Lavender Eye Pillows, Calm your Mind after a Long Day

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Simple Lavender Eye Pillows you can make at Home

I don’t know about you, but by the end of the day my mind is exhausted and stressed out. While I would love to hand the laundry and dirty sippy cups over to my husband and hit the spa, it’s not realistic on a daily basis. What I can do is go into the bedroom or take a hot bath to decompress for a few minutes while the kids are playing tickle monster with dad and talking non-stop about their day’s adventures.

I’ve created my own spa at home for those quick moments away. Lavender used as an essential oil or dried is known to reduce stress and calm the mind. I found it easy to gather the supplies for these eye pillows, which I lay over my eyes during my home spa time. The lavender aroma, weight of the pillows, and a quiet room quickly ease the tension I feel on a daily basis.

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2T 聽Dried Lavender

2T 聽Flax Seed

1/4 yard fabric of choice, cottons, satins, and flannel can all work well

Circular Object about 4″ wide. I used a cup.

Crayon or Fabric Marker

Sewing Supplies

Embroidery Floss (optional)



Lay out your fabric wrong side up, and set a cup or other circular object on the fabric. Make sure you space your circles so that you have enough room to trace four. Trace around the cup with a crayon or fabric marker. Continue tracing circles until you have four. Cut out your circles. Pin two circles together so that the non-decorative side of the fabric is facing out on both pieces. Hand sew or use a sewing machine to sew your fabirc circles together. Sew 1/4″ in from the fabric edge all the way around until you have about a 1.5″ space left. Leave this space un-sewn and use it to turn the fabric right side out.

Fill each eye pillow with equal parts flax seed and dried lavender. Sew closed using a slip stitch or, for a more decorative look, tuck in the seams of the open edge and use embroidery floss to sew around the edges of your eye pillow.

Lay a lavender eye pillow on each eye during your time of relaxation. Feel the weight of the pillows and smell the calming lavender scent.

See here for how to make star shaped lavender eye pillows for kids.





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  1. If I bribe you with good wine will you come over and make these for me? Actually the timing couldn’t be better, I have just planted my first herb windowsill box in my kitchen and I am trying to grow lavender, so know I have the perfect idea with what to do with it! Thanks! 馃檪

  2. I love the smell of lavender. There is something so relaxing about it. I think I need to make one of these pillows.

  3. I think I overfilled mine – they tend to tumble off my face now! lol Later I will make a slit to empty some of the seed. Do you know if flax seed enhances the smell or maybe I could use rice for the next set?

    1. The don’t need to be too plump, otherwise they won’t sit well. They need to be pliable to sink into your eye sockets. 馃槈 Flax seed is a nice natural filler, but I don’t know about enhancing the lavender smell. I havn’t tried rice.

  4. This would be SO nice at the end of a hard day! What a great idea to make one for yourself. This is something you should make and sell you would totally do great with this!

  5. Thanks for sharing! I like you am usually stressed out at the end of the day after working and then tending to the kids and these sound wonderful. I am especially excited because as a brand new seamstress I can actually sew these.

  6. Those are really neat! I could really use them. I often need time to relax. In fact, I get migranes often, and I think these could help me relax when I get them.

  7. Omg this eye pillow sounds like an absolute dream!!! I so need one in my life 馃檪 I need all the calming I can get 馃槈

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