In previous Advent Calendars I have posted recipes for making soups in jars and bath sachets and such. (To check out the previous years of calendars, see my website.) I also had a Gift Making Series a year or so ago that featured a few items to try:
Cinnamon Hot Pads
Bath Sachets and lip balms
Quick and easy gifts (perfect for the last minutes!)
Gifts for Birds (outdoor birds!)
Try these quick gifts ideas too!
Gather equal portions of dried lavender, hops and rosemary. Grind the rosemary to release scent. Place inside a small muslin bag and secure firmly. You can add a few drops of lavender essential oil if you wish before securing the bag. The muslin bag can be placed inside a cotton case if desired. Place this sleep bag either on or under the pillow to aid sleep. It can also be used when travelling to aid sleep in a strange bed.
Fill a small muslin or organza bag with your herb of choice – lavender (soothing), rose petals (uplifting), lemon balm and marjoram (soothing), mugwort (to aid dreaming), pennyroyal (to deter insects).