Chamomile Tea Bags on Eyes: Easy DIY Spa Treatment

A spa treatment for your eyes can make a huge difference when you are tired, have irritated eyes, puffiness around the eyes, or just need to relax.  If only you had the time or money to spend at the spa.

Don't worry, it is possible to pamper yourself at home.  Let me explain why using Chamomile tea bags on eyes is such an effective remedy and how you can do it yourself.  It is so easy and affordable, you will want to incorporate it into your daily routine.

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What Are the Benefits of Using Chamomile Tea Bags on Eyes?

Chamomile tea bags are an affordable, natural option to use for a relaxing spa treatment at home. When you place the tea bags on your eyes, it forces you to take a break, rest, and unwind.  The Chamomile helps to calm you.

In addition to helping make the treatment more relaxing, the Chamomile tea bags on your eyes can also:

  • Reduce inflammation that can cause puffy, swollen eyes
  • Relieve symptoms of pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Soothe the skin, reduce redness and irritation
  • Refresh sore, red, or irritating eyes

If you have a black eye, this treatment can reduce the swelling and soothe irritated skin.

How Often Can You Use Chamomile Tea Bags on Eyes?

Since this is a natural treatment, you don't have to worry about overdoing it.  You can incorporate using the Chamomile tea bags into your daily skincare routine.  

If skin or eye ailments are serious or do not improve, it's important to get personal advice from a healthcare professional.

Which Chamomile Tea Bags Should I Use on Eyes?

You don't need special Chamomile tea bags for this eye treatment.  In most cases, you can use the same ones that you use to make a pot of tea.  Just be sure the tea bag is unbleached and does not have staples. 

If you happen to have loose Chamomile tea, you can use these filter bags.

How to Use Chamomile Tea Bags on Eyes

It is easy to do this Chamomile eye treatment at home on your own.  You don't need any special equipment or ingredients - just two Chamomile tea bags.  While it will take about 45 minutes, you will be relaxing most of the time.

First, prepare the tea bags.  Boil some water and steep two bags of tea just like you would if you were making Chamomile tea to drink. After about a minute, the tea bags can be removed from the hot water.

Be careful as the tea bags will be hot.  Use a spoon to remove one tea bag.  Wrap the string around the spoon and the tea bag to remove the excess liquid.  Repeat with the other tea bag.  Allow them to cool down so they’re warm, or chill them in the refrigerator for 10 to 20 minutes.

While you are waiting for the tea bags to cool prepare your face for the treatment. You will need to take out contacts if you wear them.  Then wash your hands and face thoroughly making sure to remove all your makeup.

Once the tea bags have cooled, lay down, close your eyes, and place a tea bag on each eye.  Relax, keeping your eyes closed, for 15 to 30 minutes.  

During this time, you can play some soft music or just enjoy the peace and quiet.  Also, try using your fingertips to apply gentle pressure and massage the area around your eyes.  If you’ve chilled the tea bags, try putting a slice of cool cucumber on top for added relief.

After 15-30 minutes, remove the tea bags and slowly open your eyes.  Apply some of your favorite eye cream.

Other Chamomile Treatments You Can Do at Home

We like to use Chamomile in homemade skincare products.  If you liked this Chamomile tea bag eye treatment, be sure to also check out:


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Natalie Bell
 

Natalie was introduced to massage therapy and manual therapy after health issues of her own. After she experienced the power of massage first hand, she decided to study the art of massage and formalized her knowledge in Arizona Western College.

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