Just imagine yourself settling down in a comfy chair in a calm, quiet space and surrendering yourself to the wonderfulness of the acupressure points in your eye area being gently stimulated to bring clarity and calm, a feeling that's magically soothing and sleep inducing.
Almost twenty years ago Holistic Silk founder Joanna imagined just that which inspired her to create our Dupion Silk Lavender Eye Pillow and ever since that special day the product has flown off our shelves. It is quite simply our hero product and one we couldn’t live without.
Here's what you need to know about the hero Lavender Eye Pillow which won both the Beauty Shortlist Editor’s Choice and the Mama and Baby Beauty Shortlist Editor's Choice awards in 2019.
About luxurious Dupion Silk
Our gorgeous Lavender Eye Pillows are made from Dupion Silk, also called Dupioni or Douppioni silk. It's special, a wonderfully crisp silk created with a very fine plain weave. It is made by using an unusually fine thread in the warp and an uneven thread in the weft resulting in a textured raw silk.
Weaving this way creates a shiny, lustrous finish featuring characteristic 'slubs', thicker-looking lines of thread that form a stunning random pattern through the fabric and give it a uniquely lovely shimmer. Slubs might look like pulls to the uninitiated but they're a natural feature of Dupion silk, part of what makes it highly sought after by fashion designers as well as beauty experts like us.
Perfectly filled with Lavender flowers and seeds
Our 100% Dupion Silk Eye Pillow is filled to the perfect weight in our studio with real Lavender flowers and organic seeds, then lovingly hand finished by Joanna herself. It feels wonderfully heavy and luxurious as well as naturally cooling.
Lavender flowers are believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and research suggests Lavender may be useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, depression and restlessness. Some say it can help with digestive issues when made into a tea and it's sometimes used to relieve headaches and toothaches. There is anecdotal evidence that Lavender can also help combat fungal infections, heal wounds, treat alopecia and act as pain relief. One thing is 100% certain – it smells wonderful and feels fantastic!
Inspired by acupressure
Our Eye Pillows are inspired by the ancient art of acupressure. Acupressure is an alternative medicine technique very like acupuncture, developed with the ancient concept of life energy in mind, namely the energy that flows through the 'meridians' of your body. Applying physical pressure to acupuncture points can clear blockages in these meridians. Take a moment now to try for yourself. Very gently place two fingertips across your eyelids and leave them there for a minute and you should start to feel yourself relax. No wonder the Lavender aroma combined with the gentle pressure from our Eye Pillows feels so wonderful!
Simple to use
If you're feeling tense it'll bring you sweet calm. If you want to relax it'll block out light and help you quieten your busy mind. If you're struggling to cope with a headache it'll relieve the pain and help tense muscles relax. It's great for strained, sore eyes, effective for treating sinus pain and even a really good treatment for that hangover!
Designed to simply slot into everyday life these three simple steps are your route to relaxation and calm.
Step One: Gently roll the Eye Pillow between your hands to release the lovely Lavender fragrance
Step Two: Place the Eye Pillow gently across the eye area so it fills the eye's contours
Step Three: Lie back and enjoy the sensation of coolness, of soothing well-being
For the ultimate sleep, use our fabulous Lavender Eye Pillow for ten minutes before drifting off.
Available in a variety of sumptuous colours with an optional tie, carefully stored in a gorgeous Organza bag the Lavender Eye Pillow was designed to delight, comfort and relax you at any time…and it does!