Eye pillows, also known as dream pillows, are mask shaped or rectangular pouches made from a fabric such as cotton or silk and filled with scented or non-scented herbs.
At one time, eye pillows were called comfort pillows and were used in sickrooms to ease nightmares and to disguise the scent of illness. Herbs such as flax seed, lavender, chamomile, eucalyptus, and rose petals were used as fillers in eye pillows to help comfort the sick and ease them to sleep. Lavender is said to be a natural anti-depressant and to help with insomnia, stress, and headaches.
Eye pillows are typically used to shield the eyes from light and to apply a gentle relaxing weight over and around the eyes.
- "DIY: How to make Lavender Eye Pillows". Save on Crafts. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
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