Imagine you are laying down in a quiet space. A weighted eye pillow effortlessly blocks out all of the surrounding light.
Your body is comfortably supported by props around you.
There is a cool breeze on your skin.
Birds are chirping off in the distance.
The scent of calming lavender fills your nostrils.
And then the doorbell rings, the dog starts barking and the kids are screaming through the house.
Although you are snapped back to reality, there was a few moments where you felt pure bliss in your own home.
This week at the Activ Life we are discussing small DIY’s to make our own homes an oasis.
First up is the essential oil dropper. Essential oils enhance the overall sensory experience of your day/practice and we want to keep that scent around for as long as we can!
1. Start by taking a small dropper bottle.
2. Fill the dropper bottle with a base oil such as jojoba.
3. Next place 20 drops of your favorite essential oil into the bottle.
4. Seal and shake!
5. Open the bottle and drop a few drops into the palm of your hand. Rub together and bring your hands towards your nose to enjoy the scent. You can rub the oil onto your arms, legs, or forehead/scalp to enjoy for a few hours.
Next up is a weighted eye pillow. This is an absolute game changer for those who get migraines or are sensitive to light.
1. Grab an old tube sock or leg warmer.
2, Tie one end into a knot.
3. Grab a bag of uncooked rice and pour into the tube sock.
4. Tie off the other end and voila! You have a weighted eye pillow you can use morning, night, or whenever you need a break.
** Pro tip: Store your eye pillow in the freezer. The cool weight helps with puffiness and tired eyes.
Be sure to check out the new DIY video section on the Activ Life Online Studio where I will show you step-by-step how to make these cost effective and extremely useful pampering treats.
Miranda Morris is a yoga instructor for Activ Life, a leading health and wellness company based in the Cayman Islands. If you enjoyed this article you may also like: Beat the burnout and The power of sound in yoga.