DIY Projects & Crafts Lavender Eye Pillow Enjoy calm, restful sleep every night with this aromatherapy pillow. It's lavender scent helps to deepen relaxation and alleviate stress. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on April 11, 2019 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: ANUSHA RAJESWARAN This idea comes from our friend Anusha Rajeswaran of Fish and Bull. Filled with lavender and flax seeds, this aromatherapy pillow can be used to reduce stress during restorative yoga, meditation, or to relax before bed. It can be chilled in the refrigerator or warmed up in the microwave to provide instant relief for headaches, pains, and tired eyes. To clean, wipe the fabric with a damp cloth. Similar to a weighted blanket, pillow is placed over your eyes when you lie on your back. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of bath and spa gifts and sewing crafts. What You'll Need Materials Organic golden flax seeds Dried lavender Soft linen fabric, 5 1/2 by 10 inches Scissors Straight pins Sewing machine and supplies Measuring tape Lavender essential oil (optional) Instructions Combine 2 cups flax seeds and 1 tablespoon dried lavender in a bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil; set aside. Measure and cut a piece of fabric that measures 5 1/2 by 10 inches. This will allow you a 1/2-inch seam allowance on all sides. Pin the fabric right sides together along the sides and bottom. Sew the bottom and sides of the sleeve, leaving the top seam open. Carefully pour the dry ingredients into the pillow. (Tip: you can use a funnel to make it easier.) Shake all of the ingredients to the bottom. Pin the top closed and top stitch on a sewing machine.