DIY Lavender Amethyst Eye Pillows

I realize that there are people out there who just do not enjoy the scent of lavender.

I do not understand those people.

Lavender is one of those scents that can calm me down in a hot second, and make my home smell nice while it’s at it. I was lucky enough to have had it growing right outside my house, and I’ve harvested it to use for various things. One project I have used it for is an eye pillow!

I offer eye pillows to my Reiki clients as well as Yoga students during savasana or throughout a restorative class. For me, there is something so comforting about the combination of the sweet smell, weight, and darkness.

I first had the experience of using a pillow like this years ago in a Yoga class. It was only when I was leaving that I realized there was no cover on the pillows, meaning that they could not be washed. I had just willingly agreed to putting something on my face that had been on who knows how many other faces *cue horrified emoji followed by the “I’m gonna be sick” one*. This was gross to me then, but think about how that would have played out in today’s climate!

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