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I Tried A Holistic Dry Eye Treatment For The First Time | Macro Beauty | Refinery29

August 18, 2019


We’re dealing with the eye, which is such
a sacred place, and people have a lot of fear behind that. I have trouble opening my eyes underwater,
so when I first got it I was nervous too. Hi, my name is Taylor and today I’m getting
a dry eye treatment. I had some issues with my eyes. Within the past year I had this weird, stringy
mucus that was so gross, and I would show my coworkers and they would
be like, “Ew, don’t show me that!” And then I would tell my mom and she was like,
“Go to the eye doctor.” And my eye doctor, she was just like, “Oh,
it’s probably allergies.” But I feel like it’s happened throughout
the year so probably not. Having dry eyes affects my day to day life
because I’m driving a lot, I like to read, I write. Although I take eye drops, and I know there’s
prescriptions to help you fix this problem, I am looking forward to finding a natural
solve. My name is Kari Jansen, I am a Ayurvedic practitioner,
herbalist and massage therapist in LA. And I have my own herbal body care line called
Poppy and Someday. I offer the netra basti, which is the ghee
and the eye therapy, using wheat flour and water. I went to college for health fitness and nutrition. I studied at the Ayurvedic Institute of America. Then I went to India. A group of us went over in a small little
village, and we were there a month studying Panchakarma, which is the cleansing technique
of India. And that was a big eye opener of learning
the basics, and that’s where I learned the netra basti. Hi! Hi! How are you? Lovely to meet you. Nice to meet you. Let’s get it over with. My eyes are already feeling weird anticipating. Okay, so get on the table. Okay. Can I give you these? Yes. I have a problem with interacting with things that
are messy. I’m really nervous about this whole process. I’m the type of person that if anything
gets on me, that I don’t know what it is, I immediately need it off of me. First, I massage their scalp and around their
eyes. That helps relax them. A basti is the word for container. So I make a dough dam. Then I warm up the ghee. If it’s too cold it’s gonna cause more
anxiety, but if the temperature of the oil is perfect, then it creates a safe place. Then I have them gently blink and open their
eyes through the golden light. Then they can look in all four directions. When the temperature starts to get cooler,
then I pour the ghee out. How do you feel? I feel good, I feel clear, I feel moisturized. After the treatment was over I initially felt
like, I can’t believe I did that. I kind of felt very uncomfortable when she
told me to open my eyes because it’s weird having oil surrounding your eyes. I saw pictures that were two eyes at the same
time, which I definitely would not have been able to handle. So I was happy that she kind of gave attention
to one eye at a time. Before Taylor came in, her eyes had a lot
of red in them and they looked really dried, and I could see some mucus in the corners. Afterwards, they were so clear. The red was lessened in her eyes, her pupils
were clear. Kari brings a lot of honor to this Ayurvedic
tradition. She brought it from India but treats it with
a lot of respect and gratitude with her practice in California. I believe in Ayurveda because it’s helped
me. Every time I go to visit India they’re always
super surprised like, “Whoa, you’re into this?” I like to go over there to get inspired and
learn exactly their techniques and how they do it so I could bring it over here and incorporate it to the
Western world. If you have dry itchy eyes, I recommend castor
oil. Put it in the corner of your eyes before you
go to bed and then shut your eyes and blink a couple times, and allow the oil to soothe
your eyes. It’s been about a week since I saw Kari. Right after treatment my eyes felt super hydrated,
super loved upon. And now they kinda feel like they want that
treatment every week. But you’re not allowed to do it every week. You have to do it every three months. So I think I’m gonna definitely use castor
oil in between treatments to make sure my eyes still feel rejuvenated. Thank you so much for watching Refinery29. To watch more videos, click here. To subscribe, click here. Thank you.

100 Comments

  • Reply Refinery29 August 29, 2018 at 3:03 pm

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  • Reply OCTRETTA April 18, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Please please use gloves! Bacteria can enter super duper easily as the eyes have mucus membranes. As an Indian, please just come to India ang get this done

  • Reply craftie queen April 21, 2019 at 12:11 am

    wait so u open ur eye in the gee?

