There is nothing like itchy, red and or burning eyes. Even worse, they at times develop that sticky and gritty feel. Don’t worry, relief is on the way. Give some of these simple, natural remedies a try.
Option 1. Ingredients
- Chamomile tea
- Eyebright (if available)
Start by gently cleaning the eye with a soft facial tissue that has been dipped in boiled or distilled water and cooled to lukewarm. Next we prepare the eyewash by making 1 cup of chamomile tea: steep 10 chamomile buds or one chamomile tea bag (unsweetened) in hot water for 15 minutes. Mix in 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the tea, plus one teaspoon of eyebright (if available). When the solution has cooled to lukewarm, pour it into an eyecup or a clean shot glass. Just put your eye down over the glass, press the glass against your face and lift your head. Keep the eye open while the solution bathes the eye. Do this several times a day for the best results.
Option 2. Ingredients
- Aloe Vera extract
Place a drop or two drops of Aloe Vera extract in the eye by pulling down the lower lid and putting drops under the lid. This option is pretty simple and effective.
Option 3. Ingredients
- Liquid glycerin
This method is for when eye problems are accompanied by sinus problems. Nose drops can help sooth the inflamed mucous membranes. Start by boiling eight ounces of water, then letting it cool to lukewarm. Next we add one teaspoon of salt and one tablespoon of liquid glycerin to the mixture. Place 10 drops into each nostril with your head held back so the drops can work its way through the entire nasal passage. This procedure can be repeated several times a day for the best results.
These simple but effective home remedies will have those itchy eyes feeling wonderful all year long and keep a good deal of money in your pocket.