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DIY cooling eye compress


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As fellow members of the 21st century, you probably struggle just as much as we do with itchy and irritated eyes that come from staring at a computer screen all day long. Or hay fever.

So we got in touch with our friends at Neal’s Yard Remedies, an amazing all-natural and environmentally friendly health and beauty brand based in London, for a quick and easy fix to mend our (and your) tired eyes.

Hope we’ll all be seeing clearly soon! —Jamie McKillop

Bright Eyes Cooling Eye Compress

2 in organic cucumber
1 tsp witch hazel herb
1 tsp rose buds (available at Enfleurage Events in the West Village or most tea shops)
1 tsp dried chamomile
2 tsp aloe vera juice
1/2 cup water
2 organic cotton wool pads

Add chamomile and rose to boiled water, steep for ten minutes then allow to cool and put in the fridge. Puree cucumber, skin and all, in a food processor with witch hazel and aloe vera juice. Add chilled chamomile and rose blend and mix until you get a lovely runny consistency. Soak cotton wool pads in the mixture, squeeze out any excess. Place over closed eyes and relax.