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It is safe to say that I absolutely detest pink eye, otherwise know as conjunctivitis. About 6 years ago, what should have been a one week battle with pink eye turned into nearly a month of annoying discharge and painful red eyes. After that experience, any little eye discharge with an itch has me on high alert.
A few days ago I noticed that a few of my children had an increase in eye discharge, a couple of them to the point that it was caking their lower eye lids. Their eyes weren’t red and they weren’t complaining of itchiness but I could tell a virus was trying to take a foothold in their eyes. Then when I woke up one morning with the same eye junk and itchiness I knew an infection was spreading through our eyes.
I had to get ahead of this infection before it got worse and spread throughout my family of nine.
After some research I decided to try a mixture of essential oils shown to have antibacterial properties and help with inflammation. I was thrilled with the results. This simple and inexpensive recipe cured all of us of our pink eye.
Pink Eye Essential Oil Recipe
Mix in a small dish with 1T oil (jojoba oil, almond oil, grape seed oil are preferred)
Rub a small amount of the essential oil mix on the bony part under your eye. Take great caution to not get essential oils in your eye. Apply 3-5 times per day or as needed.
If your eye condition does not clear up or gets worse please seek medical attention immediately. Certain types of conjunctivitis can damage you eye sight if left unattended.