Making herbal dream pillows has been a part of my crafty life for a very long time. As I’ve learned more about herbs and their various benefits not just their fragrance, I’ve incorporated that into my crafty realm. Making herbal dream pillows is an easy and fun way to not only encourage restful sleep and vivid dreaming, but also a way to share your homegrown, dried herbs and crafty style with those you love.
- Fabric cut into 6 Inch Squares – thin cotton is best to let the scent through (I often use old sheets)
- Needle & Thread
- Herbs of Your Choice (see below for ideas)
Place two squares of fabric with right sides together. Sew three edges together, Using about a 3/8″ seam allowance. Sew the fourth edge together, but don’t finish it, leave about 2″ unsewn and open. Using that opening, turn your pillow case right-side out.
Loosely fill the pillow with your desired herb or herb combination – don’t overfill, it makes it very difficult to sew up that opening when it’s overflowing. Tuck the raw edges of your opening inside the pillow and sew that opening closed.
Your pillow is now ready for use or giving. If you’re giving it away, you might want to tell the recipient which herbs are inside and why you picked those.
Herb filling ideas from my good friend and herbalist, Kristine Brown:
- For meditative dreams, any or a combination of Cedar, Sage, and Mugwort.
- For restful sleep, any or a combination of Chamomile, Hops, Lavender, Rose, and Sweet Annie
Beyond being used for sleep and dreams, these pillows can also be used to help with physical ailments of the body:
- For clearing of sinuses, consider using Eucalyptus and Rosemary
- For headache relief use Peppermint and Lavender
Need some other ideas or resources for herb fillings:
I tend to use herbs that I’ve grown and dried here at our homestead – lavender, hops, chamomile, and peppermint being used most often.
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