Have you ever made a dream pillow? I have and it's AMAZING how the herbs that you choose actually facilitate in manifesting some strange dreams...strange but beautiful. :) I definitely had fluffy dreams when I made one of these...
Dream Pillow - for vacationing but not really physically going anywhere. :)
1 cup rose petals
1 cup mugwort
1/2 cup hops flowers
1/2 cup lemon verbena leaves
1 tablespoon lemongrass, cut in pieces about 1/2 inch long
1 tablespoon jasmine flowers
1 tablespoon chopped mimosa flowers
1 tablespoon mint
2 whole cloves
1 small piece dried orange peel
2 tablespoons marjoram (optional)
Take two pieces of fabric, the same size and width. With opposite sides of fabric facing each other, sew three and a half sides (leaving a 4-6 inch opening to put the herb mixture through). Reverse the fabric so it's right side out.
In a single bowl, mix all the herbs above and start filling your pillow. Stitch the opening the you poured the herbs in and voila! I would let it sit for a day or two (and shake around to get the herbs moving around) before sleeping with it. You can either lay beside it or put under your own pillow. I need to make myself a new one this summer and I intend to do just that.
In these stressful, economic times it's nice to take a vacation that you can afford! :)