Could You Think of Herbs As Gifts? 3 - Using Herbs in Dream Pillows
If you have problems in having good dreams then you may need to try the 'Dream Pillows'. Herbs could be used for making dream pillows that are placed inside the pillowcase of a regular bed pillow at night, and inspire you sweet dreams through their relaxing fragrance.
You will just need a piece of cotton fabric and be able to sew a simple seam. To make multiple pillows you will need square pieces of fabric sold for quilting, they usually measure 18 x 22 inches and come in groups of different colors and patterns. To have a pillow that's about 8 x 10 inches you will need to cut the square piece in half and use 'fiberfill' for stuffing.
Fold the piece of fabric in half with the wrong side facing out. Sew two of the edges, and then turn the resulting pouch inside-out (so the right side of the fabric is on the outside and the seams are on the inside). Place about 1D2 cup of dried herbs into the pouch, and then fill it loosely with 'fiberfill' stuffing so it's 1D2 to 1 inch thick. But what are the ingredients of the dried herbs mixture?
You can use for the mixture lavender flowers to induce relaxation, chamomile, hops, jasmine, and rose flowers, as well as mint, mugwort, and verbena leaves that help in inspiring pleasant dreams.
Don't forget to sew the pillow closed and add a tag for how to use the pillow. Well done, you have just finished one of your best herbs gifts.
You still can use the same technique to make Eye Pillows. Mix some dried herbs with flaxseed or buckwheat, put them a little in the freezer or use them in room temperature. The weight of the filling creates a gentle, therapeutic pressure. Dried herbs used are Chamomile, eucalyptus, lemon balm, lavender, mint, and rose petals. Put them in the bags with a ratio 4 to 1 in order to reduce the scent effect. Make sure to keep the bag flat by not filling it so much.
Hope you really try herbs pillows, although they look very simple, they are very powerful. As rest of herbs gifts, it is easy and economic gift, it can bring pleasure to the people you give to and also it may have a direct effect on their daily life routines. There are more about herbs, and you can always search about them in books, recipes or even searching the internet.