For a long time, plant materials have been used to fill pillows. The scent of summer herbs promotes good sleep, health promotion, restoration of lost strength and uplifting mood. It is not difficult to make such a pillow yourself. And in order for it not only to become a decoration of a sleeping place, but also to have a healing effect, it is necessary to collect and dry the plants correctly with your hands.
To fill such a pillow, one type of plant or herbal collection is used. The fragrant pillow makes you sleep sound, strengthens your health and gives you vigor. But the composition of the filler can get grass that can cause an allergic reaction.
Healing herbs for filling the pillow are chosen according to the wishes and needs
The smell of the grass should be liked, and the composition of the fees should take into account the compatibility of their aromas.
You need to know the effect of plants on the body and choose certain types:
The scent of lavender has a calming and sleep-inducing effect
Clover-infused pillow will relieve headaches
The aromas of natural herbs (linden, motherwort), clean and carefully dried, relax, give a feeling of comfort and coziness
Healing pillow with cornflower is recommended for people with heart disease
The grasses in the pillow quickly crumble, so to add volume, it is usually stuffed with straw, heather, sedge, fern, and some odorous plants are added. It also avoids an overdose of fragrances, which can lead to headaches or allergies.
To make it comfortable to lie down and sleep soundly, straw is used for the base of the pillow.
Dry herbs for filling pillows can be purchased at pharmacies or prepared yourself. There is a rule - collect all medicinal plants by hand. And definitely away from the city and highways.
Environmentally friendly places are chosen for harvesting herbs
The collection time depends on the type of medicinal raw material. Flowers for medicinal purposes are harvested when they are fully blooming, herbs - during flowering, rhizomes - in early spring or autumn.
It is necessary to dry them in a dry place at a temperature of no more than +30 degrees - this is the only way to preserve aromatic oils. It is best to spread the plants out on paper in the room, flipping them periodically. Or hang the stems up. The finished vegetable raw material becomes brittle and rustles when touched.
Herbs are dried in the shade, in a well-ventilated place
The dried aromatic plants are broken or cut into pieces of about 1 cm. Straw and other herbs used as the main filler of bulky pillows need not be crushed.
The herbal pillow comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Doctors advise doing it in the form of a roller, which helps to relax the muscles of the neck and better fall asleep.
Roller pillow, as if massaging the neck muscles, relaxes them and speeds up falling asleep
You can sew a regular-sized scented pillow or make a small one and place it under a large pillow. It is more convenient to have several tiny pillows with different scents and use them to solve certain problems. The main thing is that the cover is made of natural and dense materials - linen, cotton.
Herbal pillows can be of any size, but must be made from breathable fabrics
After the night, it is better to put the herbal pillow in a plastic bag and tie it tightly - this way the essential oils evaporate less. Before use, to enhance the aroma, the pad must be shaken.
Having picked up natural material and having decided on the shape of the pillow, they start sewing.
Cut 2 squares of the same size
Sew the fabric around the edges, leaving room for the grass to fill
The cover is filled with plant materials
A beautiful and durable linen pillowcase not only protects the pillow from dirt and sweat, but also becomes a striking element of the bedroom decor
A scented pillow can be used for no more than a year, and if it is damp, it is better to throw it away. And try not to sleep on it all the time, so as not to exceed the norms of the action of aromatic oils on the human body. It is recommended to alternate: 2 weeks - sleep on a grass pillow, 2 weeks - on a regular one.
So that herbal pillows are only beneficial, it is not recommended to sleep on them all the time.
If, when using the herbal pillow, headaches, ailments, allergic reactions appear, you must refuse it.
Herbal pillows with a pleasant fragrance can be made by hand. Fresh herbs will not work - they will quickly deteriorate. For the filler, dry plants are used, be sure to take into account their beneficial properties and contraindications.
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How to sew a pillow with your own hands? Every needlewoman thought about this. The pillow is needed not only for sleeping, with the help of it you can make the design of the apartment complete and original.
After watching photos of homemade pillows on the Internet, you might think that sewing requires experience and talent.
