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People have leaned on local plants, flowers, and herbs to help with sleep and influence dreaming for generations. Now it's our turn to remember this and deepen our relationship with local plants, trees, and flowers.
Herbalist grown + loved + gathered Whidbey Sweet Dreams sleep pillow ingredients (and traditional uses): Our own grown at Ritual Mischief hops (deep sleep support), lavender (supports feeling soothed & relaxed), and rose petals (support for feeling comforted, having warm thoughts, & remembering kind people and ancestors in dreams), chamomile (used by ancestors to bring forth pleasant dreams), spearmint & yarrow (for prophetic dreams & to dream of loved ones), and small pinches of thyme (to dream of fairies who remind us of our magic) and rosemary (to ward off bad dreams). These are at least 1 ounce by weight filled.
To use: Keep the herbal sleep pillow near your bed, give it a hug or squeeze before bedtime, and breath in sweet sleep and dream blessings from local plants, herbs, and flowers dried this summer and fall. Or, tuck the sleep pillow behind your pillow or even into your pillow case, shut your eyes, breathe deeply, and go to sleep. Most people notice within one night if the Sweet Dreams sleep pillow works for them. Listen to your body to decide when and how frequently to use your Sweet Dreams sleep pillow: they work really well for some people, they don't work for others, and they may also work too well ("My dreams were vivid and woke me up.") to use every night for some people. I use mine once or twice a week, because I fall into the "My dreams were so vivid they woke me up." category of naturally dreamy humans.
A collection of other things you may enjoy:
- Our sleep pillows use only our dried plants themselves, not essential oils or fragrances, so they're gentle.
- You can squeeze them to reactivate the plant and flower scents, as needed, and they should last for a year or many more, depending on your climate and frequency of use. Squeezing them makes me happy--like squeezing my favorite humans.
- I'm a poet mystic herbalist auntie who wanders in forests, listens to whole places, and studies in the Wise Woman herbal tradition. I am curious, sensitive, quiet, delighted, and more than content with the mystery of life most days. I'm not a doctor. Ok, well, technically I am a doctor of learning (EdD). But I'm not a medical doctor. :-)
- The zippered bags can be unzipped to add your own local dried herbs, plants, and flowers later, as needed. If you add plants at any point, make sure they've been grown well away from human-sprayed poisons, dried thoroughly, inspected to remove insects and spiders and such, and that you've talked to local wise women and elders about what plants to add first.
- Best to supervise or keep these out of reach of small children and puppies unless you're ok with messes. At our house, puppy Cora opened one and drug it through the house last year, which made the house smell wonderful for weeks but wow was it a pain to clean up. I'm still finding lavender and rose petal bits in furniture cracks. ;-) None of these plants are considered harmful to eat a bit of but you wouldn't want unsupervised young kids to choke on the contents.
Important: If you're allergic to one or more of the plants in this Whidbey Sweet Dreams sleep pillow, then this may not be the best product for you. Gift it to someone else and choose another product for yourself. Always stop using a product if your body isn't happy with it!
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