Looking to soothe tired eyes, remove foreign particles from your eyes or soothe eye infections? You need to try soothing hydrosol eye drops that will change the way you look at hydrosols, literally!
What are Hydrosols?
Hydrosols are clear liquids that are produced as a by-product of the essential oils distillation process. They are highly aromatic, pure, sterile and full of amazing health properties.
Unlike essential oils, hydrosols are mild and gentle. They can be used undiluted. Hydrosols are safe for use with babies, children and pets.
Also known as floral waters, hydrosols are also gentle enough to be applied on the eyes, nose and ears.
How to Hydrosols Help the Eyes?
While hydrosols are safe, non-toxic and mild, do not be fooled! They are rich in healing properties that can help to relieve many health conditions. They also provide many benefits for beautifying the skin, hair and body.
Take a look below for some of the healing properties of hydrosols:
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Hydrosols have potent anti-inflammatory compounds which ease swelling, inflammation and redness in the eyes.
- Cooling: Hydrosols are naturally cooling and soothing. This is very helpful for itchy, painful and heated eyes.
- Antibacterial: Many eye problems are caused by bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, which cause discharge, itchiness and pain. Hydrosols have antibacterial and antiviral properties which help fight eye infections.
- Disinfectant: One of the best ways to avoid eye infections is to cleanse it out with hydrosols. Hydrosols have natural disinfectant properties that can help prevent infections.
What Eye Conditions Can Be Relieved By Hydrosols?
Here are some of the ailments surrounding eyes that can be healed with hydrosol eye drops:
- Dry eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Eye infections, such as conjunctivitis
- Foreign particles stuck in the eyes
- Dust in the eyes
- Inflammation/swelling of the corneal membrane
- And others
Which Hydrosols are Good for the Eyes?
Some of the most popular hydrosols that are good for the eyes include:
- Lavender hydrosol
- Rose hydrosol
- Rosemary hydrosol
- Neroli hydrosol
- Tea tree hydrosol
Homemade Hydrosol Eye Drops Recipe
What you need:
- In a glass cup, pour in 1/8th teaspoon (this is just half of ¼ teaspoon or a pinch) of Himalayan pink salt and your choice of hydrosol.
- Use a clean, dry spoon or glass rod to stir the hydrosol and salt, until the salt is fully dissolved.
- Now transfer this solution into a dropper bottle. You can also use a recycled eye drops bottle. Just make sure it is properly sterilized.
- To use, drop 1 – 2 drops of solution into each eye. Repeat 2 – 3 times a day.
Cleansing Your Eyes with Hydrosol Eye Wash
In some cases, washing out your eyes with plenty of healing eye solution is much more relieving and effective. To find out more on how to make a hydrosol eye wash, read: DIY Hydrosol Eye Wash for Clear, Healthy Eyes