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Having Bouts Of Itchy Eyes And Swollen Eyelids

Author: Jennifers S.
Date: 06-07-2015
Views: 1,768
Word Count: 173
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10670-OR
Scientific Studies: 7

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Every so often I am burdened with itchy eyes and swollen eyelids. After several bouts and little advice from the experts, I tried and succeeded with Lavender essential oil.


What I did was dilute Lavender essential oil with a carrier oil. My preference is grapeseed oil; but olive oil, V-6 Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, and coconut oil would also work as well.

I put one drop of Lavender oil and two drops of grapeseed oil in the palm of my hand, mixed them together in a circular motion, and then cupped my hands over my eyes for relief. If my eyes were really sensitive and irritated, I would hold my cupped hands a little further from my face. I did this morning and night and found immediate relief.

After having this same issue recur three times in six weeks, each time I used Lavender essential oil reduced the length of time it took to feel relief. Now I have not had an incident in two months!

Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: eyes, eyelid, eyelids, blepharitis, lids, drops.

Supporting Scientific Studies
1."Demodex blepharitis is a common but overlooked external eye disease. The pathogenesis of Demodex blepharitis in eliciting ocular surface inflammation has been further clarified. The modified eyelash sampling and counting method makes it easier and more accurate to diagnose Demodex infestation. Tea tree oil shows promising potential to treat Demodex blepharitis by reducing Demodex counts with additional antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory actions."Link
2."Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
3."[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link
4."[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
5."The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
6."Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
7."Researchers report that carnosic acid, a component of the herb[s] rosemary [and sage], promotes eye health. The team found that carnosic acid protects retinas from degeneration and toxicity.... Their findings suggest that carnosic acid may have clinical applications for the outer retina, including age-related macular degeneration."Link

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