allergy awareness week so I thought I’d share some recipes this one is my Itchy Eye Soother Recipe.

 

My itchy eye soother recipe was inspired by my Aromatherapy Teacher, Trevor England and the Aromatherapist Julia Lawless, whose Toner recipe I adapted from her book ‘Complete Illustrated Guide to Aromatherapy’. The two main ingredients are Rosewater and German Chamomile.  Rosewater (sometimes called Rose Hydrolat or Rose Floral Water) is a bi-product when making the actual Rose Essential oil.  Many of the essential oils we use are produced through steam distillation.  The water collected from this process is extremely gentle; but the therapeutic benefits are similar to those of the actual oil that has been distilled. For this reason Floral Waters are often used as toners, sprays and compresses. German Chamomile has great soothing and anti-inflammatory properties; mainly due to the substance that makes it blue, Azulene.  The combination of these two magical ingredients, with the cooling effect of Aloe Vera makes it a wonderful soothing and healing compress.

 

75ml Rose Water/Hydrolat

3 drops German Chamomile Essential oil

2 drops Lavender Essential oil

25ml Aloe Vera Water

 

Combine the Rosewater, 3 drops of German Chamomile and 2 drops of Lavender Essential Oil in a brown bottle. Shake and leave in a dark cool cupboard for 4 weeks.  After the four weeks, filter the solution using a funnel and coffee filter paper (place the coffee filter paper inside the funnel). Once filtered mix in the Aloe Vera water and decant into another 100ml brown bottle.  To use soak 2 cotton wool pads with the solution and place over the eyes.  Solution can be kept in a cool dark place or a fridge.

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