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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 "Lysithea"


This fabric I bought at a second hand shop. It was cut into a small piece. I can only imagine what it might have been prior to cutting...

Perhaps it was some kind of bed linen which got transformed into a summer dress for someones grand daughter?

Or perhaps it was a big cushion case decorating a sofa in a country style kitchen somewhere out in the woods which turned into a kitchen towel?

It could also have been a curtain in a young lady´s room. I can clearly imagine a hand pulling it  aside every morning to let the light enter the room! She might have gotten tired of it eventually and might have cut it into dusting cloths.


What does it matter? Here it is today as a Handmade Eye Pillow and that is all that matters!



Who was "Lysithea"?


In Greek mythology, Lysithea was a daughter of Oceanus and one of Zeus' lovers.

Alternately, Lysithea is another name for Semele, daughter of Cadmos and

Harmonia, sister to Agave, Autonoe, Ino and Polydorus, mother of Dionysos by 

Zeus (and who became Thyone after being rescued from Hades by her divine


Yet another Lysithea is listed by Clement of Alexandria in his catalogue of 

Jupiter's adulteries as the daughter of Evenus and mother of Helenus 





How to use "Lysithea"


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 the scent to last longer

  • Keep in mind to avoid using your Handmade Eye Pillow when wearing makeup 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 92% Rice and 8% Lavender ( or 100% Rice)
    Outer Case Cotton (removable, washable)
    Inner Case Cotton, Polyester
    Microwave 15 seconds or
    Refrigerate a few minutes

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