Saturday, 26 February 2011

Healing Pillows


Last weekend I took the time to finally get around to making something that I've intended to make for, um, years :: healing pillows.


For a long time I have been meaning to make these simple pillows to place in our 'healing basket' to bring ease in time of pain. Either heated or frozen these simple items can reduce swelling or give sweet relief to aches and pains.

Quite simply they are bags of uncooked rice with lavender and chamomile with an outer cover made, in this case, of vintage woolen blankets. The perfect little project - both repurposed and purposeful to bring a home comfort to those I love.


It took the plight of someone I love to be in pain for me to jump into action, cursing myself all the while as to why it is that it has take a catastrophe for me to be prepared.

I need to make a couple more, smaller ones for the freezer, for the inevitable bumps and bruises that are part of the territory of boy life. And perhaps a slender one with a silky cover for the eyes to aid relaxation in stressed babes (and their mama!).


Such a simple object that brings such comfort. Why not make a couple for your babes too?

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  1. i've always wanted to make these too. i like the freezing idea. we don't own a microwave, so i've never come up with a good way to heat them, but freezing would do too!

  2. freezing is essential in a house full of banged heads and bruised shins!

  3. If I would be your child, I couldn't wait for the next bump! ;-)

    I did some with spelled and cherry pits few time ago, but I always afraid to add herbs in, because of using the microwave I often worry it could start to burn. I don't like microwaves we use our one just to heat up the healing pillows (ours is in the basement and got it for free).

    Have a great sunny sunday!

  4. They dont burn, the moisture of the pits and grain actually dampens the lavender and produces a wonderful smell! I think if you over heated them it would burn, but 2-3 minutes seems to be fine.

  5. Thanx, I'll try it next time. Like to make one for my dog, guess chamomile is good for him.

  6. Gosh I wish I could sew - my boys could certainly use a few of these. Guess I'll have to start learning...

  7. If you can sew a straight line you can definitely make these!

  8. Nice pilo! We might try to work a reference to this one into a blog post about where to buy Pillow Cases next week.

    Pillow Cases


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