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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 Β Dried Lavender

2T Β 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. These are a great idea. We have a few of thsee that you can toss into the microwave or freezer. I love them but they wear out with lots of heavy use. I might have to make my own.

  2. Juggling chores, taking care of my kids and my online work often leaves me feeling exhausted. I should try this.

  3. I can make this! I am not really crafty but something simple like this I can definitely do. I love lavander and it does relax you.

  4. 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! πŸ™‚

  5. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

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

  6. I so need these for my tired eyes and of course I love lavender, thanks for the great post πŸ˜€

  7. These sound like a wonderful way to end a long day. I’ll have to make these for myself.

  8. OH I Love the smell of lavender! It is so relaxing and the perfect way to unwind after a long day

  9. 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. πŸ˜‰ Flax seed is a nice natural filler, but I don’t know about enhancing the lavender smell. I havn’t tried rice.

  10. 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!

  11. This is really neat! I could really use lavender eye pillows. I always feel as though I look tired all the time.

  12. Oooh. I would love these. I have a lavender oil roll-on that I use at night and it works wonders.

  13. 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.

  14. They have something similar at the yoga studio I go to. My friend told me how to make them but I still haven’t (I’m too lazy, lol!)

  15. This would be an awesome way to relax. That scent is so calming and it’s not too strong.

  16. I love, love, love the smell of lavender. I use it all the time as an oil. Never thought to make eye pillows for relaxation. Very interesting.

  17. This is such a great DIY. I love Lavender. I always turn on the aroma-theraphy diffuser with Lavender Oil before I go to sleep

  18. That’s a great idea. I have a hard time falling asleep at night maybe if I relax my body using this, it would help.

  19. Now this is something I could really use. Sounds lovely, and would help my awful poor eyes and the bags!

  20. I love the smell of lavender, it is definitely calming. I would love to try these lavender eye pillows!

  21. Those are such pretty eye pillows. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to sew. πŸ™‚ I think I will just have to find me one with a color like that.

  22. This is an excellent idea. I love the smell of lavender. I will have to make some of these for my Daughter and I.

  23. Oh these would be oh so relaxing after a long day! I love this idea, perfect stocking stuffer idea too! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  24. I love DIYs, I’ve never tried making eye pillows before, this would definitely be handy for those really long nights blogging. Get rid of those puffy eyes!

  25. 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.

  26. Bonnie Gowen says:

    These sound awesome! I love lavender. I really want to make these!

  27. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg this eye pillow sounds like an absolute dream!!! I so need one in my life πŸ™‚ I need all the calming I can get πŸ˜‰

  28. I could certainly use this after a long, hectic day. Thank you for the idea!

  29. What a cute and easy way to destress from the day! I know that with all my household chores and working and blogging, I can use any way to take the stress off.

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