But after understanding the very process of creating a pillow, it turns out that it is not at all difficult.
Let's figure out how to make a pillow with your own hands?
In the photo there are interesting do-it-yourself soft toys:
If you have to sew soft toys with your own hands for the first time, then you should prepare in advance both financially and morally, otherwise the process may be delayed. The material base consists in the preparation of the necessary materials and tools necessary for the work:
Morally, it is worth preparing for the fact that the first homemade soft toy may turn out to be not as luxurious and beautiful as in the picture or in the master class. But if you involve children in your handicraft experiments and entrust them with part of the work, then the final result will not be so important. At the same time, we do not forget about safety precautions: we give out sharp objects only at the appropriate age and under the supervision of adults.
The photo shows different patterns of toys for beginners:
You can start creating small - buy a ready-made master class in the store, where all the necessary materials and detailed instructions are offered in the kit. After making the first soft animal or doll, you can proceed to the "free" flight of imagination and independent work.
Useful video on how to make a pattern:
Pregnancy rollers come in different lengths, shapes and sizes. All this influences the choice of the product. Today we will look at how to sew a large pillow for sleeping. Such a product supports the shape of the whole body, so you can take a comfortable posture.
What is so special about such a pillow for pregnant women? Of course, you can always use a regular pillow, but it will not provide the necessary support for the body and abdomen, and also will not allow the woman to feel comfortable during sleep and rest. In addition, when the baby is born, the pregnancy pillow can be used as an arm support when feeding, or to seat the baby inside while you do household chores.
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Today on our sewing agenda is an owl pillow. This life-size pattern will allow you to make an original pillow that will become a full-fledged accessory for sleeping. Your baby will be delighted with such a neighbor on his crib. And in the daytime, the pillow will also become a full-fledged toy.
This pillow will become your baby's favorite toy. You can get creative and sew a more original pillow by attaching a cap and wings to the owl. Use only natural fabrics for sewing, especially if the owl pillow is an accessory for sleeping. But decorative pillows can even be sewn from shreds. I wish you creative success!
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What medicinal herb has a sweeter scent than tiny chamomile flowers? Slightly spicy, the smell of sun-dried summer hay and ripe apples - chamomile is simply irreplaceable for sleeping. If you have problems putting children to bed or the baby flirts before going to bed, and then cannot cope with overexcitation, sew for him a small pillow of the original shape made of natural fabric and fill it with dried chamomile flowers. Such a fragrant toy will give not only a lot of pleasant emotions, but also a deep restful sleep.
For the little ones who sleep during the day's walk, you can sew a small handbag with a zipper. Before the walk, fill it with chamomile blossoms or a mixture of chamomile and lavender and place it in the stroller's cradle at the baby's feet. In the event that the scented bag gets dirty or wet, you can easily wash it, dry it and refill it with fresh soothing herbs for sleeping.
A fragrance is a must in any home. It not only removes all unpleasant odors and fills the house with coziness, but also helps to improve health or to survive life's difficulties. A natural fragrance made from essential oils is quite easy to make with your own hands, without much effort and without spending a lot of money. There are many options for making it.
Before you start making a fragrance from essential oils, you need to choose the right fragrances, focusing on what effect you want to achieve in the end. So, the most popular are the following oils.
And you can find out more about essential oils in a special section of our website.
For each room, it is required to select certain aromatic oils, which, complementing each other, will bring maximum benefit. The number of drops is indicated for 5 sq. meters of the room.
It works great in small spaces and helps to cope with the characteristic odors that often distract drivers from the road. The oils used should have a subtle, barely perceptible aroma. These are: lemon, mint, grapefruit, basil, rosemary and their possible combinations.
Suitable also for small spaces.
How to make such a fragrance from essential oils
To keep the smell long and not annoying, you need to buy the "right" oil. We do not recommend buying oils in pharmacies and hypermarkets - they sell budget oils with a large wrap. Better use a trusted online store. For example, only high-quality oils are sold here at very attractive prices.
How to make a fragrance from essential oils this way:
The fragrance lasts for a record 30 days.
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