Here is a simple DIY- Make Your Own Aromatherapy Eye Mask.
I know some folks are pretty serious about aromatherapy, I simply mean I used essential oils inside the mask.
I love this project because it requires a minimal investment of both cost and time. The eye mask uses very little fabric, so if you have scrap fabric around it would be perfect for this project. You probably have all or most of the items already on hand. This eye mask took me about 30 minutes to complete.
What You Need:
(paper, pen, scissors, pins, needle, thread, bowl, spoon)
First, you will need to make a template. You can do this by tracing a pair of sunglasses onto paper. You could also freehand the pattern if you prefer.
I recommend that you go about an inch outside of the template when you make your cut.
I also recommend folding the template in half (at the bridge) and making both sides equal. This may require a little trimming.
Once again, my lovely assistant Fluff is always in the mix. I think she is afraid she might miss something.
Fold over the fabric, pin the template and cut.
You should have 2 equal pieces of fabric.
Stack the pieces so the the printed sides of the fabric are facing inside. Pin and sew around the edges leaving a small gap so you can fill the eye mask and so you can turn the fabric print side out.
Attach a ribbon on each side of the eye mask.
Place uncooked rice in a bowl and then add your favorite essential oil(s). Please keep in mind this will be on your face so you will not want to make the scent too strong. Add a few drops at a time until you have achieved your desired scent. Mix well. (I did Rosemary & Mint, but lavender would also be nice.) You do not want to add so much oil that it comes through the fabric.
***Disclaimer: This is an eye mask so it is meant to be on your face and eyes. DO NOT use the essential oil in the mask if you are allergic or sensitive to essential oil. You can make the mask with out the oils. As an alternative you could bake the rice with fresh herbs. ***
Fill the eye mask with rice. I used my paper template to make a small funnel. This will make adding the rice easier. You will want to add enough rice to fill the eye mask, but be sure not to over-fill. You want the eye mask to lay flat. Sew up the opening.
There you have it! A relaxing, wonderfully scented eye mask.
My lovely model. I asked for a volunteer. When he found out it was to model the eye mask he said, “ah great.”Haha. #toolateyouarecommitted
This would make a lovely handmade gift or be a great project for a girls only party.