How To Make A Therapeutic Pillow With Seeds

herbal therapeutic pillows

A seed pillow can become your best ally: they are massage cushions that are used to transmit heat or cold where we have pain. They are made of natural materials and give us a pleasant relaxing effect. We teach you how to make yours. You’ll love it.

What good are so-called herbal therapeutic pillows?

With the stress and life we all carry with our obligations and pressures, it is common for us to suffer from back and neck pain.

We suffer headaches, contractures, or clamps. These pillows are filled with multiple seeds, such as soybeans, corn, slur wheat, cinnamon, or lavender that are ideal for relaxing thanks to their adaptation to our body, and their ability to adapt to different temperatures depending on whether we put them in the microwave or the refrigerator. Hotly, they serve to reduce symptoms of back pain or muscle pain, according to Mayo Clinic, colic or neck pain.

First of all, how can I make my herbal pillow and how should I use it?

What do I need?

  • The cotton fabric we can insert into the microwave (you can also reuse a towel). Normally making a not overly large pillow, a 50 x 35 centimetre pillow would be ideal, but it all depends on your own needs.
  • We can fill the pillow with what you like best. We give you an idea: soybean seeds, corn, rice, or Saracen wheat. We recommend you, above all, chickpeas, because they can get to save the temperature for an hour, and they are fantastic for the back for its rounded shape. Cherry bones, for example, also retain heat for a long time. The amounts will have to be adjusted according to how big or how small you want to do the pillow. You can also introduce lavender, cinnamon, or aromatic herbs you want, as when we heat the pillow the smell will come out.

How do I do it?

  • Are you good at sewing? The first thing we’ll do is our cushion, our therapeutic pillow. Cut the fabric in the shape you want and see it, leaving an opening to introduce the seeds.
  • The second step will be to introduce the seeds. Remember not to fill it too much, keep an average for it to get fluffy. Slightly enter the seeds you have chosen and sew that opening so that no seedling escapes. It’s very easy.

How do I Use It?

When is it recommended to use the hot pillow?

We will use it in its hot form when our neck hurts when we have muscle aches, menstrual pains, colic, or flu. We’ll put it in the microwave for a minute and we’ll go test it. Never put it on for more than 5 minutes or we will run the risk of it being burned, always at short intervals.

Finally, it is important to note that the pillow normally lasts one year, but if at some point you want to put other seeds or add other aromatic plants you only have to open it again and do so. It is an economic idea, simple and very effective. Try it.