  • Reply Renee Smith April 21, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Her eyes before with that stringy thing coming out of her eye was nasty 🤢 🤢 😷 Ew. I was eating and now I think I will just put down my food.🤕🥴

  • Reply Aarushi Bhagat April 21, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Honey no

  • Reply Aarushi Bhagat April 21, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Come back to India to learn to do it right or just dont do it

  • Reply organic gemini April 22, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Those sound affects tho

  • Reply SORIYA'S KITCHEN April 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Wow so interesting

  • Reply ya'll poor AF April 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    What's up with the dam sound effects

  • Reply Geneva Jackson April 26, 2019 at 5:26 am

    The nails omg

  • Reply Asia Shakur April 26, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I need my pupils cleared. For a few years I’ve had this weird iridescent holographic looking film over my eyes. How can I fix it? I’ve flushed with water and it doesn’t work

  • Reply lisaa xx April 27, 2019 at 3:43 am

    I saw no difference. It's just different lighting..

  • Reply smoll fry boyo April 27, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    whats with the gross sound effects when their eye is in the water thing
    (its just gross imo)

  • Reply Lena Helite April 28, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    That was cool

  • Reply Dylan Daniels April 29, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Just use eye drops?

  • Reply Satisfying Blackhead Videos April 29, 2019 at 2:54 am

    oh got

  • Reply SilverLeguar April 29, 2019 at 3:18 am

    hey! please dont do this! this is definitely not safe

  • Reply chini agrawal April 29, 2019 at 8:28 am

    The way she says ghee as gyaee gives me chills
    P.s. i am an indian❤

  • Reply Daniella Diaz May 1, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Go see another eye doctor if the first one didn’t help you. You have mucous strings coming from your eyes.. wtffff girl. Not normal.

  • Reply That one Williamson Gamer May 1, 2019 at 1:55 am

    Why did I read it as holicaustic?

  • Reply Ansley Emma May 1, 2019 at 4:09 am

    I'm using pizza dough RN! And using olive oil . I'll keep you guys updated 😊 👍
    Edit: DO. NOT. TRY. It hurts and it's cloudy

  • Reply Chantel Wensley May 1, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    I wish you were in canada

  • Reply Kyle Neiman May 2, 2019 at 10:27 am

    I need this

  • Reply Asiya Naqvi May 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I’m Indian and we have much better home remedies for dry eye.
    Gurl, try a unani doctor from India next. They have better knowledge.

  • Reply sammi zino May 5, 2019 at 2:27 am

    this was hypnotic

  • Reply Seander May 5, 2019 at 3:33 am

    I would go to an eye specialist, not just an eye doctor.

  • Reply Meghana Km May 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    There are so many ignorant people here commenting stuff. She basically said the procedure is netra basti. GOOGLE IT. KNOW IT. THEN COMMENT.
    FYI ayurveda is an indian traditional system of medicine. Its wayyyy older than allopathy. And an ayurvedic practitioner is considered as a DOCTOR in most parts of the world. They basically have to study both allopathy and ayurvedic subjects. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  • Reply Their Teammate May 5, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Anyone ever try opening their eyes underwater or use eye cleaner liquid (like artificial tears)

  • Reply Persephone Black May 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    I get that kind of eye discharge and it really is allergies. I have chronic allergies and sinusitis. I use warm compresses, allergy drops, and take allergy medicine.

  • Reply V. Aliya May 6, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Holy shit this is scary. Getting a tiny bit of oil in my eye is scary but lorddd THIS😭😭

  • Reply A Varas May 7, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Symptoms that manifest physically are usually an indicator of a systemic imbalance. She could be deficient in essential fatty acids. Dry eyes is actually quite common. Try a high EPA fatty acid fish oil ( or from algae if you prefer a plant-based source) and or Hyaluronic Acid supplements. Our eyes contain a lot of HA.
    And as always, stay hydrated. I’m a Nutritionist and have many years experience working in health food stores and many Optometrists recommend the high EPA Omega 3. Hope it can help someone 🙂

  • Reply ღiiKyzuki Gachaiiღ May 8, 2019 at 11:08 am

    …i thought it was a cup of tea with an eye in it.

    my eyes suck

  • Reply R J May 8, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Holistic. (Who else thought about the one and only Holistic Vocal Coach???) 😄😄😄😄😄

  • Reply A. Smith May 9, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    You have the same exact face as Jill Duggar. Odd.

  • Reply e n m i t y May 9, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    or you could go to your pharmacy and get an eye wash. Much better and more accessible.

  • Reply boring names May 9, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    3:09 That speck of dirt could enter YOUR EYE. Fear intensifies.

  • Reply Farz Blue May 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Loved the sounds!

  • Reply Mimi Fletcher May 11, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    The dough noises sound like Minecraft

  • Reply John Connor May 12, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Her eyes were red because she was smoking weed,duh.

  • Reply i lish May 12, 2019 at 4:17 am

    sacred place ?

  • Reply RJ upitis May 13, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Nice

  • Reply Tranquil 17 May 14, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Gloves boo boo🤢😵

  • Reply nouz bwyn May 15, 2019 at 8:58 am

    That bad fake ASMR gave me anxiety

  • Reply falloutgirl902 May 16, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    This is an AYURVEDIC Eye Treatment if you’re gonna cover it at least give the credit to the people who created it in the title.

  • Reply Mango May 16, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    After she put her finger in, the ghee look like it had something floating in it

  • Reply Jade Ceja May 17, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Me: Asmr videos are so satisfying

    This: Hold my beer

  • Reply yjhm yhj May 17, 2019 at 1:54 am

    You need to wear gloves!!!! you are just another white hippy

  • Reply Janat Aman May 18, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    I really think many people here are criticizing this lady too much. I am sure Ghee is way natural than all of the other things we put in our eyes , as in makeup and the soap that gets in our eyes when we shower. I understand some people do not really have natural remedies in their culture but to just start attacking something is not right !!! When I was younger when ever I had a very bad throat ache or ear ache, my mom would burn garlic in some mustard oil and let it sit in my ear for a a minute or two- and that worked very well !!! I know that might sound odd to some people . But remember back in the days doctors even gave little babies a teaspoon of whiskey for coughs and what ever . YES we do need medial science to survive ! It is very vital , but that does not mean all the natural remedies are bullshit.
    ** Just how some people use natural ingredients as hair masks and face masks. AND the tittle says " Holistic Dry Eye Treatment " –_– not eye surgery or something.

  • Reply Sandy P May 19, 2019 at 7:49 am

    She might as well stick her finger in that girl’s eye. Where’s your gloves sis 🧐

  • Reply Chanel Dompierre May 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    You couldn’t pay me to do that. I’d freak out 😂😂😂

  • Reply sploshywaffles May 19, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I'm a holistic eye coach

  • Reply Olivia brooke May 20, 2019 at 2:24 am

    1. No one uses the clay
    2. use gloves
    3. Tf
    4. I'm Indian you did it wrong

  • Reply JC Gunderson May 20, 2019 at 5:16 am

    Asmr WHO *does Shane Dawson mouth pop*

  • Reply Dummy Thiqq May 20, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Ohhhh nonoNONONOhononooooo honey nooooo what is you doin

  • Reply Kelly KONG May 21, 2019 at 12:44 am

    gees!exactly what i am going through right now!! that things in my eye !

  • Reply kiwi May 21, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    장갑을 사용 하지 않은 이유

  • Reply lady gaga boy May 23, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Lady gaga

  • Reply Connor RK505 May 25, 2019 at 9:56 am

    So, they put uncooked bread bowls on your eyes…

  • Reply divya Yadav May 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Why would you show it to your coworkers 🙊

  • Reply hi May 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Did she fucking wipe her ass with her hands and used that to do treatment wtf.

  • Reply bb90210 May 26, 2019 at 12:56 am

    “I have a problem interacting with things that are messy..” LOL i love this so much!

  • Reply Toomany. UwUs. May 26, 2019 at 2:43 am

    gonna hurl, tbh

  • Reply xThaBeastax May 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    So this isn’t really treating anything. It’s just addressing one symptom and proving temporary relief. Our tear layer in our eyes has a natural oil layer called the lipid layer and that stringy discharge is a sign of that layer not working. Obviously by pouring some artificial oil in her eye it will provide temporary relief but she should actually be getting treatment to express her natural oil glands and use artificial tears as needed.

  • Reply diana fox May 26, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    I tried castor oil for my eyelashes and it gave amazing results but in exchange i got an eye infection called a stye due to clogged glands
    Butting oil in your eyes might not be a very good idea 😅😅😅

  • Reply Rupal May 27, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Wow. Thats awesome I will try this babe. Thanks

  • Reply Lovita May 28, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Netri BAAAseeeee

  • Reply Lovita May 28, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Castor oil actually encourages a little fungal growth.. eh

  • Reply Lambchop2.0 May 28, 2019 at 9:11 am

    She didn’t use gloves!!! Why the hell did she not use glove!!!

  • Reply Lionky Nongbri May 28, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    The background noise is disturbing..

