My kitchen smells divine! I've been gathering herbs and heating them in a slow oven to make sweet dreams pillows for a couple of friends who are having trouble sleeping. Lavender, peppermint, catnip, rosemary and old-fashioned (fragrant) roses have been drying in batches in a 200 F oven for days. Wish I had fields of all of them but I'm fortunate to have enough for a few pillows. My chamomile didn't do well this year, so it is ordered from the Rosemary House in Mechanicsburg, PA, my go to source. Once it arrives, I'll add it to the mixture and complete the pillows.
Sweet Dreams Pillows
Catnip - relaxing, helps bring sleep
Chamomile - calming, keeps bad dreams away
Rosemary - same as both above
Lavender - relieves nervous tension
Peppermint - enhances clarity and vividness of dreams
Rose petals - promotes warmth and love
My first sweet dreams pillow was a gift from Joyce, one of my very favorite participants, from my Enhancing Your Life with Herbs course in the autumn of 2015. With a few gentle squeezes, the pillow is as fragrant now as it was when she first surprised me with it! See my October 23, 2015 post for more information!
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Mikell is a writer, artist and professional treasure hunter, finding the greatest treasures in the wonderful people who enter her life!