Herbal pillows and sachets (sometimes called potpourri) have a variety of beneficial uses. They can be used for aromatheraphy, in a bath or footbath, or to add some fresh scents to your home. Many people use them in dresser drawers to keep their clothes smelling fresh.
Pillow & Sachet Uses
Alternative medicine often uses sachets for aromatherapy. You can put one near your pillow for aromatherapy as you sleep or bring one into the bath with you for fresh scent all over your skin. For herbal pillow or sachet recipe ideas, check out the table at the bottom of this page.
How to Make Your Own Herbal Pillow or Sachet
Making your own herbal pillow or sachet is easy! Just follow these three simple steps. Sachets make great gifts, too!
Step 1: Gather your ingredients into a bowl.
Typically, you use equal parts of each ingredient. You may also want to add some essential oil at this point. You will want to chop the herbs into smaller pieces in order to be able to mix them.
Step 2: Mix ingredients thoroughly.
You can mix the herbs with your hands or with spoons.
Step 3: Put the mix in a bag.
Put mixed ingredients into your cloth or muslin bag and tie the top with string or twine.
Common Herbal Pillow & Sachet Uses
Below is a chart of some of the more common herbal pillow and sachet ingredients and uses. Remember that these are easy to make at home, inexpensive, and make great gifts!
|Aromatherapy Sachet||Calendula blossoms, chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves, rose petals, fennel seeds, cinnamon, red clover, lemon balm leaves.||Aromatherapy, fresh scents.|
|Christmas Sachet||Allspice, star anise, ginger, orange peel, lemon verbana, rose petals, sassafras.||Fresh holiday scents.|
|Fresh Clothes Sachet||Fir needles, rosemary, cinnamon, lavender, dried orange peel, cedar shavings.||Keeping clothes fresh, pest deterrent.|
|Nourishing Sachet||Oats, calendula, chamomile, yarrow, olive leaf, epsom salts, lemon balm, comfrey.||Nourishes the skin, often put in a bath.|
|Pest Repellent Sachet||Rosemary, spearmint, cedar shavings, lavender.||Insect repellent.|
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