In these days it is a good idea to look back to our past and start making our own remedies again. That way we are in charge of what goes in. Apart from that it is educational and environmentally friendly.
So this will be a first of an on going series where I will share some of my Remedies for the more common use.
Please be aware, that they are not actual medicines, they are part of a more holistic approach to well being. So if you are ill, please go see the Doctor.
FOR SORE EYES – Cucumber Eye Gel (to soothe sore or swollen eyes)
1 small cucumber, chopped
200ml Aloe Gel or 50ml Aloe Activator or 3 tablespoons Aloe Gelly ( see: http://www.foreveraloe.ws)
1 sachet vegetable gelatine
50ml distilled extract of which hazel BP
1 white tea teabag
3 drops peppermint essential oil
1) Roughly chop the cucumber.
Add the Aloe and the cucumber into a blender and process until smooth.
Strain the mix through a sieve to extract the juice.
Measure out 100ml of the strained juice and set aside.
2) Add the witch hazel to a pan, whisk in the gelatine and add the teabag.
Gently heat the mixture until it starts to thicken.
As the mixture cools, take out the teabag, then whisk in the cucumber and Aloe mixture
and add the peppermint oil.
3) Bottle up the gel in a sterilized, airtight pump dispenser.
Apply to the eye area before bed, then wash off in the morning
Keeps in the fridge for up to six weeks