May 23, 2010

Serenity Sunday

Dream Pillows Dream pillows are small, decorative pillows filled with stuffing and a small amount of dried, fragrant herbs, such as lavender or rose petals, to promote restful sleep or love. Dream pillows were once called comfort pillows because of their use with the sick. Relaxing herbs, like lavender and chamomile, also helped crying babies get to sleep. The shamans of old believed dream pillows carried messages from the gods. These days, you can make a dream pillow for yourself or others and help everyone sleep and dream like a baby.

Dream Pillow

Combine the following in a bowl:

~ 1 cup mugwort
~ 1/2 cup rose petals
~ 1/2 cup german chamomile
~ 1/2 cup sweet hops
~ 1/3 cup lavender buds
~ 1/3 cup crushed catnip
~ 1/4 cup peppermint

Mix the ingredients together....make cloth bags from a 5 x 12 inch piece of material....fill the bag with your the top of the bag shut.

*Note: Please be careful and do not use any herb or oil that may be toxic, especially if you are giving this pillow to an older child or pregnant woman. If this is a gift for a child, make sure that they are old enough not to eat the contents.

My List:

1.) My kids

2.) Making new friends

3.) Herb gardening

4.) Laughter

5) Nine of Cups days

6.) Roses

7.) My sewing machine

8.) Flonase

9.) Old movies

10.) New tarot decks


Avie said...

I've been thinking about making a dream pillow for a while now - this has just given me the spark to do it. Thanks Liz and enjoy the rest of your serenity Sunday! blessings.

Wendilea said...

Thank you... what a great idea for a rainy Sunday! Blessings!

Willow said...

It's so funny that you posted this because I wrote about needing one yesterday! The mixture that you described, is it just for general dreaming/comfort or does it have a more specific purpose?

City Wiccan said...

Never heard of these! Would love to try this :)

Rue said...

Perhaps this is the project I've been looking for to work on the full moon this month!

I heart new tarot decks too!