2/04/2013

The Month of Valentines

Congratulations to the contest winners of Renee's seed collections - Jessica Sclatzer, Yvonne Jenkin and Christine Erickson! All except Yvonne Jenkin have claimed their prizes. If you are Yvonne, please go to the previous blog post and look in the Comments section for how to claim your prize.

My second book on Making Herbal Dream Pillows
I first learned about Dream Pillows from a pharmacist, back in the 1980s. I was suffering from depression, the result of my ex-wife having abducted my 4 and 5 year old daughters.

Not only was I having severe depression, but awful nightmares. Nothing I tried was helping me locate my children (I finally did, 30 years later).

My pharmacist friend, Jerry Stamps, suggested I try a dream pillow to help me sleep. He said that without decent sleep, I couldn't make the decisions I needed to make in my searching efforts. Back then I didn't have a clue what a Dream Pillow was. He mixed up a mixture of flowers and herbs and put them in a little 2 x 5 inch bag and instructed me to put it under my pillowcase. I begin to notice results after the second night and soon my nightly nightmares had subsided.

Than launched me on years of research into why fragrances effect dreams. The book, Making Herbal Dream Pillows, $14.95, was the result of some of my research, and it includes several of my formulas for Dream Pillows. I created the Pleasant Dream Pillow that gives pleasant dreams, with herbs to help one remember their dreams. (I call this one a generic good-dreams pillow). Pleasant Dreams pillow, click here.

Pleasant Dreams Pillow
The Restful Sleep pillow is the formula my pharmacist first prescribed for me almost 30 years ago. The herbs are all soothing and restful, with nothing to cause you to remember your dream.

Romantic Dreams Pillow, is another of my creations. Women enjoy this one but men seem to have little response.

My first book, that caused Storey Publishing to give me a book contract for the larger book, above, is titled, Dream Pillows and Love Potions ($4.95) and is just a brief glimpse of what's in the larger book.
Over the years I've been writing about Dream Pillows, I've seen others become intrigued by the idea and give classes or write about the subject. But 30 years ago, very few knew anything about the subject (even though dream pillows and sleep pillows have a long history in Europe in the 1600s where they were used in sick rooms and baby's cribs to aid in sleep).

I offer a variety of Dream Pillow Kits for people to make their own (the Pleasant Dreams, Restful Sleep and Romantic Dreams, above, are all ready-made pillows 5 x 5 inches, ready to be put in the pillow case). I offer a special Speaker's Kit for 25, which is great for people when they want to present a program for their class, Scouts or herb club. I also a Kit for 50 (meaning it makes 50 little dream pillows) that some of our customers buy and take to nursing homes for activities. I also have a Kit for 8, which is fun for adults and kids, alike. Click here for details on all of those.
Speaker's Kit for 25 is great for programs.
This week we're running a special for a special Valentine for either a woman or a man. Each Valentine includes a Dream Pillow, special hand-made soap and a book. We'll send it to anyone you'd like to send a Valentine to, dressed up and looking festive for Valentine's Day.
Valentine Special for Men $19.95

Valentine Special for Women
To order any of our Dream Pillows or Valentine's Day Specials, click here.

If you'd like to read more stories about Dream Pillows and the effects they've had on our customers over the years, visit my Dream Pillows blog and look through the archives of previous posts. Pleasant Dreams!

3 comments:

Bonnie K said...

I need some of those for my students. Not for in class, of course, but for the dorms. They need something to ease their minds.

Jim Long said...

These work great for kids, too!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Just lovely packages, Jim. Off to read your dream pillow blog!