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As I mentioned in Soothing Salts, I need to focus on relaxing and de-stressing. I haven’t owned an eye pillow in years and decided it was time to make myself a customized one. I used an old satin camisole as the casing (perfect time to reuse a preloved item).
Cut two 5″x8″ rectangles and stitch three sides closed, leaving an 1/4″ seam allowance.
Turn the satin pouch right side out and fill it with one cup of flax seeds (better than those plastic beads), a sprig of dried lavender and 10 drops of lavender essential oil (or you can create you own combinations).
Folded the open side into the sack. Then stitch it close on the outside on the pillow, continuing across all four sides. This creates a finished seam.
In order to preserve the aromatherapy benefits of the lavender, store it in a plastic zipper bag in the freezer of the refrigerator (check your cold tolerance).
Other combinations to try: rose petals and rose oil or dried chamomile flowers and peppermint oil.
*If flax seeds aren’t available to you, try using corn kernels or uncooked rice.
*This is perfect for migraine relief, puffy or sore eyes, hangovers, etc…
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Oh, just what I’m needing right now! I have to find a new source for herbs and oils. I’m needing some bergamont in a bad way.
Knotty Witch, I’ve been missing you. I hope everything is fine! I’ve been using http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/ for my supplies. They run monthly and you can pick up a good deal or two. I hope that helps.
It really does help – thank you. We used to have some awesome local shops here, all gone now. I’m half tempted to start them back up myself!
Another Wifey said:
I like this!
KnottyWitch, that would be awesome, you should go for it!
You look so relaxed here! I would like to make this, but I have never made anything with oils before…where do I purchase them?
I get mine at a health food store or order them online at mountainroseherbs.com
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