Soothing Eye Gel

The protein in the gelatin nourishes the skin beneath the eye and helps to tighten and smooth it. The elderflowers have a mildly astringent, tightening effect. Store the gel in a refrigerator and use within six days.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 small sprig fresh elderflowers
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried eyebright leaves
  • 5 fl oz water
  • 1 teaspoon powdered gelatin

Here’s what you do:

Put the elderflowers and eyebright in a saucepan with the water. Cover and bring to a boil, the simmer for 10 minutes. Cool and strain the infusion. Place the gelatin in a small saucepan with 3 tablespoons of the small infusion and leave to soak for 10 minutes. Set the pan over a low heat until the gelatin melts. Transfer the eye gel to a sterile pot with a lid, and leave it to cool and solidify. Apply a small amount of gel with a fingertip. Dab the gel into the skin; don’t rub the skin. Source: From Home Spa: Pamper Yourself Naturally by Sian Rees.

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