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how to really get coconut oil out of my eyes?
I went out and purchased a jar of pure coconut oil. And one night I used it to remove eye makeup, I used a cotton ball and I put a lot of coconut oil on the cotton, and as I tried to wipe of the makeup on my eyelid, put I accidentally squeezed the cotton ball, and ALOT of the oil got in my eyes... and I mean ALOT. I thought that it was okay... until about a week later I was outside with my family and I looked at my face with a pocket mirror and my right bottom eye lid was really swollen. I thought it was my makeup, so I stopped using it, but it still would swell up. But I noticed that my eyes would swell up when I am in the sun. I did some research about coconut oil and I see people saying that it is okay to use coconut oil...im like how? But I did noticed that my eyes would only swell up in the sun, so I researched and something came up about photo allergic eruption, which made alot of sense about why my eye swells up only in the sun. I guess the way to stop my eyes from constantly flaring when I have contact with the sun is to completely get the oil out of my eyes. The oil in on the surface of my eyes and also inside the bottom of eyelid. After I take a warm shower, the oil is more visible. Like you can actually see the melted oil. I try to wipe it, but I would end up hurting my eye. I tried everything to get it out, I tried to flush with water, wiping, but nothing happens. PLEASE how can I take the oil out of my eyes? I don't mean to sound desperate, but I would like to be able to be out in the sun without having my eyelid swollen.

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asked May 17, 2017 in Health by Hasan Mohammad

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What to Do If you get Essential Oils in Your Eyes
Accidents happen; so it's a good idea to be prepared ahead of time in case of an emergency. Everyone's skin type is different, and essential oils are powerful; so if you use an essential oil that seems to irritate or burn your skin, you should dilute the oil by rubbing a carrier oil (olive oil, almond oil…even vegetable oil) into the spot. This dilutes the oil. Don't use water, as oil and water don't mix. Once you've emulsified the oil this way, you can wash it away with soap and water; but always dilute it with a carrier oil first.

While some people have sensitive skin, everyone has sensitive eyes. So, what do you do if you get essential oils in your eyes? Since essential oils and water do not mix, you need a substance that is safe to use in your eyes and that will quickly emulsify the essential oil, allowing water to quickly flush it all away. The answer is milk or cream. If you get essential oils in your eyes, quickly flush the eye with milk or cream until it stop burning. This should happen almost immediately. At that point, you can flush the eyes with fresh water to remove the milk.

Some aromatherapy authors advise using a fixed oil in the eye, but while this is good on the skin, it doesn't remove the essential oil quickly enough from the eye. And while it may not hurt, it's not fun to have olive oil in your eye either.

We had the opportunity to see this work twice this past week in two different families. Both times, a child had accidentally gotten a hold of the peppermint oil and rubbed it into her eye. Both times, the milk worked immediately. During an emergency is not the time to look up what to do. Know what to do ahead of time!
answered May 17, 2017 by Greg Toolson
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What Do I Do If I Get An Essential Oil In My Eye?

How to get the burning to stop
Grab a carrier oil  (Fractionated coconut oil, regular coconut oil, sesame seed oil, olive oil, etc)
Dab it around the outside of your eye
Within SECONDS. Literally seconds, you will feel the burning subside.
I personally use Fractionated Coconut oil. I use it to even take my eye makeup off it’s so mild.

What you absolutely DO NOT what to do: Use water.
Our natural reaction is to flush out the oil in our eye. But what happens is that water and oil repel each other. But putting water on the burning, it only drives the oil in deeper into the eye and make it burn more. You this rule with any burning sensation with an essential oil. ALWAYS use a carrier oil.
answered May 17, 2017 by Dkingz

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