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Try This: Herbal Sleep Pillow

Lull yourself to sleep with a homemade sleep pillow filled with sedative herbs.



Fill your homemade herbal sleep pillow with dried sedative herbs for a better night's sleep.
Photo By Thomas Gibson
1. Cut a fabric piece 12 inches square for the pillow front. Cut two 9-by-12-inch pieces for the back. Fold under 1/4 inch, then 3/4 inch on a long side of each back piece; hem.
Photo By Thomas Gibson
2. Right sides together, lay the back pieces on the front, overlapping hems. Stitch together. Sew together two 12-inch muslin squares, leaving an opening on one side. Turn right side out.
Photo By Thomas Gibson
3. Fill the muslin insert with dried sedative herbs: lavender, hops, marjoram, rose petals, thyme, rosemary, peppermint, lemon-scented herbs or chamomile. Sew opening shut. Tuck the insert into the outer pillow. When the fragrance fades, refill the insert with new herbs.
Photo By Thomas Gibson











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