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Handmade Eye pillow with Chamomile, Orange and Lavender



What is an Eye Pillow?


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.

At one time, eye pillows were called comfort pillows and were used in sickrooms to ease nightmares and to disguise the scent of illness. Herbs such as flax seed, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, and rose petals were used as fillers in eye pillows to help comfort the sick and ease them to sleep. Lavender is said to be a natural anti-depressant and to help with insomnia, stress, and headaches.

Eye pillows are typically used to shield the eyes from light and to apply a gentle relaxing weight over and around the eyes.





Story of my "Anthelea"


This material was a brand new piece of gabric which I purchased in order to sew my very first yoga bolster!

After I sewed it and while I was trying to sueeze in the inner case fully staffed with the buckwheat husks, I realized that this project would need a much tougher and thicker fabric... this fresh bright yellow one was way to delicate...

So...I quit the effort to squeeze in the inner case and tared apart every single stich of the outer case. Leaving me with 8 smaller piexes of fabric....

No problem! I do indeed have some ideas what to do with them!



Who was "Anthelea"?

In Greek mythology, the Danaïdes were the fifty daughters of Danaus which he had with 10 different women. Anthelea was one of his daughters. The daughters were to marry the 50 sons of Danaus' twin brother Aegyptus, a mythical king of Egypt.  Danaus seemingly agreed upon these marrieges but he ordered his daughters to kill their husbands the night of the wedding and they all did. Except of the eldest one who fell in love with her husband. 






How to use "Anthelea"


A. If you have half an hour or more


  1. Wear something comfy 
  2. Microwave or Refrigerate your Eye Pillow
  3. Roll out your mat
  4. Put on a relaxing tune
  5. Lay down on your back. Feet hip distance apart, hands next to your body palms facing up.
  6. Place your Eye Pillow on your eyes.
  7. Breathe. 
  8. Inhale calm.
  9. Exhale what doesn´t serve you anymore.
  10. Trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.


B. If you have 3 minutes


  1. Lay down on your back. Feet hip distance apart, hands next to your body palms facing up.
  2. Place your Eye Pillow on your eyes.
  3. Breathe. 
  4. Inhale calm.
  5. Exhale what doesn´t serve you anymore.
  6. Trust that you are exactly where you are supposed to be.




Care instructions


  • Remember to store your Handmade Eye Pillow in a box or bag if scented for it to last longer
  • Keep in mind to avoid using your Handmade Eye Pillow when wearing make up or prefer a darker colored Handmade Eye Pillow if you want to use it anyway.
  • Every now and then remove the outer case and wash it at 30°C.  In the meantime you can air the inner case with the filling outdoors for 15 minutes.






15,00 €Price
VAT Included
  • Size 8 x 18 cm
    Weight 57g
    Filling 100% Rice or
    92% Rice and 8% Chamomile flowers , essential oils or                            92% Rice and 8% Lavender flowers
    Outer Case Cotton (removable, washable)
    Inner Case Cotton, Polyester
    Microwave 15 sec or
    Refrigerate a few minutes

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