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Soothing Yourself


Last Edited: February 5, 2007, 12:51 am


Sometimes plugging away at running down numbers, finding pairs, and posting can really drain your energy. Here are a couple of natural remedies to sooth those tired eyes and rejuvenate the brain.

Tired Eyes… Try this eye compress.  It’s very simple.  Put 1 drop of chamomile or lavender into a bowl of cold water (at least 1 quart) stir well.  Next soak 2 cotton pads (not cotton balls) in the mixture, and then squeeze out the excess.  Lie down and place 1 pad on each eye for about 10 minutes or so.  Rest. Let the compress sooth your eyes.  Repeat if necessary.

Brain Drain…. It doesn’t get any easier than this.  A drop or two of Basil essential oil on a tissue placed somewhere near you will do the trick. Or you can breath in the aroma right from the container.  This will invigorate the brain and refresh your thinking.  Include some stretching and you’re good to go.  Basil is very strong so not much is needed.  Don’t over do it.  And by all means, know when to stop pushing yourself.  Nothing takes the place of good old common sense and some rest.   

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