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Clay Pads for Your Eyes

Category: Clay Discoveries
Posted: 2007-04-07 16:53

Well, I won't re-invent the wheel on every post. I do, however, want to give you access to the best information there is. This is no exception.


Clay Pads for Your Eyes
by Aparna

As we are spending more and more of our time under artificial lightings and illuminations, television, computers and the like, our delicate eyes are constantly subjected to stress and strain. The hectic and stressful lifestyle that one leads these days is also detrimental to one’s ocular health. Result – Defective vision and other eye problems are increasing at an alarming rate. A sensible diet coupled with a few relaxation techniques for the eyes can help to relieve those tired eye muscles.

To give your eyes the much rest, here’s a recipe for a clay eye-pad recommended by naturopaths. So try this out to relax and cool your eyes.

The clay eye pad:

Take clay of any red clay (ghassoul). It should be obtained from a source devoid of chemical infiltration. If you cannot be sure it of cosmetic quality then sift it and see to it that it is without grit.


Moisten clay with cold water and make round, flat and small lumps from it. Put these lumps on your closed eyelids for about 10 minutes (not more than that). Lie down and relax completely. See to it that your mind is free of all worries and problems of the day. Put on some gentle background music if you are more auditory in nature.

We frequently rest our eyes during the day (especially when they are tired) by closing them for a moment. This clay pad relaxation method brings about a fuller and a more conscious relaxation of the eyes and is an improvement on the natural and unconscious process of closing one’s eyes for relaxing. Clay has the virtue of drawing out toxins and has a cooling effect on the eyes.

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No Blemish Mask

Category: Recipes
Posted: 2007-04-04 22:00

Facial care never tasted so good!!

No Blemish Mask

10 g / 1 tsp ground almonds*
50 g / 2 Tbsp rice powder (can be made in a blender)
50 g / 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
pinch of fresh orange zest (organic where available)

Make a fine powder of all these ingredients using a blender. Add filtered water to this powder to make a paste and apply to your face - avoiding eye area. Gently massage the skin in circular motions for 5 minutes, allow it to dry. Rinse well with clear warm water.

*Brown (raw) organic almonds can be blanched by adding them to a pot of boiling water and simmering for 2 minutes. Remove from water and cool enough to handle; using a tea towel or paper towel, gently squeeze/remove brown papery covering from almond. Cool completely before grinding them (whirl in food processor but be careful to not make "almond butter"!)
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