Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Make a Sleep Pillow
This makes a really nice gift. I've made a few to give as gifts to friends. You can use any material you'd like - I prefer cotton so it breathes. Pick out celestial patterns or anything that suits your fancy :) satin or silk will give it the classy look. You can even embelish the pillow by embroidering an initial on to it, or tie a ribbon around the pillow.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Yield: 1 pillow
Essential Oils Needed: Lavender
Other Ingredients / Materials: Cloth (8 inches square), hops flowers
(strobiles) dried, chamomile flowers dried, lavender flowers dried,
rose petals dried
Sew 2 pieces of 8 inch square cloth together on 3 sides, leaving 1
Blend 1/4 cup hops flowers, 1/8 cup chamomile flowers, 1/8 cup
lavender flowers, 1/8 rose petals together. While stirring the dried flower blend add
15 drops of lavender.
Spoon herbs into the pillow and sew the open side.
Place your sleep pillow under your normal pillow or inside the pillow
Here is a list of Oils and Herbs you can use to make your own dream pillow. *Note do not ingest oils or herbs.
BERGAMOT: (not the mint kind!) soothes the nerves, gives relaxing sleep.
HYACINTH: stops nightmares.
JASMINE: helps increase psychic dreams, lifts depression, quiets the nerves; is calming.
LAVENDER: relaxing deep sleep.
LILAC: recalling past lives.
MIMOSA: prophetic dreams; getting to the truth; making decisions.
ANGELICA : prophetic dreams and visions.
ANISE: use just a little to repel nightmares.
BAY LAUREL: inspiration; repels negativity.
CEDAR: helps to repel bad dreams.
CLOVES: use just a tiny amount because of the strong odor. Retrieving buried memories.
HOPS: restful sleep and healing.
MARJORAM: relieves depression.
MUGWORT: visions and prophetic dreams.
MULLEIN: repels bad dreams.
ROSEMARY: use just a little as it is very strongly scented. Avoid nightmares and headaches.
ST. JOHNS WORT: banishes spirits.
VALERIAN: deep rest. Some cats love this herb as much as catnip so keep it out of their reach