Getting a good night’s sleep in today’s society might be difficult. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the day as well as a peaceful bedtime ritual are wonderful preparations for a good night’s sleep! The usage of herbs during sleep isn’t just for a comfortable night’s rest, but also to generate colorful, lucid dreamscapes that are sure to bring a smile to your face when you wake up.
Putting herbs under your pillow is a centuries-old tradition that was once believed to have magical properties, including protection from evil, the ability to predict the future, the ability to calm terrible dreams, and even the ability to attract a romantic partner! There is no better approach to stimulate dreaming than with the use of herbal pillows. Making these pillows is a fun way to spend a day with your loved ones or friends. To begin, choose your favorite aromatic herbs from the following lists or construct your own custom blend using only those that you enjoy the scent of. Don’t forget to take notes while putting together your concoction!
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Consider marigolds, yarrow, mint, lavender, sweet clover, or red clover as possible wild plants to use in your herbal tea recipe.
- Essential oils can also be used on their own if desired.
- stuffing or roving made from wool
- scraps of fabric, big or small, any fabric will work
- Small or large pieces of fabric, any kind of fabric will do.
HOW TO MAKE DREAM PILLOWS
- If your herbs or wild plants are still fresh, make sure you dry them out first.
- cut two identical pieces of material
- The right and left should be placed side by side.
- three sides of the fabric are sewn together
- Turn to the right.
- Fill with a small amount of stuffing, if at all.
- If desired, you can incorporate dried herbs or a few drops of essential oils.
- Sew the top of the fold closed.
- The threads should be trimmed to the desired length
- for a dreamy night’s sleep, slip it inside your pillowcase or beneath your pillow.
This simple craft would be a lot of fun to do with a bunch of youngsters. It may be an excellent alternative to a bake sale for raising money for the class.
DIY Sleep Pillows
The secret to a good night’s sleep is to surround yourself with calming scents, but don’t go overboard. Peppers and other spicy plants should be avoided. Floral scents have a relaxing effect and are less likely to disturb your sleep. Combine the following aromatic herbs to create your own blend:
- An All-Natural Catnip
- Organic chamomile tea
- Hops grown in a natural environment
- Lavender that is grown and harvested without the use of pesticides
- Lemon Balm in its natural form
- Whole buds and petals of organic roses
- Rosmarinus officinalis
- Cloves, Natural
- Lemon Verbena, the natural way
- Mulberry Leaf Herb
- Choosing between organic peppermint and organic spearmint
Adding a few drops of essential oils to your herbal blend before placing it in your pillows can also help you sleep better.
Try these essential oils:
- Fresh, unprocessed clove bud.
- Marjoram organically grown
- Lavender that has been grown using only natural methods
- Rose is the best.
- Authentic Peruvian Balsam
- An all-natural black spruce
Making Herbal Pillows at Home:
- In a large bowl, combine the herbs you’ve chosen.
- Essential oils can be used, but only a few drops should be added at a time, and they should be mixed thoroughly with a spoon, fork, or whisk each time.
- Scoop your herbal pillow combination into a muslin bag with a spoon.
- Tighten your grip.
- Get a good night’s sleep by putting it beneath, inside, or just next to your pillow.
DIY Dream Pillows
When it comes to herbs and their medicinal and magical abilities, I’ve grown virtually obsessed this year. Discovering innovative methods to use herbs into aromatherapy and producing herbal gifts is one of my favorite pastimes. I discovered Jim Long’s Constructing Herbal Dream Pillows at a Goodwill store and immediately fell in love with the concept of making my own “dream pillow.”
How do you know what a “Dream Pillow” is? It is a little pillow loaded with herbs like catnip, lavender, and mugwort that can be used to help you fall asleep. They used to be called “comfort pillows,” and they were used in the sickroom to alleviate nightmares brought on by drugs and the smells of disease. A dream cushion is designed to alleviate nightmares and promote a good night’s sleep by preventing them.
You’ll have to:
Cotton fabric: • 5′′ x 12′′ (I bought a handful of fat quarters)
• Thread and needle
• An ironing board and an iron.
Half a cup of herbs (see below)
Cotton batting or fiberfill can be used as an alternative.
