Monday, January 31, 2005

Making Herbal Neck Pillows

Supplies for Herb Pillow Posted by Hello

paper pattern
Dried Herbs:
1 part Lavender buds
1 part eucalyptus leaf
1 part rosemary
1 part lemon grass
1 part peppermint leaf
1 part spearmint leaf
5 parts flax seed
5 parts wheat
5 drops lavender essential oil

My neighbor and I made these herbal neck pillows for the ladies in our bible study. They smell So Good!! These turned out great- Thanks to my neighbor who is wonderful at sewing.
Keep in mind the sewing instructions might not make sense--I don't know what I am talking about! I was in charge of mixing the herbs and filling the pillows.

Make a U shaped pattern out of newspaper-make it large enough for the pillow to rest on your shoulders and to fit comfortably around the neck. Next, Pin the pattern to two layers of fabric and cut it out. You will have 2 pieces of fabric for each pillow. Now, place wrong sides together and sew the long side of the pillow and the inside of the neck side, leaving the outsides unsewn. Turn right side out. Iron the pillow. Make pencil marks across the length of the pillow at about 2 inch intervals. Sew along these pencil marks. These spaces will hold the herb mixure. Mix up the dried herbs and add the essential oil. Using a funnel fill the spaces with the herbs. Pin each row when finished to keep the herbs from spilling out. When the pillow is full, sew all of the rows shut. To use the pillow warm in the microwave for 1 minute.

I purchased the herbs and the essential oil at

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