I've been having the most restful nights' sleep lately. Of course, part of that could be because I'm finally getting back into my normal running routine after a crazy summer so I'm feeling much healthier, but I'm still giving most of the credit to the wonderful herb pillow I made recently! These are quite easy and fun to make, and the fragrance of the herbs is so relaxing. And they make nice gifts too!
For the actual pillow, I simply cut out two pieces of plain cotton or muslin fabric, approx. 8"x 8". Sew the two pieces right sides together, but be sure to leave one side open. Fill with the dried herbs of your choice.
I used Rose petals, Sage, Catnip, Lemon Balm, Sweet Marjoram, Mint, Mugwort, White Sweet Clover, and Pearly Everlasting. Experiment with the amounts until you have a blend you like. Personally I don't like the smell of Catnip very much, although it is said to induce sleep, so I was careful not to add too much of that! Mugwort is nice because it only has a light scent, so you can add a lot for bulk, without it becoming too overpowering! The Pearly Everlasting is there mostly as a "stuffer" as well.
Sew up the last side of the pillow. You could use it as is (just lay it inside your regular pillowcase, or under your pillow), or you can make a pretty pillow case for it!
Well, that's it! I hope this little tutorial made some sense anyway...I'm not very good at giving instructions! ;)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading.