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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 "Dione"


This one was a garment for a very large individual which I bought on a very good deal with the intention to use the fabric for a sewing project. I had just recently found a pattern for high waisted trousers from the 80s in the second hand shop and I was very thrilled. I was going to sew a pair of those and it would feel like a time travel! And i never did! Because I never took the time to learn how to use those patterns! I find it much easier to create my own patterns rather than read and use the ready ones. People are strange... and so am I!


Who was "Dione"


Dione was a Titan goddess in Greek mythology, most probably a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys and thus, an Oceanid. According to some sources, she was the first wife of Zeus, with whom she had a daughter, the goddess Aphrodite. She was an oracle and was worshipped alongside Zeus at the earliest Oracle in Greece that was located at Dodona. She made an appearance in Homer's Iliad, when her daughter was wounded and she tried to heal her. The priestesses and prophetesses at her shrine in Dodona were called Peleiades or the Doves, which was the sacred bird of her daughter, Aphrodite.





How to use "Dione"


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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