Dream Pillows

I’ve recently gotten into embroidery, an incredibly peaceful, soothing hobby. I love picking it up on a rainy day with my window open, listening to the comforting sound of life-giving rain, and watching the soil of my garden darken from my window. 

The only problem with embroidery I have found is what to do with the piece when it’s done! I don’t like a lot of visual noise in my space, so I don’t want to hang it on my wall. I’ve given some away as presents, but another way to use my lovely creations is to create dream pillows!

There are several potential benefits to sleep pillows:

  • To support your sleep quality: Dream pillows are filled with calming and relaxing herbs, making it easier to fall asleep and get a good night's rest.
  • To remember dreams: Some people believe that dream pillows can help to promote better dream recall. This is because the herbs in the pillow may help to stimulate the mind and promote vivid dreams.
  • To add a touch of personal style to your bedroom: You can choose a pillow that matches your decor or has a special meaning to you, or use your crafting results as I do!
  • To simply enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy: Even if you don't believe in the power of dream pillows, you can still enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. 

Here is how you make one:

  • Gather your materials: You will need a piece of fabric, some dried herbs, and a needle and thread.
  • Cut the fabric into a square or rectangular shape large enough to fit the herbs.
  • Place the herbs in the center of the fabric.
  • Fold the fabric over the herbs and sew it closed.
  • Tie a ribbon or string around the pillow to keep it closed.
  • Place the dream pillow under your pillowcase and enjoy!

Here are a few of the most popular herbs that you can use in your dream pillow:


Lavender is known for its calming and relaxing properties. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and it can also promote better sleep.


Chamomile is another herb that is known for its calming properties. It can help to relieve insomnia and promote restful sleep.


Peppermint is a refreshing herb that can help to clear the mind and promote relaxation. It can also help to improve digestion, which can help to improve sleep quality.


Basil is a stimulating herb that can help to improve focus and concentration. It can also help support a positive mood, making it easier to fall asleep.

Rose petals: 

Rose petals are a beautiful and fragrant addition to any dream pillow. They are said to promote love, peace, and happiness, which can contribute to better sleep.

You can add other ingredients to your dream pillow, such as essential oils, crystals, or feathers. Experiment with different combinations of ingredients to find what works best for you!

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