Pillows filled with herbs are a long-standing remedy to facilitate a good night’s sleep. The herbs may be a combination or a single herb. Traditionally used herbs include chamomile, catnip, hops, lavender, lemon balm, linden flower and woodruff.
They are easy to make. Make a pillowcase lining out of linen, leaving it open at one end. Make up the herb stuffing by mixing dried herbs in the following proportions:
2 to 3 handfuls each of lemon balm and chamomile,
1 to 2 handfuls each of lavender, rosemary and woodruff,
1 to 2 tablespoons of valerian.
Fill the pillowcase loosely with the herbs, sew close, and put inside a soft, pretty pillowcase before use. Many herbal combinations are possible. This is a good place to experiment and find the combination and aroma that best suits you.