Try This: Herbal Sleep Pillow

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


| November/December 2010



herbal sleep pillow

Fill your homemade herbal sleep pillow with dried sedative herbs for a better night's sleep.

Photo By Thomas Gibson

With these instructions for an herbal sleep pillow, you'll be on your way to a better night's sleep in no time.

1. Cut a fabric piece 12 inches square for the pillow front. Cut two 9-by-12-inch pieces for the back.

2. Fold under 1/4 inch, then 3/4 inch on a long side of each back piece; hem.

3. Right sides together, lay the back pieces on the front, overlapping hems. Stitch together.

4. Sew together two 12-inch muslin squares, leaving an opening on one side. Turn right side out.

5. 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.

jacqueline florio
12/24/2012 6:37:52 AM

Hey Rose , you can use one or any of them ...my favorite is Lavender for sleeping just by itself ..


rosie chavez
12/12/2012 3:23:28 PM

Do you use all those herbs or pick one?






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