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Benefits of Herbal Eye Pillows

written by: Harry Sylvester • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 5/15/2010

Herbal eye pillows provide beneficial effects to your slumber all night long. Various herbs and grains can promote relaxing sleep. Learning benefits of herbal eye pillows might be helpful to find an excellent eye pillow when it comes to enhancing your physical, mental, and spiritual balance.

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    What is a Herbal Eye Pillow?

    Herbal Eye Pillow A herbal eye pillow is the eye pillow with herbal fragrances that is made from organic cotton, silk, satin or flannel to make you have a relaxing natural slumber. The pillow will prevent your eyes from being exposed to light and promote your slumber all night long. In addition, the eye pillow might be filled with organically grown herbs and grains to provide the refreshing fragrance while you breath. All herbs and grains are organically grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or synthetic fertilizers. Therefore, herbal eye pillows can be found with various fragrances such as peppermint, lavender, spearmint, flaxseed, and eucalyptus. They can be beneficial fillers to your herbal eye pillow.

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    Benefits of Herbal Eye Pillows

    Learning benefits of herbal eye pillows is interesting. The aroma therapeutic use is becoming more and more popular today. Herbal eye pillows are believed to provide some beneficial effects to your health such as:

    • To promote relaxing sleep

    • To help relax your tired eyes

    • To help reduce eye puffiness

    • To help calm your facial muscles

    • To refresh your mind

    • To alleviate the pain tension of headaches, migraines, and eyestrain

    • To alleviate depression, stress, and anxiety

    • To enhance your physical, mental, and spiritual balance

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    Organic Ingredients and Beneficial Effects of Herbal Eye Pillows

    Benefits of herbal eye pillows come from various organic ingredients. Below is a list of some organic ingredients and beneficial effects you might find in various herbal eye pillows:

    Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

    Peppermint leaves have an unique oil that exudes the fresh fragrance to help relieve sinus congestion, nausea, headaches, and migraines. Keep in mind peppermint may pose a risk to infants and children if they inhale the vapors.

    Lavender (Lavandula officinalis)

    The Romans used lavender flowers for centuries as an after-bath perfume, giving the herb the name of lavare that means washing. Lavender can influence the beta waves to enhance calmness and reduce stress. In addition, lavender contains a balancing aroma to allay headaches and migraines.

    Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

    Spearmint leaves have been used for millennia as a medicinal herb, especially in Middle Eastern countries. If you want to enhance calmness and improve concentration, spearmint with its sweet aroma can be a good choice to your herbal eye pillow.

    Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum)

    Flaxseed is known for the neural fragrance, the heat absorption and cooling condition that may help offer therapeutic element. Flaxseed can help you have a relaxed condition during sleep and help you refresh your mind. In addition, flaxseed can reduce eye puffiness.

    Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

    The leaves of eucalyptus contain a typical and fragrant oil that can alleviate pain, sharpen the senses, allay depression and anxiety, and promote circulation in your body. Eucalyptus is used in the United States for sterilizing surgical instruments.

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    How to Use Herbal Eye Pillows

    When using a herbal eye pillow, just squeeze it gently to release its fragrance and put it on your eyes. When it comes to using a warm eye pillow for relieving you from headache and stress, you can heat it in the microwave for a few minutes. You can put the herbal eye pillow in the refrigerator or freezer to alleviate your headache, eyestrain, and more if you want a cool effect.

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    References

    Sensational Pillows: Alternative Medicine with Herb Remedies - http://www.ripoffornot.com/Alt_Med.html

    Relaxpack.com - http://www.relaxpack.com/p-19-pain-relief-eye-pillow.aspx

    A Touch of Satin - http://www.atouchofsatin.com/our_aromatherapy_eye_pillow_scents

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    Photo Credit

    Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonszcz/405075085/

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