Placing herbs beneath one’s pillow is a practice that dates back centuries. Depending on which herb you chose, they were thought to induce vivid dreams, bring good dreams, attract true love, deter evil, foresee the future, and keep nightmares at bay.
Nowadays, herbal sachets are used to infuse closets, linens, and dresser drawers with pleasing aromas that deter musty odors, moths, and other insects from our clothes.
Dream pillows, on the other hand, are more commonly used for aiding restful sleep and relieving stress by using the aroma of herbs and essential oils to positively affect our thoughts and emotions.
Today, we’ll be making lavender sachet dream pillows that do all of those things!
Lavender Sachet Dream Pillows
Lavender flowers are delightfully calming, so I’m always looking for ways to use them in my body care recipes and around the house. I know there are a lot of people who detest the smell of lavender, but I personally find it to be such a lovely and relaxing scent.
If you’re one of the latter, then you will love making and using these simple lavender sachet dream pillows.
They also make a wonderful gift and are super customizable since you can use patterned fabrics, muslin bags, fancy sachet pouches, and drawstring bags to make them.
Here’s what you need to make lavender dream pillows:
Loving Preparation – Lavender Sachet Dream Pillows
There are a number of ways to make these. If you’re crafty with sewing, you can easily sew little pouches using any patterned fabric you like which is a great way to personalize them. This method also allows you to make any size dream pillow you desire for a fraction of the cost of buying them online. I’ve even heard of people making really tiny sachets that can go in their purses or even huge ones that they’ve stuffed with buckwheat and lavender flowers to make heating pillows for aches and pains.
For a tutorial on how to sew your own, I recommend checking out this post.
Since I’m not good with a needle and thread, I’ve opted to reuse a sachet I’ve had for years that lies flat so I can insert it into my pillowcase. You don’t have to put the dream pillow IN your pillowcase to enjoy the scent; I just love having a stronger aroma of lavender wafting around while I sleep.
Lavender flowers will emit their gentle aroma for months, sometimes years, when made into sachets especially when you bruise the flowers on occasion to strengthen their scent.
Once you have found which sachet pouches you would like to use, it’s as simple as filling them with lavender flowers!
If you desire a stronger scent or need to refresh the aroma of your dream pillows, you can also toss the lavender flowers in a few drops of lavender essential oil before adding them to the sachet.
Whichever method you choose, you will be able to enjoy lavender’s relaxing nervine qualities to help induce restful sleep, soothe headaches, and reduce anxiety and stress.
Place the dream pillow in your pillowcase, near your pillow, on your bedside table, or in a drawer or closet where you desire the aroma of lavender.
Have you ever made lavender dream pillows before? Please share in the comments!
You may also enjoy reading:
The Benefits and Properties of Lavender
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Yuzu Lavender Hand and Body Lotion Recipe
DIY Hand Cream with Lavender, Black Spruce, and Peppermint
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