The Herbs You Should be Using for Your Sleep Pillow

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If you’re into making thoughtful, personalized gifts for family and friends, the sleep pillow is a good idea. It is a small pouch stuffed with sleep-inducing herbs which the user then places inside the pillowcase of their favorite pillow. For a sleep-starved child, consider inserting it into a much-loved stuffed animal.

Here are some ideas of herbs you should include:


Lavender is well-known for its relaxing side-effects and creating a sense of serenity for the user. Use dried lavender buds in your sleep pillow.


Hops are not just a beer staple ingredient but can also promote a calm restful night’s sleep.


This sweet-scented flower brings about a sensation of relaxation and well-being, which will promote a restful sleep. Use dried chamomile petals in your sleep pillow.


It is believed that rosemary can make your dreams more vivid. For some, dreams are their way of unraveling the events of their lives. Clarity of dreams may be welcome.  Use dried rosemary sparingly.


Like rosemary, mugwort is also believed to bring clarity to the dream experience. It additionally has a calming, relaxing effect.