Eyes and oils are not things you would normally associate with each other but there are some Marvel Oils that are great for eye problems. Note that you don’t put any of these in the eyes though, with the exception of cold pressed, hexane-free Castor Oil. Castor Oil is an ingredient in some ophthalmology eye drops and is often recommended in Ayurvedic medicine for eye strain and other eye problems. One drop in each eye at bedtime is said to lubricate the cornea, reduce irritation and detoxify the eyes.
Flaxseed oil taken as a supplement is often recommended for dry eyes and has a high success rate. One drop of Lavender oil across the bridge of the nose is helpful for both dry eyes and blocked tear ducts.
Applying a drop of Frankincense essential oil (or Sandalwood / Juniper) around the eye sockets every day can help improve vision.
Conjunctivitis / Pink Eye
Apply Castor Oil to the eye lids at the first sign of irritation or try one drop of Lavender oil spread around the eye socket, twice a day. Frankincense Oil can also be helpful. Apply it to the palms of the hands (two or three drops should do it) and cup your eyes for a few minutes. Repeat twice a day.
This is an annoying condition which basically means inflammation of the eyelids. Eyelids can redden, itch and swell, with dandruff-like scaling and crusting. The eyes can feel gritty and irritated. Causes range from bacterial infections to allergies, demodex mites and inflammation of the meibomian glands of the lids. Apart from good eyelid hygiene and hot compresses, swiping the eyelids with good old Castor Oil or Coconut Oil can provide relief.
See also Oils and Ears