Natural Pink Eye and Allergy Eye Remedy~ Honey Eye Wash

Mar 30, 2013 Categories: Beauty, Food and Recipes, Health/Allergy, Our Story

My oldest son is constantly having allergy issues…we have to be careful and watch what he eats or touches while we are out and about.  The crazy thing is that it is not always consistent.  It seems that some foods or air irritants bother him sometimes and not others.  I try to pay close attention to these things, but it seems that whenever I think I have it figured out, something changes!  So here is one of our natural remedies for when his allergies act up; it is also great for pink eye!

Natural Pink Eye Remedy

This was him on a particularly bad day…poor guy!

Honey Eye Wash~

2 cups water

1/2 cup honey

Bring the water and honey mixture to a rolling boil, stirring constantly.  After it boils, let cool completely.

Honey Eye Wash Mix

When cooled, fill a bottle with a small tip opening (I used a saline bottle I had washed out).  Hold your head over the sink or tub and with your eye slightly open, gradually pour the Honey Eye Wash over your eye.  Repeat for the other eye if needed.  The unused portion can be saved for up to a week.  Just be sure to shake well before each use.

My son’s eye usually clears up in a day or two when we use this remedy.  Simple and inexpensive, no eye drops required!

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32 thoughts on “Natural Pink Eye and Allergy Eye Remedy~ Honey Eye Wash

  1. Great idea! We have constant allgery/pink eye problems during the spring and summer, and I’ve used a boric acid eye wash. I’ve always been hesitant to use it on my kids. Honey would be perfect! I pinned it!

  2. Oh, those allergies, right?! I hope this helps for your family, I love to use a natural remedy over anything else. Feels so much safer and is usually cheaper, too! Thanks for pinning! ~Kelly

  3. Hi, I found you through your link at Deep Roots at Home. I prefer natural remedies over drugs any day. Thank you for sharing this home remedy!

  4. Thankfully we don’t have a lot of allergies over here, but I’m pinning this just in case! I love when there’s a homemade option for stuff like this :)

  5. Saw your link on Chic on a Shoestring Decorating Flaunt It Fridays #148. Excellent post! We have also recently used fresh dairy milk for pink eye as it is full of probiotics. Will have to try the honey too!


  6. Wish I had known this a couple of days ago. This will be a keeper for future cases. I have adult allergies that react to different things. It is not consistent, either. I never had these before. I am 41 and it began just a couple of years ago. Hard to make sense of it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. I have never seen this before! My husband gets irritated eyes. Pinned. Thanks for sharing! Hope to see you at True Aim!

  8. Wow, what a great solution! I’m pinning this so I can remember. THanks for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!

  9. LOVE this remedy!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!! Pinning this.

  10. This is great! You will be featured @ this week for Thrifty Thursday!

    Thanks for sharing!


  11. Awesome…found you on a blog hop today but can’t remember which one:S Thank you for sharing this tip. I will definitely be giving this a try as I suffer from allergy eyes year round.

  12. so do you pour the solution in the eye or just on top of it? My eye feels swollen in the corner but cant find anything i am assuming its allergies because my eyes burn and water.

  13. My poor child. She’s 7 and suffers from allergies just about daily. She has Pink Eye now so I’ll be making this honey wash today. Thanks!

  14. Thank you! I am 40 years old, NEVER had allergies during my lifetime until Spring 2012. Boom! Out of nowhere it strikes! I live in Central Oregon, and I’m told that Juniper is brutal from late Feb/early March until late April/early May. Maybe I’m a wimp, but I think brutal is an understatement! 😛 I literally wake up one morning wanting to scratch my eyes out! My eyes look like your poor son’s eyes for the next 6 weeks. I have tried: Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, & Zicam. Directly on my eyes: Alaway drops (BAD mistake!), Refresh, tea bags, and flushing with water. No relief! I tried honey in my eyes last night at bedtime, and once again this afternoon, and although my symptoms are not completely gone, my eye IS NOT ITCHING!!! Oh thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m forever in your debt! 😀
    My girlfriend just told me that pure lavender oil applied under her eyes helped her last year,too. That’ll be next, I guess 😉

  15. Janice! That is awesome! I am am so glad it has worked for you! We do it all the time for my son and sometimes the rest of our family. The pollen here in Florida has been horrible this season, everyone has been miserable :-( I hope your symptoms continue to improve!! ~Kelly

  16. Found this in the ever so awesome Pinterest and it def helped with the itching. I’m just mad I ran out of my local honey and feel like it would work better than the store stuff. And I was in Florida last week or Spring Break (live in Nashville) and between the allergens in both places I’m walking around with a hoarse voice and blodshot eyes. Not a pretty sight! lol

    Thanks for the tip!

  17. I just tried this on my 2 YO. Apparently it stings. He cried, ow with just a couple drops. So I tried it in my eye. Stings a bit. I’d try it again for myself but look for other natural remedies for a toddler who’s eyes are already swollen and hurting. :(

  18. So sorry to hear, Rachel! You could try lessening the amount of honey in the mixture if it was stinging. I use it on my now nine year old and it does not sting him. It’s hard when eyes are already irritated to find something that wont sting a bit. Hope you find something that works for you! :-)

  19. I have been having terrible problems with eye allergies and I think I may even be getting pink eye in my right eye. I’m 6 months pregnant and have been looking for something natural to relieve and clear up my eyes. Going to try this. Thanks!

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