With blossom jar’s oil moisturizers you now have the health of your skin under control, but what about the rest of your face? Sparkling eyes, long eyelashes and thick eyebrows are also indicators of beauty and wellbeing, and with a little bit of special care you can ensure they are up-to-par with your glowing complexion.
How we remove eye makeup and the extra nourishment we give these areas are vital to keeping our eyes white and clear, our eyelashes lush and strong, and our eyebrows healthy and defined. Instead of using expensive and synthetic makeup removers, turn to your pantry instead. Scoop out a little bit of coconut oil or pour a tad of olive oil onto your fingertips and massage onto eyelids and lashes. Then wipe away raccoon eyes with a soft cloth. I love these organic cotton ones I found on Etsy. Do not use tissues, as the wood pulp can cause microscopic tears around the sensitive eye area and is aging in the long run.
Once your face is completely clean and all traces of makeup are gone, red or tired eyes can benefit from a fennel bath. This ancestral herbal remedy soothes irritation and helps tone surrounding tissue. To make, steep a medicinal grade fennel tea bag in a cup of boiled water for the recommended time. Make sure to place a lid on the infusion so the essential oils do not escape. Once the infusion is done, remove the tea bag and allow the water to cool. Then pour into a shallow bowl or eyecup and bathe each eye for 30 seconds. To do this, blink calmly into the wash.
Now that your eyes are bright, it’s on to moisturizing eyelashes and eyebrows the natural way! My great-grandfather Alexander, who was a doctor in Russia and is seated next to my great-grandmother Lydia here, was a proponent of castor oil for thick eyelashes and eyebrows. And he was right! Castor oil is a natural emollient that delivers fatty acids to your lashes and brows, keeping them supple and strong. Simply rub a tiny amount of castor oil on your upper and lower lash lines, and then move up to your eyebrows.
Hope you enjoy these nighttime natural beauty tips for healthy eyes, sky-high eyelashes and pretty eyebrows!