So as I write this it is the first day of mandatory home quarantine in the state of California during Covid 19.
I am laughing as I write this and feeling a little embarrassed. Why am I finally putting down my Grandmother’s eye wash recipe during a viral pandemic?
Leave it to me – Last night while I was flossing my teeth I had a piece of food that was stuck between one of my molars fly out from the floss and land in my right eye. I saw it coming and lifted my head up and away slightly so it landed in my eye towards the bottom. It hurt, but I flushed my eye with water and it seemed like whatever was in the eye I managed to rinse out.
Last night I woke up at about 1 am and my right I was glued shut with gunk. I was hoping when I woke up it would be back to normal, but nope, so I am making up my Nana’s Eye Wash Recipe to see if I can get it cleared up.
My eye feels kind of heavy or swollen and is leaking a little bit. I took a photo of my eye.
Woo Hoo it worked. I used it in my eye 3 times and it is fine now. I used it at night, in the morning and one more time at night.
I make a small batch. You can easily double the batch.
Boric Acid Eye Wash
1 Cup Bottled Water Boiled
1/8 teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder
Use sterilized containers to make this solution. My Grandma would boil the water on the stove, turn the heat off and then add the 1/8 teaspoon Boric acid and stir until the Boric acid was completely incorporated into the water. She would cool it completely and keep it in a sterilized jelly jar.
She would pour it in our eyes when we were kids and she thought we had an infection. I like to keep it in a bottle and soak a cotton ball to put against my eye. It always worked. Boric acid is an antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-fungal. It reduces inflammation and itchiness. My Grandmother also used this on the dogs and I have as well with wonderful results.
(If you think you have injured or scratched your eyeball head to a Doctor right away. Never risk your eyes!)