Eye pillows, also known as dream pillows, are mask shaped or rectangular pouches made from a fabric such as cotton or silk and filled with scented or non-scented herbs. They are typically used to shield the eyes from light and to apply a gentle relaxing weight over and around the eyes, and they may have some cool properties like soothing or relieving headaches. Interested? Let’s make some!
This eye pillow will cure a sinus headache in ten minutes. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration. But it feels really amazing. And it smells fantastic too because of the addition of essential oils. Here’s the easy DIY tutorial. It can be kept in the freezer if you prefer a cold pack, or you can heat it up in the microwave. If starting at room temperature, it only needs about 20 seconds on high. If it’s cold, you’ll have to experiment a bit.
Many flax-filled eye pillows are scented with lavender, however, some people don’t like that herb much so you can make them unscented. These go together quickly with scraps, and there is no hand sewing, an ideal project for a lazy one!
These ‘Cat Nap’ pillows are filled with different herbs for various purposes. Lavender is soothing, relaxing and eases headaches. Chamomile is calming, relaxing, and said to keep bad dreams away. Lemon balm relieves stress, anxious and nervous feelings, insomnia, stress, and headaches.
What if you’ve already been robbed of your sleep? Or you have a terrible headache? Rid yourself of puffy eyes with a raccoon eye pillow! Make them to give to a sleep deprived new parent, perhaps?
Make lavender eye pillows for relaxation time! These pillows are pretty and easy to make. Plus they could be used to freshen up a drawer or closet. Here is how to make lavender eye pillows. They have an outer slipcover so it could be washed if needed. They can be made by just sewing a pillow with the fabric you want to use also.
Modern life is fast-paced, and we could all do with a few minutes to relax every now and then, right? By using organic and natural materials in this DIY eye pillow you won’t need to worry about chemicals being in contact with your skin while you de-stress! Filled with soothing buckwheat and lavender, it’s perfect for easing a headache or helping you fall asleep.
Make your own eye pillows for traveling and relaxing in Savasana. This pillow is filled with dried lavender and chamomile for maximal relaxing effect.
Whether you’re traveling or the sun is shining just a little too brightly on a lazy Saturday morning, a soothing eye mask is just the thing to improve your quality of sleep. Making your own eye mask is a great way to bust your fabric stash, or use up some of those test swatches you have lying around.
Fill a soft plush eye mask with relaxing flaxseed and aromatic herbs. Cool it in the freezer or heat it in the microwave and enjoy! To maintain the scent longer, store eye pillows in a resealable plastic bag. Herb-filled eye masks can retain their scent for at least six months.
Here’s a fast and inexpensive way to create a wonderfully calming gift – your own soothing spa-style eye pillows. Each one uses just small amounts of pretty fabrics plus a bit of trim. A combination of rice and flax seed is recommended for the filling with just a light scent added from an essential oil. The rice absorbs and retains the oil while the flaxseed provides a smooth, soothing texture.
Do you love an eye pillow during savasana? The added prop makes the end of yoga class even more relaxing. You can give the gift of relaxation and make your friends and loved ones eye pillows for the holidays. Since you don’t need a large amounts of fabric for this project, you can probably use old scraps, making your gift eco-friendly too.