Insomnia Tea

Insomnia Tea

Add the following:

One-quarter teaspoon of valerian root
One-quarter teaspoon of skullcap
One-quarter teaspoon of lady’s slipper

Add all the above to one cup of boiling water. (Never boil valerian root.)

Add some honey or sugar to sweeten the tea and allow it to cool before drinking.
Do not drink more than one cup per day.

Insomnia Herb Pillow

Insomnia Herb Pillow

To cure insomnia, stuff a pillow with catnip, passion-flower, and hops just before bed time.

Lie down with the back of your head touching the pillow and recite the following chant three times aloud:

“Catnip, Passionflowers, Hopes in this pillow beneath my head,
Bring peaceful rest to me, an stop the restfulness that plagues my bed!”

Close your eyes and think of something pleasant. Soon you will sleep and dream.

Dream Pillows


Combine together in a bowl:

1 cup mugwort
1/2 cup rose petals
1/2 cup German chamomile
1/2 cup of sweet hops
1/3 cup lavender buds
1/3 cup catnip crushed
1/4 cup peppermint

Mix the ingredients together make cloth bags from a 5×12 inch piece of material fill cloth bags with your mixture sew the top of the bag shut and sweet dreams!

Sleep Spell Oil

Sleep Spell Oil


To Induce Sleep You will need:
1/2 oz carrier oil
12 drops bergamot
3 drops lavender
3 drops cypress


In 1/2 oz of carrier oil (I used apricot kernel, sweet almond would also be good),
mix 12 drops of bergamot, 3 drops lavender and 3 drops cypress.

To increase the benefits of your sleep, apply a few drops behind your ears, spreading the excess out over your jawline. Do this immediately before bed.

This is a good oil blend for people who have trouble falling asleep at night,
or for people who sleep restlessly.

Dreaming Oil

Dreaming Oil



Bay leaves

4 drops spearmint extract

Almond base oil

3 Marigold petals

A few moonstone chips

Crush together equal amounts of rosemary and bay leaves. Add four drops of spearmint extract and blend into an almond base oil. Add three marigold petals and a few moonstone chips. Allow the oil to settle for thirty days in a dark place before use. Anoint pulse points  or pillow. This oil promotes dreaming and helps you remember your dreams

Peaceful Dream Sachet

Peaceful Dream Sachet

1 square of linen cloth

Piece of string




Lemon Balm

Take equal parts of each herb and tie them into the square of linen. Place the sachet under your pillowcase to allow the fragrance to drift about your head while at rest.

Feng Shui Tip for December 14th – ‘National Salesperson Day’ & “Monkey Day.”

We can kill two energies with one image while engaging today’s ‘National Salesperson Day’ and ‘Monkey Day.’ Even though the monkey is one of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese zodiac, a combination of the monkey and the elephant can help you achieve the highest ranking that anyone in your profession can aspire to, whether you’re in sales or not. Placing an image or a statue of a monkey sitting on an elephant’s back on or around your desk attracts opportunities to find the stability and security of an important position in your profession. And this image promises that you’ll stay there too! With the monkey signifying the ‘Duke,’ or the highest-ranking lord among the five ranking lords in ancient Chinese legend, and the elephant bringing the blessings of strength, sagacity and prudence, the combination of these two potent friends also promises power, authority and success in all you do. In this case, I guess it really does make sense that monkey see and then monkey do — for you!

By Ellen Whitehurst for