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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 "Themis"


My mom passed away many years ago. Many of her belongings I gave to people who loved her. Many things were stored in boxes somewhere until last year when we had to move them from there. My dad, my brother and I all live in different countries and none of us in Greece anymore. Not being able to bring everything home we opened all the boxes and sorted everything. We gave them to friends, to a friend of mine who helps drug addicts in recovery to start a new life, to recycling and to church.

When delivering the bags at the collecting point of the church, I ended up talking with the lady in charge. She sensed how heavy for my soul my mission was and I could tell she wanted to somehow ease my pain. She walked to the back of the room and returned with a piece of fabric in her hands. Neatly folded and all new I could tell. She handed it to me and said, “We got this last week, I want you to have it”
I accepted it with a smile, my heart filled with warmth.




Who was "Themis"?


Themis was one of the Titans, daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She had three subsistences
Goddess of natural order, which manifested through the Hores (the Hours), meaning the seasonal and never-ceasing rotation of time
Goddess of moral order, manifested through Eunomia (fair order), Deke (trial) and Erene (peace), which were the utmost characteristics of the society and through the Moires, which represented the destiny of every human being and Goddess of prophecy, shown through the Nymphs, as well as the virgin Astraea





How to use "Themis"


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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