Dream pillows are simple gifts I make for Christmas gifting. I use Dream Herbs Pillow Mix from Mountain Rose Herbs but you could easily mix up your own blend using your favorite relaxing herbs such as lavender, rose petals, hops, chamomile, mugwort, and a few drops of rose or lavender essential oil.
I tuck the dream herbs mix into drawstring muslin bags or sew up simple pillow shapes that can be slipped into a pillowcase.
Add a tag wishing your loved one Sweet Dreams and you have a simple gift that will be a sweet reminder of you each time they put their head on the pillow.
Herb infused oils also make excellent gifts. Sweet Almond or Olive oil infused with calendula, lavender, or other herbs of your choice can be placed in decorative bottles and given as body/massage oils. A few drops of a coordinating essential oil added to the oil will give you a sweet smelling perfume oil to share.
Bath salts can be as simple to mix up as adding essential oils to sea salt, though you can get creative and mix in other ingredients like epsom salts, baking soda, even a small amount of liquid soap to make foaming bath salts. Peppermint oil makes a nice Christmas scent, or how about frankincense and myrrh, or my personal favorite lavender and rose geranium? Put the salts in a pretty container, label, and add a pretty shell or vintage spoon to scoop out the salts and you have a great gift for someone special.
These 3 simple herbal gifts can be customized with different herbs and essential oils to please most anyone on your gift-giving list.
And don't forget herb plants or seeds for the herb lover on your list! These are almost always at the top of my own wish list.
Next week I'll share some tasty herbal treats for gifting.
What is your favorite simple herbal gift to give or receive?
Wishing you a peaceful holiday season,