This dream pillow is a clever idea for the youngest child or the oldest in your family. Lisa of “5 Orange Potatoes” makes a new dream pillows every year on the night of the winter solstice for her two girls. Lisa likes to add dried lavender buds or rosemary to their pillows because they grow it organically in their garden. Here’s a little list to work with, you can mix and match but make sure the odor is pleasant and not over bearing.
Herbs to add to the pillow stuffing if desired!
Angelica: prophetic dreams and visions
Anise: use a little to repel nightmares
Bay laurel: inspiration; repels negativity
Cedar: repel bad dreams
Cloves: retrieves buried memories; use sparingly
Hops: restful sleep and healing
Lavender: calming and helps to fall asleep
Marjoram: relieves depression
Mugwort: visions and prophetic dreams
Mullein: repels bad dreams
Rosemary: avoid nightmares and headaches; great for memory; use sparingly
St. johns wort: banishes spirits.
This pillow took her a little longer than she thought, but it is done and you can follow her tutorial on “5 Orange Potatoes” and create your own dream pillows. Thanks Lisa for the cute idea and tutorial. Follow “5 Orange Potatoes” on Twitter.
By Linda Lanese