  • Reply Alaa Atari May 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Please just go to an eye doctor.. don’t be putting castor oil OR this womans dirty nails in your eye.

  • Reply born strong May 30, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Ghee??
    I thought it was some kind of gel stuff or something….

  • Reply Melraymaybegay June 1, 2019 at 7:48 am

    I love how suddenly every 14 yo Indian American is a professional with this unheard-of holistic dry eye treatment.

  • Reply Kam3man June 10, 2019 at 12:18 am

    My favorite thing about these videos is the hyper enhanced sound effects

  • Reply K A M I L L E June 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    HELL NO

  • Reply Slaughter Bot June 23, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Educated Doctors vs 100ml Ghee

    Fight !!!

  • Reply Myriah Stevens June 24, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    She did amazing on her eye I don't see nothing wrong with it I would love to try it one day💜💪 and haters back off stop being rude to her cuz if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything

  • Reply T Burke June 30, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Ewwww those nasty ass finger nails at 2:29 🤮

  • Reply Mabel Pines July 3, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Everyone was being total jerks to the lady. Just calm down. It's not like you have to get this done. You aren't forced to.

  • Reply Galaxia Stars3.0 July 6, 2019 at 12:35 am

    Loooookkkkkssss paaaaaaiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnfffffffffffuuuuuullllllllll

  • Reply Black Box July 7, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Chutiya banaya isko🤣

  • Reply Jenna Cangello July 8, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Is it just me or did that wind choke sound like surprise party by hoodie allen?

  • Reply Snowberry Princess July 9, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Y'all need to chill about the sound effects man let them do what they want

  • Reply Daisy Daisy July 10, 2019 at 7:34 am

    My roti recipe.

  • Reply fenixzenn July 11, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    looks like meibomian gland dysfunction. you can achieve the same results with simple lid hygiene:
    1. warm compress
    2. massage eyelids
    3. wipe eyelids with sterile preservative-free wipe
    4. use preservative-free eye drop

  • Reply Philepehlia Julian July 11, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Why would you show your co workers your nasty for that 🤢🤢🤢

  • Reply Megan Branch July 13, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    So much noooooo 😭
    If you have Dry Eye
    1) use a hot compress for 5-10 mins one to two times a day
    2) use a lubricating eye drop, preservative Free is best !
    If your dry eye is more severe visit your optometrist to discuss other options such as prescription eye drops (Restasis, Xiidra, ECT.)or Punctal plugs

    Why is she not wearing gloves oh my goodness 🤯

  • Reply Si qi July 15, 2019 at 6:30 am

    2:30 hey women you need to put on some gloves

  • Reply IdekAnymore ••• July 20, 2019 at 1:43 am

    That was definitely not sanitary. That woman’s hands germs can get in there. These are eyes we are talking about. I’m an Indian and I’ve decided to use Ayurvedic (ancient Indian herbs and medicine) to fix everything since I was little even for weight loss and the Ayurvedic way to fix this is way better. And as an Indian this was not done right I’m sorry but that was terrible.

  • Reply Wendy's July 25, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    When i looked at the thumbnail i thought it was an entrance to a vagina

  • Reply Kalani Hunter July 28, 2019 at 12:48 am

    WHYYYY THE SOUND EFFECTS😭

  • Reply allisya July 30, 2019 at 5:44 am

    this is making my eyes burn

  • Reply allisya July 30, 2019 at 5:44 am

    reminds me of when i get shampoo in my eyes

  • Reply Élie Treva July 30, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Even the water is dirty

  • Reply Ebo J. August 2, 2019 at 8:08 am

    This is quite interesting. I'm curious to know what is used to make the dough. I'd also like to see it done in India. Other than that, Taylor's hair is luscious.

  • Reply Gianna Acevedo August 3, 2019 at 12:44 am

    Is she an anti vax??

  • Reply KESHAV MAHESHWARI August 9, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    consider Indian cow urine also and cow should be Indian best is baby Indian cow

  • Reply dntworryboutmyname August 10, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Ugh, hippies. keep those dirty germs fingers away from eyes. ya nasty.

  • Reply Crabby Boi Connor August 11, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I had that mucous stuff in my eyes as well and ngl I hated it but it was satisfying to pull out.

  • Reply RN S August 17, 2019 at 10:19 am

    Is she using the same ghee that she used for both the eyes

  • Reply pastel heart August 18, 2019 at 6:59 am

    I feel like thats a optic nerve sticking out

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