Read old books on herbal remedies and you will always find reference to both hops and lavender being good for sleep – and for many years customers have been asking us for hop flowers to make sleep pillows and lavender oils to aid relaxation.
It was therefore a logical step for us to combine the soporific and therapeutic qualities of hops and lavender into a unique Sleepy Scent, Sleepy Balm, Sleepy Tea and a Pillow Mix – all for people who don’t want to take conventional sleeping pills.
There are several different products in our Natural Sleep range, from simple hop flowers to the complex formula of our Hop and Lavender Sleepy Scent:
This is a subtle and totally calming scent using 4 essential oils. It is very concentrated so you only need a few drops on a handkerchief next to your pillow at night. Keep it on a bedside table and take it with you when travelling (especially on overnight flights).
All-natural Sleepy Scent is a great alternative to sleeping pills. It acknowledges folk-lore and herbal traditions dating back for centuries which advocate the use of hop pillows to cure insomnia, but also leans on more recent scientific evidence which has proved that lavender calms the nervous system, thus reducing stress, inducing relaxation and improving sleep quality. In particular, feedback from Sleepy Scent users seems to suggest that it increases the speed of going to sleep and encourages deeper, longer periods of sleep in people suffering from sleep disorders.
A gentler scent made from the same Sleepy Scent compound, this Sleepy Balm can be massaged into the temples or, very effectively into the soles of the feet.
A great favorite amongst our staff and customers. The Sleepy Tea is a delicate, calming herbal mix of chamomile, lavender, rose petals and hops, and is perfect for a nice calming cuppa before bed or in the evening.
Our sleep pillow mix is a balanced combination of hops and sweet-scented Lavandula angustifolia, there is enough here to make a thin pad that can be placed on top of your usual pillow and held in place by your pillowcase. It can be supplemented with Sleepy Scent to balance the fragrance. With regular use, the natural fragrance of the hops and lavender will fade or change as the aromatic oils oxidise, so customers need to judge for themselves when they think that the effectiveness of the aroma is reducing and replenish the pillow with a new batch.
Whole and unpressed, our hop flowers can be used for sleep pillows and brewing.