We’re passing head colds around at my house, and my husband has an especially bad one. Last night I made an eye pillow for him.
To make your own, cut fabric about 9″ by 5″, sew three side, fill about halfway with rice and sew the open end closed. In just a few minutes, you’ll have an eye pillow that can be heated in the microwave or chilled in the freezer. To heat, put it on a small plate and microwave for about 30 seconds. Flip it over and heat about 30 more seconds. (Your microwave may take more or less time.)
Then lay down and place the heated pillow over your aching sinuses. The rice conforms to the shape of your face, providing blessed relief to sinus pain. (It’s also pretty handy for muscle aches.)
I think I need to buy some flax seeds and lavender to make another eye pillow for those times when I want to sleep and he wants to keep watching TV.