The smell of lavender . . . ahh! Did you know that it can actually be quite healing?
The properties of lavender have been studied for centuries, in fact, the benefits were actually discovered around 2,500 years ago! Lavender is a powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antidepressant that can induce sedative, calming and anti-anxiety effects on the body.
A study published in European Neurology, showed that people suffering with migraine headaches saw a significant reduction in pain when they inhaled lavender oil for 15 minutes. The difference between the control group and lavender oil treatment group was statistically significant, meaning that of the 129 headache cases, 92 responded entirely or partially to lavender.
The Egyptians used lavender for mummification and as a perfume and the Romans are said to have used it from everything from washing, cooking and in medicines.
It’s one of the best essential oils for headaches because it induces relaxation and relieves tension. And if you have ever had the pleasure of an eye pillow after a hard yoga workout, you are missing out! The relaxing scent of lavender, takes savasana to the next level!
Headache, sinus issues and allergies can be eased with one of these eye pillows. They can also help relieve sleep issues by promoting relaxation.
Our lovely lavender-scented eye pillow is filled with a mixture of organic flax seed, organic dried lavender flowers and therapeutic grade lavender essential oil. Check them out in our shop here. We also have Eucalyptus and Peppermint eye pillows available as well.