Good morning, sweet friends!! We made it through, all the plants are safe, thanks be to God!!! We are tired but we are grateful!!!
Now I can get back to some of these other good things I had to put off - like these recipes for sleep pillows and sachets!! First, let me tell you a few things about sleep pillows that you may not know. It does not actually have to be a pillow. it can be a sachet that hangs on a door knob or bedpost, as it does not have to be under your pillow to work. That being said, you can make them in sachet form for say, a baby's room, for soothing sleep without worry about a pillow in a crib. Or hang on in the guest room, or simply because some people are uncomfortable with anything under their pillow (you remember the Princess and the Pea!!). They can be made as a flat pillow, and I do not still have my pictures of some that I made, but I did them with various cotton fabrics, including vintage ticking and vintage pillow case fabric or old linen, and dressed them up with simple laces and ribbons.
Marji's Sleep Pillow
1 cup sweet woodruff 1/2 cup lavender flowers 1 cup hops flowers 1/2 cup pinhead orris root tossed with 1/2 teaspoon oil of lavender
Flower-Mint Sleep Mix
2 cups rose petals 2 cups spearmint (Mint the Best) 1 tablespoon ground cloves 1 tablespoon pinhead orris root
2 parts lavender 1 part lemon thyme 1 part lemon verbena 1 part sweet woodruff a pinch of rosemary
4 parts rose scented geranium leaves 1 part lavender 1 part hops 1 or 2 drops rose geranium oil on a small piece of cotton wool
Baby's Gentle Sleep Pillow
2 parts lavender flowers or rose petals 1 part sweet woodruff
I hope you have fun experimenting with these!! Aromatherapy is a very old practice and I am glad to see that we are coming back to it. No self-respecting Victorian lady would lay down without a frilly little pillow filled with lavender or rose petals!! Sweet dreams, my special friends, and restful thoughts of spring!!!
I am happily married to the love of my life, my soul-mate, my very best friend. I have four beautiful grown children, two with spouses that I claim as mine, too, and four darling grandchildren!! I grew up on the beaches of Maine, in the antiques and art and music world, and I am now in the plant world with my darling hubby. We live an organic, natural lifestyle and try to teach as many as we can. We are truly blessed by God, thankful for every day and every opportunity to meet people like you!