Rose water has been used from ancient times for external application due to its wonderful healing properties. Pure rose water is especially useful for eyes and has wonderful benefits if used for eye care. For eye care, we can use it in the form of eye wash, eye pack or eye cream. These eye care recipes helps eyes feel refreshed and brighter and they also can be used for a long time without any side effects.
People who have itchy, tired, red, dry and swollen eyes will greatly benefit using rose water for eye care. If you are a person who spends a lot of time in front of the computer, try using rose water for eye care at least weekly thrice. You will find that your eyes are refreshed and lot less tired.
Homemade Rose Water:
We have paneer rose plants at home and I always use them for making rose water and it is also very hard to get pesticide free roses from the market. I have to say that when it comes to roses, I always prefer paneer roses over any other roses for their fresh refreshing smell.
The eye care recipes mentioned below are made with pure homemade paneer rose water making them very effective. I would highly suggest making your own rose water, it is very easy to make and stores well in the refrigerator. If you don’t get paneer variety roses, use any free roses that you get but always make sure to use only pesticide free roses.
Rose Water Eye Benefits:
1. For Relieving Tired Eyes:
2. Prevents Eye Infections:
3. Reduces Dark Circles:
4. Reduces Redness Of The Eyes:
5. Reduces Eye Wrinkles:
3 Top Ways To Use Rose Water For Eyes:
1. Rose Water Eye Wash
For the eye wash, take half cup of steam distilled rose water in a cup. Now steep 2 hibiscus tea bags in hot boiling water, let it come to to room temperature. Mix both and use as an eyewash. This eye wash helps treat eye infections and also has a soothing effect on the eyes and greatly helps prevent eye strain.
Use this home made eye wash to wash your eyes. To perform the eye wash, you can either wash your eyes directly with it else immerse the eyes in the liquid by placing it in a cup. Make sure the eye wash comes in direct contact with the eyes, discard the eye wash once you have used it.
2. Rose Water Eye Pack
For the eye pack, grind one banana along with rose water to form a smooth paste. Now take a muslin cloth and place it over the eyes. Spread the banana mixture over the muslin cloth and relax for a few minutes. This will help reduce dark circles along with relaxing our eyes. This pack is very very gentle on the eyes and even people suffering from eye infections can use it.
3. Rose Water Eye Cream
For the cream take equal amount of rose water and aloe vera gel in a cup, mix well. At first the mixture will be lumpy but as you keep mixing, it will form into a smooth cream. Apply this cream everyday before going to bed to prevent dark circles and wrinkles around eyes. If you are using steam distilled rose water, this cream will last well at least for a 15 to 20 days at room temperature.