Make this Dream Fragrance Pillow recipe to use as a handcrafted herbal gift for family and friends this holiday season.
These small pillows fit easily beneath your feather pillows. Their fragrance will lull you into dreamland faster than you can say Santa Claus, facilitating dreams of your heart’s desires.
• 1 ounce dried hops
• 2 ounces dried chamomile
• 1 ounce dried roses
• 2 ounces dried lavender
• 5 drops Roman chamomile essential oil
• 10 drops lavender essential oil
1. Mix all of the herbs together and sprinkle the oils on them.
2. Stuff the mixture into an 8-inch square swatch of exotic fabric or a small cloth bag, and sew or tie closed. Makes 3 to 4 pillows.
Mindy Green is an herbalist, aromatherapist, educator, and writer. She is also an esthetician, a consultant to the natural products industry, and director of education at the Herb Research Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is the author of Calendula (Keats, 1998), Natural Perfumes (Interweave, 1999), and co-author of Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art (The Crossing Press, 1995).
Read more about making herbal holiday gifts: Homemade Holiday Gifts: Herb and Aromatherapy Recipes.
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