Enjoy calm, restful sleep every night with this aromatherapy pillow. It's lavender scent helps to deepen relaxation and alleviate stress. 

Updated April 11, 2019
lavender sprigs on eye pillow
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.

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What you need

Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

combining dried lavender and flax seed in a bowl
Step 1

Combine 2 cups flax seeds and 1 tablespoon dried lavender in a bowl.

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adding lavender essential oil to bowl of dried lavender and flax seed
Step 2

Add 2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil; set aside.

pinning fabric of lavender eye pillow
Step 3

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.

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sewing bottom and sides of lavender eye pillow
Step 4

Sew the bottom and sides of the sleeve, leaving the top seam open.

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pouring flax seed and dried lavender into eye pillow pouch
Step 5

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.

pinning and sewing top of lavender eye pillow
Step 6

Pin the top closed and top stitch on a sewing machine.

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