DIY Flax Eye Pillow - Everyday Essentials

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DIY Flax Eye Pillow

By: Christina Smith, Certified Aromatherapist

At the end of each yoga session, I like to take a few minutes to rest in savasana (which translates as corpse pose). It’s very restful and allows you to complete the transition from active yoga session to relaxation! My favorite thing about this time is the small DIY eye pillow that blocks light! Let’s make one together:

What you’ll need:


What you’ll do:
  1. Combine flax seeds and rice with essential oils (a few drops of each) in a glass bowl, stir well, I added some fresh lavender from my garden. You may as well, or chamomile is another great option.
  2. Cut fabric into a 9″ x 11″ rectangle
  3. Fold fabric, right sides together to make a pouch.
  4. Stitch along all three sides, leaving a small space un-sewn (I am using red thread here so you can see it well).
  5. Turn the entire rectangle out, now your seams are inside
  6. Using a spoon and funnel, place the flax/rice mixture into the pillow
  7. Whipstitch the opening closed
  8. Enjoy a relaxing moment after your yoga session with your new eye pillow!



7 thoughts on “DIY Flax Eye Pillow”

      1. Haha! I called confused it with Taming the Wild Beast (which is much of my evenings). Thank goodness for CTC :)!

  • Do you heat these to use? I’ve heard of the rice packs. Does the fennel have a purpose? Specific for eyes? how long would the oils last? Would you refreshen somehow? Thanks

    1. You do not need to heat these for use, although you could. Made for savasana (end of yoga practice) and aids in relaxation. The oils will scent should remain – when you noticing it fading you can refresh it by adding a few more drops. These are made with Flax seed and rice, no fennel…

    2. Just an FYI if you plan to put the rice pack in the microwave to heat up you must use fabric and thread that is safe to do so as synthetics will catch fire or melt.

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