How to Make a Home-Made Eye Pillow for Relaxation.

Eye pillows encourage the eyes to stay closed during relaxation and before sleep. The scent of the lavender and pressure over the eyes will gets kids snoozing and/or relaxing in no time! 

You will need:

1 Clean Sock

Bag of Rice

Doterra Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Flowers

Bowl

Measuring cup

Funnel or piece of paper

 1. Measure out Rice and Lavender Flowers

  1-2 Cups of Rice (depending on weight wanted for eyes) 

 1-2 Cups of Rice (depending on weight wanted for eyes) 

  1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of lavender(depending how strong of a scent you want).

 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of lavender(depending how strong of a scent you want).

Measure out 1-2 cups of rice and 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup of lavender flowers. You can find dried lavender bud flowers on Amazon

2. Mix Rice, Lavender, and add Lavender Essential Oil

 I like to use Doterra's Lavender Essential Oil. 

I like to use Doterra's Lavender Essential Oil. 

 Add a few drops lavender oil to the lavender floweres and rice

Add a few drops lavender oil to the lavender floweres and rice

 Mix the lavender flowers, rice, and oil together with your hands. This is a great sensory experience for kids! 

Mix the lavender flowers, rice, and oil together with your hands. This is a great sensory experience for kids! 

3. Pour the mixture into the sock

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This takes 2 people! Have your child hold the opening of the sock. Place the funnel or rolled piece of paper into the opening of the sock. Slowly and gently pour the mixture into the funnel. Some may spill on the floor if you pour too fast! (My husband helped me with this one.) :-) 

4. Tie a knot tightly or sew the end of the sock to close the opening and cut off any excess sock

5. You're done! Time to rest your eyes! 

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Have your child use the eye pillow before bed or before a resting period such as a nap, Savasana, or deep relaxation to help keep their eyes closed. Breath in the sweet, calming smell of lavender to get into a deep relaxed state. Enjoy and have fun making this with your child! 

Share how it went with comments and pictures in the comments section below!