For a pillow about 32 x 23 cm: 4 handfuls dried hops
4 handfuls dried lavender flowers
1. To dry the lavender yourself, tie it in bunches and hang upside down in a well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight for 2 weeks. Alternatively, place in a low oven (about 100C) for 30 minutes or so until dry and crispy. Strip the flowers off the larger or harder stalks.
2. Put equal handfuls of dried hops and lavender flowers into a cotton pillowcase, and seal the end.
USE: Place the pillow under or beside your head to induce sleep.
Purchase your hops from Barrel & Bottle - 4 Victoria Avenue, Bloxwich. WS3 3HS. Telephone 01922 406249