To make sea salt eye wash, you will need:
- 1/2 cup of Distilled Water (warm or cold)
- 1/4 tsp of Sea Salt (Himalayan Sea Salt. This volume makes a sea salt eye wash with a salt concentration of slightly over 1% to mimic human tears and to avoid burning.)
- a glass
- an eye cup (or small shot glass)
To make sea salt eye wash, do the following:
- Remove any eye make up or skin cream that may get into the wash
- Combine the sea salt with warm water in glass. However, if you need to soothe allergy and itchiness, use cold water. I found cold water sea salt washes particularly soothing for my dust allergies and the intense itching that I got sometimes in the corner of my eyes.
- Pour into an eye cup. A small shot glass will work.
- Hold the eye cup below your chin and then lower your head over it until the rim securely covers the outer edges of one eye.
- Tilt your head backwards so that the eye is immersed in the sea salt eye wash.
- While hold the eye cup in place, open your eye and look around.
- Repeat this sea salt eye wash for each eye for a few seconds.
- For a stronger sea salt eye wash, see below. -->
The ultimate sea salt eye wash:
If you can handle the higher salt concentration of seawater (ie approximately 3.1 to 3.8%) and have access to a beach with unpolluted sea water, allow the water to get into your eyes. For instance, dive with your eyes open and or soak your eyes underwater. While doing this, maximize the sea salt eye wash by looking around.