Organic Eye Mask
If you are like us, you are very careful about what goes on your face. We avoid cleansers, creams and makeup with harmful chemicals, so why should our face mask be any different?
This eye mask is made from luxuriously soft organic peace silk dyed with organic safflowers and other herbs shown to help blood circulation. We used the same process and herbs we used to dye our ayurvedic bralette and briefs.
No synthetic chemicals here - just all natural silk and plant dyes for a stressless sleep.
Ethically designed and manufactured in Los Angeles.
Made with organic non-violent silk, organic cotton fabric insert and hand dyed with safflower, sapanwood and alkanet.
Each one is unique.
Unlike industry-standard petroleum-based dyes, this eye mask is naturally dyed with safflower, sapanwood and alkanet.
Safflower is a traditional dye used throughout Asia and Europe for its strong red dye and its medicinal properties. Extracting the red dye from safflowers is one, if not the most, complicated natural dye process, requiring at least 2-3 days to extract. (The phrase "red tape" originates from the fact that legal documents in England were required to be tied with red ribbons dyed with safflower dye). Safflowers contain both yellow and red dye pigments, and the yellow dye must first be fully extracted before the red pigment can be used, requiring several days of soaking and rinsing, before the flowers are added to an alkaline dye bath to extract the red dye, then "turning" the bath using lemon juice or vinegar to allow the red dye to dye fabric.
Sapanwood is a traditional dye used in India in particular for its medicinal properties. The major dye component in sapanwood is brazilian, and most of the traditional uses of brazilin have been validated by current scientific studies, finding brazilian to be antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and a vasorelaxant (relaxing blood vessels).
Alkanet is another medicinal herb traditionally used in dyeing. Alkanet is highly antioxidant and is the current focus of anti-aging, anti-cancer and wound healing studies. This herb is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties.
No harmful synthetic chemicals here. Just nature.
Ethically made all the way through.
From start to finish, every company involved in Sustain's supply chain provides fair wages and safe working conditions.
Made with organic non-violent silk and GOTS certified organic cotton batting and fabric (in the insert) - the highest standard in organic.
Also, the plants grown for natural dyes remove more carbon from the atmosphere during their growth than is released during the dyeing process, helping to reverse the cause of global climate change.
Care Instructions: Wash by hand when needed with a mild, pH-neutral detergent. Air dry.