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Handmade Eye pillow with 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 "Aphrodite"

Very close to where I live there is a second hand shop run by the church. All the money goes to help people in need so I find myself there quite often when I need to buy something!

There I found the fabric of Aphrodite. It was a sheet and really cheap! I bought it to sew valances for my living room. And I did! And the pattern was just perfect as spring had just started and I was so proud I sewed my own valances!

But... they were too small...the textile was hanging all straight (almost stretched!) reaching exactly from one side to the other without any extra material to make it look loose and relaxed. I didn’t admit it to myself for half a year and let them hang there admiring them every time I’d enter my living room!

As Christmas was approaching I took them down to wash them and to replace them with the Christmas curtains I have inherited from my dear late mother.
I washed them, neatly folded them and placed them in the drawer to hang them up again when it was time.

When the idea of Heliocentric Eye Pillows was born, I finally admitted to myself that the valances were to small. It was the fact that I had found a new purpose for them which made me accept it!




Who was "Aphrodite"?


Aphrodite is one of the 12 ancient Greek gods who were believed to live on Greece’s highest mountain, mount Olympus in Pieria. She was the goddess associated with love, beauty,pleasure, passion and procreation.




How to use "Aphrodite"


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% Lavender
    Outer Case Cotton (removable, washable)
    Inner Case Cotton, Polyester
    Microwave 15 sec or
    Refridgerate a few minutes

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