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Herbal Sleep Pillow

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An herb filled sleep pillow can help you sleep by offering a familiar and soothing scent. They make wonderful gifts and are easy to create.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Combine herbs. Set aside.
  2. Cut a 12 inch X 24 inch piece of muslin fabric.
  3. Fold in half with wrong sides together, and sew long sides closed, 1/4 inch from the edge.
  4. Turn right side out and sew remaining opening closed about 1/2 way. Leave a space to insert herb mixture.
  5. Insert a wide mouth funnel, such as a canning funnel, into remaining opening. Fill pillow with herbs.
  6. Carefully folding in remaining raw edges, hand sew the last bit of opening closed.
  7. Flatten pillow as much as possible. Place next to sleeping pillow, to enjoy the beautiful scent all night long.

Tips:

  1. Use pre-made wine bags as ready made pillows. Simply fill and sew last end closed.
  2. Use orrisroot or oakmoss as a scent fixative.
  3. Add essential oil to dried herb mixture, to prolong the scent.
  4. Make a second empty pouch as a pillowcase for your sleep pillow. That way, you can remove the cover if it becomes soiled and wash it.

What You Need

  • Herbs such as Lavender, chamomile, hops, lemon verbena, rose petals
  • Muslin or other woven fabric
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • Funnel if desired
  • Bowl to combine herbs into

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