Spring is finally here and it is time to talk about one of my favorite hydrosols: Green Myrtle.
I live on a farm with horses which means I am always tossing hay or mucking stalls and out in the elements; which of course I love but it certainly causes my allergies to kick into high gear.
During spring allergy season I always carry Green Myrtle in my pocket so it's handy for me to spray liberally on my face and in my eyes to relieve allergy symptoms. YES IN MY EYES! For those of you that are not aware of this miracle hydrosol, it is one of the best ways to soothe your itchy watery eyes.
The chemotype in green myrtle makes it perfect for the eye. People often have a hard time believing that this could actually work and are reluctant to spray or apply directly to their eyes, and yet when they do there is an almost immediate sense of relief.
As my friend Tara says “It's like a spa for the eyes.”
I have also had many people share with me that Green Myrtle also quickly healed a sty (a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid that may look like a boil or a pimple). Previously, I have never had a sty, but recently I woke up and my eye was painful and it felt like I had been punched so to speak. At first I couldn't see anything, but by the end of the morning I saw the red hard bump forming and I immediately started spraying on Green Myrtle.
Now I will be honest I sprayed my eye about 10 times that day, ( I tend to go overboard but the good news is you can’t overuse this) but by the next morning it was virtually gone.
If you too are in the midst of itchy-eye-allergy-season, you'll want to stock up on this amazing hydrosol.