Surprising uses for aromatherapy eye pillow

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Eye pillows are often used to provide gentle pressure around the eyes releasing tension, stress and fatigue.  You’ll often see these used during relaxation at the end of a yoga class. You can also gain the benefits of an eye pillow by using one to help you fall asleep. However in addition to being a soothing treat for your weary eyes at the end of the day, here are some other useful purposes for your eye pillow.

zoom-128Tip: 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).

Palm rest for your desk 

An important part of protecting your hands from musculoskeletal injury ( painful disorders of muscles,tendons, and nerves) when sitting at your desk typing all day is by resting your wrists between typing.  Just simply unzip the cover and remove the inner bag. Place in front of your keyboard at home or at work.

Sore muscle relief 

Using heat therapy, warm the eye pillow (inner bag only) in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds (or an additional 30 seconds for more heat, but be sure to shake the flax seeds).  Check the temperature of the pillow before using against skin, as flax seeds can be hotter than what is therapeutic or comfortable. The flax seed in the eye pillow has natural oils, it retains heat for longer. Place the eye pillow on where you are experiencing pain, be it your back or should.

idea-128Did you know: Lavender has been used throughout history as a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia and anxiety to depression and fatigue.

Relief headaches

Take off the outer cover (more hygienic) and place the inner bag in your  fridge or freezer for up to 30 minutes or an hour . Replace the cover, lie down and place the cooling and soothing eye pillow over your forehead or anywhere else you need some cooling relief! Perfect for a hot summer day.

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