DIY Aromatherapy Neck Pillow: Video Tutorial

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dawn. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.

So I’ve been a little stressed lately.  Okay, a little is an understatement.  I’ve been getting my zen from anywhere I can.  I’ve been trying essential oils for aromatherapy and stress relief, and I have got to admit – I’m surprised at the power of fragrance!  Surrounding yourself with something that smells amazing – especially while you’re doing tasks that aren’t your favorite – can make a huge difference.


So when Dawn offered to send me dish soap from their Dawn Destinations line, I found out that they get it.  It smells wonderful, and it’s got the power we need for cleaning all the things we burn in our oven.  (Next step of zen? Maybe getting a new oven that doesn’t burn everything, but that’s a whole other story.)

But truly – we do lots of things to surround ourselves with lovely scents, whether it’s candles or perfume… so Dawn has just applied this idea to their Destinations line.  You have to wash the dishes anyway, right?  Let it serve two purposes by making your kitchen smell great too!

I’ve got another great aromatherapy tip for you today, and it’s a project anyone who can thread a needle can make: an aromatherapy neck pillow!

Aromatherapy Neck Pillow Video Tutorial at

You will need a sock, 2-3 cups of uncooked rice (not instant rice), a needle and thread, and if you like, essential oils!  I’m using a peppermint and lavender combination, which both soothes and invigorates and is said to help soothe headaches.

Aromatherapy Neck Pillow Video Tutorial at

The video below will show you how; it’s less than 10 minutes (and even faster, if you have a sewing machine).  I hand-stitched mine and had it finished in under 15 minutes.  If any sort of sewing is intimidating to you, consider tying a piece of yarn tightly around the end of your sock to hold the rice in, too.  (The point is to stress less, right?) :)

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  1. says

    Take a nice deep breath and remember that the stressful moment is just that–a moment. It’s not the end of the world, and it will pass. :)

  2. Kim Cowgar says

    When I’m at work and getting kinda tired of all the office noise and crap, I slip in the earbuds and listen to a free book I’ve downloaded from the library. Blocks out the noise and I get to relax into another world.

  3. says

    I’ve been making rice bag comforters for years but making my tubes out of soft material…why didn’t I think of using a sock…duh…a great use for that single sock that appears in the wash from time-to-time!
    I use Dawn all the time and will be looking for the Destination’s fragrances…how nice.
    My favorite way to relax is to sit and watch the birds and squirrels play around the feeders we have provided for them. We also have deer that come into our backyard every day and we are waiting on the delivery of the new babies coming soon. We had a set of twins and triplets last year. It was a joy watching them grow over this past Winter.

  4. says

    Love aromatherapy! The scents are amazing and can help with so many things. Love that you made a neck pillow out of a sock! Cute!

  5. Jessica H. says

    Talking things out with my hubby, he is a great stress reliever! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  6. Maggie Warner says

    A day at the spa……or any homemade beauty product, with a long bath, candles, music, and the hubby taking the kiddos out of the house!

  7. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    My Tip Is To Fill Your Home With Aromas That Make You Fill Happy And Stress Free.

  8. Sue S says

    I use lavender to relieve stress. I have a plant that I harvest the flowers and dry them. I use them in small bags for my drawers and under my pillow.

  9. Becki C says

    I love the help in mood that fragrance and music makes on us. Thank you for your video and the easy-to-make pillow.

  10. says

    Oh, my favourite stress release is a run. Crank the music and just run…. there’s something about exerting all of that energy that really brings me back down to a calm place.

  11. Karen says

    I like to use the Downy Unstoppables and melt them in my tealight burner :) Very relaxing!

  12. Naomi says

    I have made a ton of these for my kids and family and friends. I use knee high socks for this. The one thing I do though is sew it into sections so when you use it the contents stays put and doesn’t slide to one end.

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