Organic Eye Pillows

HA

$12.95 
SKU: B-60R-O

Eye pillows deepen your relaxation in savasana by providing cool weight to the eyes, forehead, and sinuses. Soft and effective for rejuvenating tired eyes, resting, falling asleep, and meditation. Covered with natural organic cotton fabric. 

The creative organic herbal eye pillows are animal-shaped pillows that contain a unique blend of certified organically grown herbs. The outsides are made of organic cotton that is color-grown or dyed with low impact dyes. They make wonderful gifts! 

Regular shape is: 4"x8"
Animal Shapes are approximately 12" long

Accessories: We also have Animal Eye Pillow Nighties available. 

 

Fill Information:

Penguin Herbs: Herbs: filled with a blend of lavender, peppermint, and mugwort. Lavender, originally a Mediterranean shrub cultivated for its aromatic flowers is one of the queens of herbs. It relieves nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia. Peppermint is a hybrid plant generally found under cultivation. This minty herb is used in our sleep pillows as a muscle relaxant. Mugwort grows wild in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. In Chinese medicine, mugwort is used in moxas. Sleeping on mugwort is thought by some to reveal dreams of the future.

 

Cat Herbs: Chamomile (has been used to relieve aching muscles and inflammation), Orange (is an antiseptic used for nervous tension), and Mugwort (is used to relieve sore aching muscles).

 

Horse Herbs: Filled with passionflower, orange, and peppermint. Passionflower is a climbing vine that grows in the southern US. It bears an edible multi-seeded fruit almost as large as a chicken egg. Passionflower helps with insomnia, restlessness and nervous headache. Orange is an antiseptic aromatic. Peppermint is a hybrid plant found under cultivation and used as a muscle relaxant.

 

Bull Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia), Lemon Balm (is used for melancholy and insomnia), and Spearmint (is an antiseptic with a cooling scent).

 

Cow Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia), Lemon Balm (used for nervous problems, melancholy, and insomnia), and Orange (antiseptic aromatic). 

 

Elephant Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia), Spearmint (is an antiseptic with a cooling scent), and Peppermint (is used in sleep pillows for its relaxing effect on the muscles).

 

Polar Bear Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia), Echinacea (is an antimicrobial long used by Native Americans as an immune system tonic), and Spearmint (is an antiseptic with a cooling scent).

 

Puppy Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia), Mugwort (is used to relieve sore aching muscles), and Chamomile (has been used to relieve aching muscles and inflammation.

 

Rabbit Herbs: Chamomile (has been used to relieve aching muscles and inflammation), Orange (is an antiseptic used for nervous tension), and Hops (relieves insomnia by calming the nerves).

 

Deer Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia), Echinacea (is an antimicrobial long used by Native Americans as an immune system tonic), and Mugwort (is used to relieve sore aching muscles).

 

Sheep Herbs: Lavender (is a nervine used for nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia) and Peppermint (commonly used as a muscle relaxant).

 

 

General Guidelines for Choosing A Pillow

HOW LONG DOES THE SCENT LAST?

In general, the scent lasts approximately 1 ½ years. How long the scent in your animal pillow lasts is a function of how often you rub it. The more you rub it, the faster the scent is used up. For maximum longevity, rub your animal pillow only when you need it, just before using it. But don't be overly concerned about the scent being "used up." It's for relaxing after all--enjoy your animal!

HOW DO I RENEW THE SCENT?

Your animal pillow is filled with a blend of organically grown flax and herbs. To renew the scent, just rub him or her gently. No oils are used in the manufacture of animals, as they would stain the cotton "skin." The herbs themselves contain minute amounts of oil. When you rub your animal pillow, you are breaking open these herbs and releasing the oils, hence the scent. Just rub and enjoy!


WHY DOES THE PACKAGE SAY, 5 Y TO 105? WHY NOT FOR 4 AND UNDER?

We are very conservative where children are concerned. These pillow animals are not appropriate for babies, and by extension small children. As with any toy, the parents must ultimately make decisions which products are appropriate for their children.

HOW DO I KNOW WHICH SCENT IS RIGHT FOR ME? WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT SCENTS DO?

Which one is best for you is a question of personal preference. All of the scents used are selected for their relaxing or health benefits.

CAN I MICROWAVE MY ANIMAL PILLOW?

Yes, you can. However, we believe that when you microwave herbs, they lose their potency. Since our herbs are certified organically grown, they have a wonderful scent that you will want to keep for a long time. In short, we don't recommend microwaving.

However, freezing does not appear to have the same effects on herbs as microwaving. You can put your animal pillow in the freezer in a sealable plastic bag for a lovely cold pack good for refreshing puffy eyes. Or for children, keep an animal pillow in the freezer at all times for those everyday bumps and bruises that benefit from the application of a cold compress. It will take your child's mind off what's hurting!

 

 Glossary of Herbs


Chamomile:  Grows as a yellow daisy-like flower with a fruity aroma. The Egyptians used it in massage oils for relieving aching muscles. As a compress for the eyes, it helps to brighten them and to relieve inflammation. Chamomile is used for various nervous conditions, including insomnia, headaches and nervous tension. In some countries, for example, Denmark, it is used as an everyday tea.

Echinacea:  A native perennial plant with distinctive purple florets. The mature (3+-year-old) rootstock is considered the medicinal part of the plant, long used by the Native Americans as an immune system tonic. Echinacea also is antimicrobial and an aid to good digestion. Considered to be one of the most useful herbs in the home medicine chest.

Hops:  The name Hops refers to the yellow-green cone-like fruit that comes from the female flowers of a climbing vine found all over the world. Their most common use is as a sedative: just as the ripe female flowers are used to flavor, clear and preserve beer, in sleep pillows Hops relieve insomnia by exerting a calming effect on the nerves.

Lavender:  A queen of herbs, lavender is a Mediterranean shrub cultivated in Europe and the U.S. for its aromatic flowers. Used in cosmetics, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine lavender is an aromatic, carminative and nervine. It also has some antiseptic properties. Lavender is used to relieving nervous tension, headaches, and insomnia, and is used in everything from massage oils to sleep pillows to potpourris.

Lemon Balm:  Commonly found in the Mediterranean and Near East, but also naturalized in some places in the U.S., lemon balm grows wild and in gardens to heights of three feet tall. The stem and leaves are somewhat hairy, and the flowers blossom in clusters varying from pale yellow to rose to blue-white in July and August. When bruised, the plant smells like lemon. Lemon balm is an antispasmodic, calmative, carminative and diaphoretic. It is useful for all sorts of nervous problems, hysteria, melancholy, and insomnia.

Mugwort:  Mugwort is a perennial plant that grows wild in Europe, Asia, and North and South America. When taken internally is said to benefit bile production and thus aid digestion. In the bath, mugwort is used with chamomile to relieve sore, aching muscles. In Chinese medicine, mugwort is used in moxas. Sleeping on mugwort is said to reveal dreams of the future.

 Care Instructions

Being made of flax seed and herbs, your animal CANNOT be machine washed. (Every once in a while, we hear from a customer whose animal has suffered this fate. The best thing to do at this point is to give the little fella a proper burial in the backyard and start over with a new animal). If your animal gets a small spot, you can try spot washing with a damp sponge only. Then towel dry and blow dry your animal either in the clothes dryer on low heat for 15 minutes or blow dry it by hand with a blow dryer. However, spot washing is not for the faint of heart and is done at your own risk.