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Eyebright Glycerol Extract (Organic)

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A glycerin extract of eyebright herb that is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and astringent, excellent in products for around the eye area.

A colourless to pale peach, mobile liquid with a very faint aroma which is made from eyebright herb extracted into vegetable glycerine.

As this is a natural product, there may be some changes in colouration, cloudiness or sediment.

Inci:

Glycerin, Euphrasia Officinalis, Aqua, Citric Acid
The individual materials that make up Eyebright Glycerol Extract are listed on the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing) here.

 
Skin Care
The vegetable glycerin is an excellent humectant which helps to keep the skin moist and hydrated.

Eyebright is one of the classic herbs for using in products for around the eye area. Use the Eyebright Glycerol Extract in gels, serums and eye creams for its anti-wrinkle benefits.

It is anti-inflammatory and anti-aging so use in daily creams and lotions but especially in creams and lotions for more mature skin types.

It is astringent and soothing so can be used in light lotions and gels designed for oily and problem skin types.

Hair Care
Helps to tone up an oily scalp when used in hair conditioners and hair packs.

Other
Use at 3% to 6%. It is safe to use at higher amounts but there is a possibility that the finished product may feel a little sticky.

Water soluble so cannot be used in oil only blends.

Once opened do not leave the cap off the bottle whilst you are working and after use, squeeze some of the air out of the bottle to reduce potential oxidation and seal tightly. Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from freezing and direct sunlight.

Suggested Blends
Eyebright works very well with Arnica in products for around the eye area.

Cautions/Contraindications
None.
Anti-Aging Eye Crème
Stage 1: (room temperature)
2% EmulsiGel Eco
4% Eyebright Glycerol Extract
76% Boiled Spring Water

Stage 2: (above 60°C)
8% Arnica Oil
1% Pomegranate Seed Oil

Stage 3: (below 40°C)
3% Wu Zhu Extract
2% Eco Marine Algae Extract
2% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice

100% Total

Method:
Mix the EmulsiGel Eco with the Eyebright Glycerol Extract and then add to the hot water. Stick blend until thickened.

Combine the Stage 2 ingredients and add to stage 1 and stick blend briefly to combine.

Cool down in a pan of cold water whilst stirring with a spatula.

Add Stage 3 ingredients and stir. Jar and label.



Gel for Puffy Eyes
Stage 1: (room temperature)
77% Orange Blossom (Neroli) Water

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6% Eyebright Glycerol Extract
1% Xanthan Gum

Stage 2: (room temperature)
5% Arnica Oil
1% Preservative 12

100% Total

Method:
Combine the Xanthan Gum with the Eyebright Glycerol extract to make a paste and then add to the the flower water and beat briefly but vigorously to make a gel. Do not over beat the gel.

Add the Stage 2 ingredients and combine thoroughly into the gel. Jar and label.



For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section.

These notes are not meant to replace medical guidance and you should seek the advice of your doctor for your health matters. The formulae are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.
The leaf, stem and flowers of the plant have been used for centuries for a range of ailments and was an important herb catalogued by herbalist Nicholas Culpeper. To learn more about its uses see Kolbjorn Borseth's book on herbs, available as an e-Book here.
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