A Pillow to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

© Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/ThinkstockThe hops in this pillow produce a deep, musky aroma while encouraging sleep. You Will Need 1 cup dried

Pillow with Hops© Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/ThinkstockThe hops in this pillow produce a deep, musky aroma while encouraging sleep.

You Will Need

  • 1 cup dried hops
  • 1 cup dried rose petals
  • ½ cup dried lavender
  • 3 dried bay leaves, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons cloves, crushed
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 small plain cotton cushion case (available from craft shops)

What to Do

1. Crush all the herbs, then combine them with lavender essential oil in a bowl.

2. Spoon the mixture into the cushion case and stitch securely.

3. Tuck the sleep pillow between your pillow and its case, or slip it under your pillow, where the scent will linger all night long.

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest