Rose Eye Wash for Sore, Tired or Irritated Eyes
  • 1 oz. Rosewater
  • 8 oz. Water
  • 9 Rosebuds

Quantity:  Makes 3-8 eye or face washes.

To Make:  In a small covered enamel pot, bring the Rosebuds and water to a slow boil, lower the heat, remove the cover and simmer for a minute or two until some of the water boils off.  Strain out the liquid into a clean container and refrigerate.  When cool, add the Rosewater to 4 oz. of the herbal liquid.  You must use this liquid within 3 days.

To Use:  Rinse your eyes whenever necessary using this fluid with either an eyecup or the hollow of your palm.

Tip No. 1:  You can also add 1 oz. Rosewater directly to 4 oz. of distilled or boiled water, without using the Rosebuds called for above and bottle the liquid.  This will not spoil and may be used at your leisure.

Tip No. 2:  Rosewater may be purchased at any old-fashioned pharmacy, herb or nutrition store and in most fine liquor stores (Rosewater is often used in fine mixed drinks).  You might also find it available in Turkish or Middle Eastern specialty shops.

This recipe is courtesy of JeanneRose.net