Chamomile flowers are sea salt's accomplice.
Chamomile flowers bring to mind perfectly chlorophyll-ed blades of grass, 70's free-spirited young women, and a sea salt's accomplice as a hair lightener for beachy days out in the sun. While chamomile colors our summer sun memories in sepia, today's Flower Infusion For The Modern Soul Surfer is a must-have recipe for blue-lit eyes. After a day of soul surfing across the expanse of the internet, your eyes will rest and recover fully thanks to this thoughtful remedy.
No thoughts required.
Eye Fatigue Remedy
Eye fatigue plagues modern soul surfers everywhere. Maybe a day "at the office" doesn't exactly equate to life's pivotal a-ha's. But whether you're required to stare at a screen all day for work, or you choose online social platforms for bonding and entertainment, you're plagued. Even the overhead lighting in some environments can be too energizing and fatiguing when endured for long periods of time.
Know that you can connect with your soul when you finally quit seeking external confirmation that it exists. You are the soulmate that you seek. She lives within you, and your journey on this planet is bringing to life her desires. Luxuriate in the cooling balm of this eye fatigue remedy and welcome the presence of your whole being, spirit, soul, and all.
Allow this simple flower infusion to ease the inevitable tension caused by being constantly engaged with the world through beautiful, shiny screens. Take a look at the recipe notes for a bonus application! If you don't have any dried chamomile flowers on hand, I've got you.
for the infusion
1 cup water
2 tablespoons dried chamomile flowers
1. Place chamomile flowers into a heat-safe jar or mug and cover with just-boiled water. Steep for 10 minutes.
2. Strain chamomile through a mesh sieve covered with cheesecloth.
3. Allow to cool completely.
After a day-date with your laptop or extensive blue light exposure, dip two washable wool, cotton, or bamboo makeup rounds into the chamomile infusion. Squeeze out any excess liquid and rest the rounds onto your closed eyes, gently molding them to the shape of your sockets. Lying down, relax for 15 minutes, breathe deeply through your nose, imagining your breath massaging the eye sockets, your third eye, forehead, and temples as you inhale. Exhale slowly through your nose. Repeat this controlled breathing until you feel completely relaxed. Continue to breathe naturally.
To help reduce headaches due to anxiety and stress, practice "Nodi Shodhana Pranayama" or Alternate Nostril Breathing. The Art of Living has a step-by-step guide and video that demonstrates this exercise perfectly.
Because this chamomile infusion is far too bitter to be enjoyed as a tea, I like the reserve a couple tablespoons as a face toner. Place 2 tablespoons of the cooled infusion into a small spray bottle, combine with 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil, 1 drop of vitamin E oil, and 1 drop of colloidal silver. Gently shake to mix all of the ingredients. Store in the refrigerator for a refreshing midday reset or keep on your bathroom counter for two weeks as a post-cleansing toner.