Add your own essential oils to the washable cover of your unscented eye pillow for a relaxing or invigorating experience. Here’s what one customer had to say: “Hi Liz, about once a month (or more frequent if I feel it’s lacking “relaxing” scents), I put a few drops on the cover and let them soak in while I wear the eye pillow on the other side (the side without drops) for a day or two until the drops are fully saturated. They really help me relax and I enjoy the delightful smells!”
Find them here, and choose “no scent / just flax” when checking out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/
If you try this, make sure you put your essential oil drops on the top of the cover, keeping them away from your eyes.
You can learn more about essential oils, and which ones to choose for different effects on the mind and body in The Complete Guide to Essential oils by Positive Health Wellness: http://www.positivehealthwellness.com/beauty-aging/complete-guide-essential-oils/
Feel free to get in touch if you have any essential oil questions – I’m happy to help.
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Need to cool down? Pop your eye pillow into a zip lock bag, and put it in the freezer for an hour to make it into a cold pack. It feels amazing on tired, computer strained eyes, and has been helping me fall asleep when it’s hot out. (I’ve also been using mine with some restorative yoga (lying on my back with my legs up the wall) to cool down after a run.
Learn more about the health benefits of Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-The-Wall-Pose), here: http://bit.ly/1XMt0v6
Cold compresses are also a great way to treat under eye bags (the cold reduces the swelling.)
Get your bamboo + organic cotton eye pillow here: www.etsy.com/shop/TheLotusRoot (Lavender, Lavender Peppermint and Unscented eye pillows now available.)
I offered a coupon code to her viewers, and since it’s my birthday I wanted to share the love with you as well. Use the coupon code GIVELOVE to save 20% on your entire order in my etsy shop, now until Monday, March 7th at Midnight, EST
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I recently sent some bamboo + organic cotton eye pillows to the awe-inspiring Yoga By Candace for a photoshoot for her upcoming book.
(Here’s a behind-the-scenes clip of her setting up her yoga props like a boss for the shoot!)
Candace mentions in this post that she can’t sleep or travel without her eye pillow now (My mom says the same thing) :)
Others have told me that they love using theirs for savasana, or as a cold pack for their tired, computer-stressed eyes. Want to try one for yourself? All aromatherapy eye pillows are currently $5 off in my etsy shop – now until Monday 2/1
I’m also giving an eye pillow away to one lovely winner ♡
2: Share your favorite memory that you associate with a scent. Are you transported back to your grandma’s kitchen every time you smell blueberry pie? Do you think of your trip to India when you inhale the scent of Sandalwood?
Leave a comment letting us know on Instagram (on this post) or on Facebook
(right here) for a chance to win. Giveaway ends Monday, 2/1 at Midnight EST.
The winner will be chosen at random and will receive the eye pillow of their choice from my shop.
As you probably know I’m a big fan of the power of aromatherapy, and will be talking more about essential oils and their effects on the mind/body/soul in future posts. I’ll also be getting more deeply into their benefits for the skin (and which oils to avoid) so stay tuned! (and as always – feel free to reach out if you have any questions!)
What people are sayin':
Got the most Om-mazing “Dream” lavender scented lotus eye pillow to help with sleeplessness from Liz at The Lotus Root. When I opened the box, the out pouring of calm scents and love was unbelievable. It’s been such a rough day for Pain and I am so happy to have my eye pillow ♥ Thank you Liz!! – Krysten F. from Holla For my Mala – Asbury Park, NJ
Smells amazing and is the perfect size and weight. Thanks! Crystal C. – CA
ps: Have you tried these babies yet? They’re saviors for dry hands! With skin loving organic jojoba and therapeutic grade / organic essential oils:
“Love the lavender scent! I’ve been using it on my hands…it’s moisturizing aromatherapy! Everyone compliments on the scent.” Ani B – MA
Find them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLotusRoot
Organic cotton t-shirts are back for a limited time! My t-shirt supplier is phasing out the ever popular Alternative Apparel organic cotton t-shirt. Since I’ve been getting a lot of questions and comments about these tee’s, I decided to bring them back while I still can. Check out new color & design combinations, and some one-of-a-kind items here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/
Also back in stock: Organic cotton + bamboo aromatherapy eye pillows: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLotusRoot
•Hand screen printed with uplifting designs. •Filled with organic lavender & flax seeds (or just flax for those with sensitivities to scents)
Use for relaxation, restorative yoga, meditation, to help you fall asleep, or as a cold pack • generous size and weight – blocks out light and helps relax your eye muscles. • handmade with love
Washable covers also available to purchase on their own.
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As I mentioned last week, the designs I’ve been working on are finally finished.
The first is my flowing chakras design, which I originally drew a while back for an album of Meditation music: Root to Crown.
The second is a pattern I created for my eye pillows with the third eye / 6th chakra / anja symbol from the flowing chakras design.
The eye pillows are made from recycled bamboo & organic cotton shirts from previous seasons – I haven’t decided if I’ll be ordering more fabric once I run out. They’re going fast, so be sure to get one soon if you’re interested!
You can find everything here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLotusRoot
Also – If you’re in NYC – Vincent and I will be selling our eye pillows, tshirts, mugs, etc. tomorrow at the Inwood Greenmarket in upper Manhattan ( 9 am -1pm if the weather permits!)
http://www.grownyc.org/greenmarket-site/manhattan/inwood-greenmarket We’d love it if you stopped by to say hello!
One last thing – thank you so much if you answered my anonymous survey last week..I really appreciate your questions, sweet words and feedback! Feel free to leave a question or comment if you haven’t already.
I like “Natural CALM” and “Super Mag”- both are magnesium powders that you mix into water to make a fizzy drink. Both are incredibly calming. Just be warned – taking too much internally can cause a laxative effect, if you catch my drift. I find it’s best not to get too creative and to follow the instructions on the package when it comes to taking it internally.
This stuff is awesome. It’s not really an oil, but a magnesium salt water solution. You can spray it on and massage it into your skin, or use it as a foot soak. Applying magnesium to the skin can prevent the laxative effect since it doesn’t have to pass through the digestive system. (Of course, everyone is different, so don’t take my word for it – be sure to do your research*). I order mine on amazon.com (although I’m seeing it more and more in health food stores these days). Note: it may itch at first (for me it only itches if I haven’t used it in a while), but I’ve read that the itching should stop if you water it down a bit.
You can learn more by watching this video by Dr. Mark Hyman; “Magnesium: The most powerful relaxation mineral available”, or this one by Mark Sircus on Magnesium Oil therapy and finding the right dose for you. ( Mark Sircus recommends adding 5 POUNDS of epsom salt to your bath – pretty hardcore.)
2. Restorative Yoga:
During restorative yoga, you get into different poses supported by pillows, bolsters or yoga blocks, and you lie in each pose for a while (much longer than you would in more active types of yoga). The different poses help you release tension and help bring your emotional patterns and nervous system back into balance. Here’s a great restorative yoga video I found on youtube. The instructor has a really soothing voice, and her yoga sequence is relaxing and perfect just before bed. A lavender eye pilllow is a great addition to the practice since you’re lying on your back or your side for the poses. Find my handmade bamboo + organic cotton aromatherapy eye pillows in my etsy shop.
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*Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or registered dietitian / nutritionist. The purpose of my blog is to share my own experiences with healthy living. When it comes to your health, please do your research & be sure to consult a health practioner before trying anything new (especially when pregnant or nursing).