If you’ve been having trouble sleeping, try using homemade herbal pillows to help you relax you and drift off to sleep.
For a great homemade sleep remedy, simply place one of these little pouches into your pillowcase to relax you and help you to sleep.
When gathering herbs and flowers for their relaxant therapeutic values, its best to collect them on a warm dry day after the morning dew has cleared. Leaves need to be gathered before they are completely developed.
This way you can be sure they retain all their therapeutic values for maximum benefits.
To dry the herbs spread them on a tray and leave for a while to allow any insects to crawl away, and then let them dry in the sun, greenhouse or in the oven on a low heat.
What You Need:
The best dried flowers to induce sleep and relaxation are; hops, cowslips, lemon balm and lavender
How To Make DIY Herbal Pillows:
Take a piece of fabric (muslin or something loose woven) and cut it into a square, approx 20 cm (8 in). In the centre, place the dried flowers.
Gather the edges of the fabric and tie a ribbon around the neck of the pouch in order to hold the flowers in. leave room for the flowers to breathe and let out the aroma.
For a good night’s sleep, place the sleep bag close to the bed or tuck the pouch into the corner of your pillow case.
You can renew the homemade herbal pillow of its properties with a drop of essential oil Try lavender, chamomile, neroli or rose for a relaxing and peaceful sleep.