Briana, my daughter-in-law has had a persistent, minor infection on her lower eyelid…a small stye or an inflammation of an eyelash pore (?)…since January. It had gotten tender to blink…and sore. She asked if there was anything we could do to help it heal.
Remembered an interesting, easy-to-make eyewash listed in the Higley’s Reference Guide For Essential Oils. They say it’s from Stanley Burrough’s book Healing For the Age of Enlightenment, mentioning that it has helped “clear glaucoma, cataracts, spots, film, and growths of various kinds.”
Well, it lives up to its reputation! Bri used the drops (one in each eye, 3x day) for most of a week. Then she was out of town for ten days and a bit more erratic with the applications. All pain/discomfort has vanished and the red inflammation is almost gone. Another week or so of use and it should be totally cleared up.
Her hubby (my son, Marc) used it to relieve his very itchy, hayfever eyes as well.
Here’s the recipe:
– 5 Tablespoons distilled water (we used 10 Tablespoons to keep it from ’stinging’ as much)
– 2 Tablespoons honey
– 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar.
Shake well to mix. Put in a dropper bottle to use. Does not need refrigeration.
NOTE: It stings a bit when you first put the drops in, but the stinging diminishes quickly.
Give it a try, if your eyes are in need of care.