Suffering from dry itchy eyes can be annoying, but there is a way to solve the annoying eye condition by making a homemade herbal chervil eyewash for cleansing your eyes and soothing the irritation.
How is Chervil Beneficial to the Eyes?
Chervil contains antioxidants, vitamins and volatile healing and soothing oils that help cleanse the eyes gently and remove the irritation and dryness from them.
Making the Eyewash
The way you make the chervil eyewash is by boiling 6 to 8 cups of water on the top of the stove in a medium saucepan with a lid. Once the water is boiled remove it from the stove and set it on a table. After place 5 chervil teabags into the boiling water and allow them to steep for 10-minutes covered with a lid to form an herbal tea.
If you cannot find chervil teabags you can place 5 tablespoons of dried chervil in cheese cloth and tie it up and toss it into the boiling water instead to steep.
Once the tea is made remove the teabags or cheese cloth filled with herbs from the water and allow the water to completely cool for about 2-hours. After the chervil tea is cooled you can use it as an eyewash.
Using the Homemade Eyewash
The best way I find to use the homemade chervil eyewash is by pouring 2 cups of the eyewash into a large metal bowl with 6 cups of cool water. After stick your face into the bowl of eyewash and open your eyes up in the water just like you would if you were swimming underneath water.
This will help really wash the eyes out. If you do not like the sound of doing this you can take a cotton cloth and soak it in the eyewash and place it over your eyes and soak your eyes this way instead.
Doing this will help reduce the swelling and some of the irritation in your eyes. I personally like washing them out in the bowl because it is more effective. The eyewash doesn’t sting or anything.
It just feels soothing and refreshing, and after my eyes feel a lot better. The homemade chervil eyewash can also be used to help rinse dust, sand and pollen from the eyes.
Another way you can use the homemade chervil eyewash is by pouring it into a squeezable bottle and using it as a wound cleaner when you get cuts or scrapes. It will help wash out the wound and clean it right up. You may also use the squeezable bottle as another way to rinse out your eyes by tilting your head back and gently squirting the herbal wash directly into your eyes. Just make sure the bottle is super clean and has a gentle squirt cover on top because you do not want to be too rough with your eyes.
I hope this helps some of you out there suffering from dry itchy eyes looking for a natural way to relieve the irritation. I know this homemade gentle chervil eyewash works well for me.
I hope you are able to find some relief as well.