Herbs to Consider
Using dried organic herbs, either from your own garden or from a local apothecary, is the best method. Mountain Rose Herbs is an excellent internet source for herbal products. You can use any of the following herbs in Dream Pillows:
I used a recipe from the “Making Herbal Dream Pillows” book to create a Pleasant Dreams herbal combination. Also, I’m going to experiment with creating my own own herb mixtures.
Dreams of Happiness Mix
Type of Recipe: Gifts Made by Hand
Rachel Beyer is the author.
- Mugglewort: 1 cup of the herb
- Rose petals in half a cup
- The chamomile is 1/3 cup.
- a third of an ounce
- a third cup of catnip powder
- 2 tbsp. of fresh mint
How To Make An Herbal Dream Pillow
Step #1. Sew
To sew a herbal dream pillow, simply use the same procedures you’d use to construct a regular pillow. You should be able to complete the project in a shorter amount of time because your fantasy pillows are smaller than your bed and ornamental pillows. The question now is, where do we begin?
Cut two pieces of fabric and position them with their right sides together, just like making a pillow. Turn the liner right way out and sew the long sides together by hand. The open ends of the tube should also be folded inside and ironed flat to simplify the finishing process.
Close one of the open ends and you’re ready to begin stuffing your pillow. You can always double-check and reinforce your stitches if necessary to ensure their long-term strength. Making numerous pillows at once is also more convenient, as you only have to stuff them with herbs later.
Step #2. Fill
The final step before you can enjoy your dream pillow is to load it with herbs of your choice. Dry hop heads and other dried herbs are a popular combination. It is possible to begin with the former and then mix in other herbs to re-stuff your burrito shells.
Your pillow should be completely filled, but you should leave a small amount of space at the open end to make it simpler to close. Once you’re happy with the pillow, pin it to keep the herbs in place while you sew the opening shut. You can use any stitching method to finish the pillow; just make sure that the product is secure, so that the herbs don’t leak.
What Is A Dream Pillow?
You won’t be using a dream pillow to sleep on. This little cushion, however, is named for the purpose of promoting peaceful sleep and happy dreams. Herbs are used instead of fibers and foam in a dream pillow, which makes it more comfortable.
That’s one of the reasons why dream pillows can help speed up the healing process after an illness and alleviate the symptoms of nightmares. Pillows stuffed with herbs have been used for centuries to promote restful sleep and ward off the forces of evil.
What can you use to fill your dream pillow?
Making your own dream pillow allows you to choose the herbs you want to include. It’s important to pick essential oils that are soothing to your senses and won’t keep you up at night with their strong scents. Herbs like hops, lavender, chamomile and catnip are some of the most commonly used herbs.
The herbs can be combined in whatever way you like, as seen in the hops example previously. The aromatherapy benefits of essential oils can be further enhanced by adding a few drops to your mix. Among the essential oils are rose absolute and clove bud.
How long does a dream pillow last?
You’ll begin to notice that the aroma of your dream pillow has diminished over time. Make a new one or replace the contents if this occurs. If you’re manufacturing the cushion, you might want to consider putting the stuffing in a bag to make it easy to remove and replace.
Why use a dream pillow
So what’s the big deal about a dream cushion, you ask? What’s the harm in giving it a try? It’s a simple and short task, but the rewards you’ll reap will be priceless!
Even if you don’t have trouble sleeping, there are always ways to enhance the quality of your slumber and encourage restful dreams and excellent health while you sleep. Select herbs that feel most soothing and alleviate stress as you sleep. For generations, herbal dream pillows have been used to help people sleep.
How to use a dream pillow
To use a dream pillow, you’ll simply put it inside your pillowcase like an herb pocket. If you want the aroma to be more potent, you can add another one under the pillow itself or crush the herbs inside. This way, the herbs will release their oils and enhance the scent.
Dream pillows are similar to herb pockets in that they go into your pillowcase. Adding another one beneath the pillow or crushing the herbs inside can amp up the scent. The herbs’ oils will be released and enhanced as a result of this method..
Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep with the help of the dream pillow. You can experiment with different herbs to find the ones that work best for you. Just keep in mind that fresh herbs will perish if you use anything but dried.