A periorbital hematoma, commonly called a black eyes, is bruising around the eye commonly due to an injury to the face rather than to the eye. The name refers to the color of bruising.
The so-called black eye is the result of accumulation of blood and fluid in the loose areolar tissue following a blow to the head. This blood tracks freely under the scalp producing a generalised swelling over the dome of the skull but cannot pass into either occiptial or the temple regions because of the bony attachments of the Occipitofrontalis muscle.
Dilute 1 drop of geranium and 1 drop of chamomile roman in 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of witch hazel and blend well together. Now add this to 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of ice-cold water, mix well, and strain through a paper coffee filter or clean muslin cloth.
Then soak some cotton-wool pads in the mixture, and keep them in the fridge. As needed, gently squeeze out the excess liquid, close your eye, and apply a pad to the eyelid and surrounding area. You could blend witch hazel with a chamomile roman or geranium hydrolat and use in the same way.
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition:lavender, *immortelle (Helichrysum italicum), *chamomile german (Matricaria recutita)