I love herbal pillows, I always keep one we dub the Boo Boo Bag in the freezer for headaches, owies, and general aches and pains. The freezer not only keeps the pack very cold, which is soothing, it also keeps the herb(s) fresh. You can use any herb(s) for your bags but I love to have a lavender and peppermint one ready to go.
First, cut a strip of muslin or cotton fabric. I am horrible with keeping records of length and width, I just cut what looks good. I made these square so I doubled the length to fold over and sew around. For rectangle bags (which are great for placing over foreheads and back of neck) cut two of the same size
Fold over the material if making squares or place the rectangles on top of each other and pin. Starting 1/4 up one of the sides, sew around the bag ending 1/4 down the same side you started from. Turn inside out.
Place in a ziplock freezer bag for storage in the freezer and you have an owie pack ready to go. I use mine for every time a child comes inside crying because they got hurt. They put the Boo Boo Bag on the owie for a few seconds and they are miraculously healed and off to play again. I also use these for headaches and general aches and pains.
Sewing seem to time consuming or not your thing? You can make a super simple herbal pillow by using a draw string bag or even a long sock. Just add your herbs and pull the draw string tight or tie up the sock.
What I don't grow in my garden I like to purchase from either Mountain Rose Herbs or Bulk Herb Store, both offer high quality, organic herbs.
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