DIY Aromatherapy Pillow with Lavender Oil

As a mom, it’s tough to find time for myself.

I often discover ways to steal moments in the day to relax and keep myself centered.

With two boys, I’ve got to be at my best at all times and keep my cool!

Make Your Own Frugal Aromatherapy Pillow with Lavender Oil

To keep that Zen feeling, you can make your own frugal aromatherapy pillow using lavender oil.

It’s incredibly inexpensive and an easy way to build in some reset time for yourself.

 DIY Frugal Aromatherapy Pillow

To make the neck/shoulder pillow, you will need:

  • A tube sock (any sock will do)
  • Thread and needle
  • 8-10 ounces of dry rice
  • 15-20 drops of lavender oil Rice Photo

DIY Directions

  1. To make your personal pillow, fill a tube sock with dry rice so that is about two-thirds to three-quarters full. Be sure to fill it over a container or the sink so you don’t get rice on the floor.
  2. Add 15-20 drops of lavender oil
  3. Carefully sew the sock shut to avoid finding rice all over your house for the next six months. Make sure the stitches are close together; you’d be surprised at how easily that rice escapes.
  4. Microwave for 1-2 minute (make sure the sock and contents are not too hot) and apply as needed to help relieve neck and shoulder tension.

DIY Frugal Aromatherapy Pillow and Heating Pad


  1. Linda romer says:

    The only way to carve out me time is in the shower. Even then the 3 men in my life still find a way to interrupt.

  2. I carve out Zen everyday moments by mediating in the morning.

    1. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about meditating in the morning. I know I always feel better having meditation after yoga.

  3. Birdiebee says:

    I go out on the back porch with my first cup of coffee for some wake up me time in the morning.

  4. Melissa S says:

    I bring my ereader and sit on the bathroom floor with the door locked for about 20 mins.

    1. LMAO! Glad I’m not the only one who tries to use the bathroom as an escape 😀

  5. My moment of “AHHH” is taking a walk around the School Track later in the day when NO ONE is around!!! So QUIET & Peaceful!!!

  6. Ann Fantom says:

    I sit in our sun room and read a book

  7. Barbara Montag says:

    I take a Yoga class – does it great for me!
    thank you

  8. I try to meditate daily

  9. I get up an extra hour early to work out before work. It helps to keep me sane.

  10. cjjmesser says:

    I wake up before the kids and savor a cup of coffee

  11. brandy g. says:

    After my family goes to bed. I make myself a cafe mocha and go outside and sit on the deck and just relax. I live in the country, so all I hear is crickets.

    1. Oh my goodness, that sounds heavenly, Brandy! In the summer, we go to the Adirondack Mountains and I just can’t get enough of the nighttime sounds there 🙂

  12. paige chandler says:

    I have quite zen time early in the morning with my coffee on the patio.

  13. Jessica To says:

    I try to get up before my son to have a few quiet moments.

  14. Tricia Jorke says:

    I go for a walk everyday.

  15. cjjmesser says:

    I have a glass of wine on the deck after the kids are in bed.

  16. aubrey wallace says:

    I love to read to relax 🙂

  17. I love to take long walks and practice yoga.

  18. Tonya Atkinson says:

    I usually don’t find time for myself

  19. I get up early every morning to make sure I have plenty of time to do Pilates, eat a leisurely breakfast, and read before going to work.

  20. I really didn’t know it was this easy to make this aromatherapy

    1. It REALLY is that easy. And I even nuke mine in the winter for a minute to warm it up and put it in the freezer as a cool pad for the summer.

  21. Douglas Houston says:

    I have a lock on the bathroom door.

  22. I take a long hot bubble bath to get my zen moment.

  23. I try to be mindful and enjoy small moments through the day.

  24. Russell Moore says:

    We have a screened in back porch with rocking chairs looking over a small lake. Early morning zone out.

  25. Brenda Elsner says:

    I go outside and sit in the backyard for a few minutes after everyone else goes to bed.

  26. I make sure I have a few minutes of the morning just for myself.

  27. Cheryl B. says:

    By lighting a candle and relaxing in the bathtub.

  28. Samantha Daleo says:

    I have my morning routine that is my zen starter every weekday.

  29. Anne Marie Carter says:

    By either reading a novel, crocheting something or staring at my turtles.

  30. Vicki Wurgler says:

    I meditate daily in my sunroom

  31. kathy pease says:

    I sit in the backyard near my gardens and have a coffee

  32. wen budro says:

    I walk on the beach early every morning and I meditate.

  33. tina reynolds says:

    A nice bath long after everyone else is in bed

  34. Jennifer Reed says:

    We recently upgraded our shower in our master bathroom so that is where I carve out Zen everyday moments for myself.

  35. I like to exercise and bicycle!

  36. gayle gildehaus says:

    I am a single mom of six.I get some time in the mornings before they get up to have my coffee and enter giveaways.

  37. I like to go on walks and read!

  38. I carve out zen by making it a priority to get outdoors for a walk every day.

  39. I don’t have any.. I think I need some.

  40. I go to my back porch with a cup of hot coffee and just enjoy a few quiet moments when I need to.

  41. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I usually don’t. I think that is one of my problems. But ideally I would love to go to a spa once a month.

  42. Laurie Emerson says:

    I wake up an hour earlier than anyone else and with a hot cup of tea sit on our porch swing and watch the sun come up.

  43. Rachael G. says:

    I make some “zen” time by stepping outside every once in a while for some fresh air. Even just a few moments refreshes the body and soul. And leaves me leaving much calmer and happier.

  44. I’ll take a half hour, put headphones in, and listen to my favorite playlist.

  45. Thomas Murphy says:

    I go for walks.

  46. Buddy Garrett says:

    I take the dogs for a walk first thing in the morning.

  47. Thomas Gibson says:

    Powder donuts and a glass off cold milk works well for me.

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