A tincture produced from the dried herb Euphrasia officinalis.
Herb to liquid ratio: 1:2
Alcoholic strength (ethanol): 45%
Aqua, Ethanol, Euphrasia officinalis
An excellent ingredient to use in any eye gels or creams
Which products to use it in
Use 2-4% Tincture in Eye Gels or Eye Creams or you can dilute the Tincture (2%) in water and apply it directly onto the skin around the eyes. For puffiness around the eyes, combine with 1-2% Arnica Tincture.
Use 1-3% of the Tincture in your Eye Gel or Eye Cream Recipes.
Dilute 1-2% of the Tincture in water and apply it directly to the skin around the eyes.
Water or oil-soluble?
Can I add it to ready-made products?
You can add it to all ready made products, like creams, lotions and shampoos but beware that all of them become thinner when you add an alcohol based product to a product based on emulsifiers, detergents and gels.
Recommended Dosage/How to use in products
In toners and face spritzers for oily skin use up to 30% as a possible blend of tinctures.
Toners for other skin types use up to 20% as a possible blend of tinctures.
Eyebright blends well with Arnica Tincture to relieve puffiness around the eyes.
As an infused herb in eye creams and gels you can use infused Cornflowers.
In eye creams use a soft, smooth and supple oil that is also thin and dry and high in omega 3 for example, Kiwi Seed, Rosehip, Blueberry Seed and Chia Seed Oils.
The word 'Euphrasia' is of Greek origin, deriving from 'Euphrosyne' (gladness), the name of one of the Three Graces who was well known for her joy, mirth and gladness, and thse qualities are thought to be given to this plant for the valuable properties historically attributed to it for preserving eyesight and bringing gladness to the sufferer. It wasn't until the 14th Century that it was mentioned 'for all evils of the eye'.
In Scotland the Highlanders made an infusion of the herb in milk, dipped a feather in it and applied it to weak or inflamed eyes.
Traditionally, a compress made from an infusion of Eyebright was used to give relief from redness, swelling, and visual disturbances due to eye infections.