How to Make You Own Soothing Gel for Tired Eyes

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How to Make You Own Soothing Gel for Tired Eyes

Although eye fatigue is rarely a serious condition, it is still quite a common and annoying situation. There are several activities that require intense use of our eyes, such as long periods of reading, driving or looking at computer screens as well as poor lighting conditions. Also sleep deprivation can cause tired eyes or eye irritation.

Symptoms of tired eyes can include feeling of heaviness in eyes, difficulty focusing, blurred vision, sore, swollen or irritated eyes, increased sensitivity to light and watery or dry eyes.


The overall feeling is of achy, weak, or heavy eyes. Usually you can reduce or prevent tired eyes by making simple changes in your environment and work habits, and if you already have tired eyes, you can apply this cooling gel and you will feel the difference.

Aloe vera gel contains active ingredients that help fight inflammation (and you can read more about aloe vera in my previous article about the best uses of aloe vera for great and healthy skin).

Cucumbers are a well-known remedy for puffy eyes, and they are still considered one of the most effective ways to make tired eyes appear awake and bright. Cucumbers have a high water content, and an cold cucumber can greatly reduce under eye swelling.

It’s also known that placing chamomile tea bags on your closed eyes will reduce dark circles and puffiness because of chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties. So combining all these ingredients is very soothing for tired eyes.


Soothing Gel for Tired Eyes

1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1 small cucumber, roughly chopped
50 ml distilled extract of witch hazel
1 sachet vegetable gelatine
1 chamomile tea bag

Put the aloe vera and cucumber into a blender and process until smooth. Filter the mix to extract the juice. Take 100 ml of the juice and set aside. Add to the pan the witch hazel, the gelatine and the tea bag. Gently heat until the mixture starts to thicken.

When the mixture is cooling down, remove the tea bag, then add the remaining cucumber and aloe vera juice and whisk well. Store in a sterilized airtight container.

How to apply? apply the gel before bed, and wash off in the morning.
Storage – the gel keeps in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

Chamomile and aloe vera and are very common herbal remedies and are useful for many ailments. If you are interested in natural and herbal remedies, you can find more useful information in my e-book the Herbal Remedies Guide. This guide will teach you how to treat common ailments using herbs:

Herbal Remedies Guide

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7 Responses to How to Make You Own Soothing Gel for Tired Eyes

  1. Malikah Adams says:

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  2. naturalremediesexpert says:

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  3. SYM says:

    Thank You for all the amazing recipes.

  4. Ada Oliver says:

    informative and practical


  5. Stephanie says:

    I was wondering could you use this for your whole face?
    Love, love, love your website. It is fantastic. Thank you for all the info.

    • Jenny says:

      Thank you Stephanie for your kind words. Yes, you can use it for the whole face, as what’s suitable to the delicate area of the eyes will be suitable for other areas.

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