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The members of the Team at Down Etc are fans of aromatherapy. That’s why we designed the Tiara Silks® Collection of silk pillowcases. A good night's sleep is always assured with these luxurious aromatherapy pillowcases and matching travel bags. Silk is wonderful to sleep on and selected by people who care about their skin. These pillowcases are made of whisper-soft silk charmeuse and bordered with a generous 2" flange. They come with beautifully packaged organza sachets filled with premium lavender or chamomile potpourri that tuck into hidden pockets inside the pillowcases. The pillowcases neatly fold into color coordinated cut velvet fabric bags with a zipper pulls in the shape of our signature Tiara Silks® Jewel Crown pin. A wonderful hostess gift, ideal for bridal shower parties, or something special to tuck into your drawer or suitcase. The pillowcases and their coordinated travel bags come in a variety of sizes and colors, including: ecru agate/pear, onyx/black, jasper/charcoal grey, tiger’s eye/chocolate brown, moonstone/white, and sage jade/pale green.

Down Etc goes one step beyond the pillowcases with its Spice Collection, which features both a 22" x 22" square poly dupioni decorative pillow and a 12" x 16" rectangle poly dupioni decorative pillow with 2" flange. Preassembled with feather and down pillow inserts, these gorgeous pillow are manufactured with inner pockets to hold aromatherapeutic lavender or chamomile sachets, which are included.  A great accent for your couch, armchair, or bed, the beautiful color selection includes purple, dark blue, dark brown, cocoa, sage, and red chili. Simply remove the sachet and wash the pillowcase in your machine.

Many people are aware that lavender is soothing for sleep. Chamomile is an essential oil known for its calming, soothing, and relaxing properties. It has a light, floral scent and is wonderful for creating a peaceful atmosphere in your bedroom. These are the aromas used by Down Etc, but there are other essential oils you might wish to consider including Vetiver, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Sandalwood, Marjoram, and Cedarwood. Vetiver is distilled from the roots of the plant. It’s rich and earthy smelling. Ylang Ylang is very floral and smells a bit fruity. Bergamot is a citrus fruit and the oil is cold-pressed from the rind or peel. Most citrus oils (like grapefruit or wild orange) tend to have a bit of a stimulating effect, but bergamot is different. It’s bright yet calming at the same time. Sandalwood is a rich, woodsy-scented oil. It is pricier oil, but a little bit goes a long way. Marjoram is not only an essential oil wonderful for muscles and joints, but it also excels in creating peaceful sleep. Cedarwood has an earthy, woody smell. It blends well with lighter, floral oils, or is great on its own.

Enjoy these essential oils to create a more peaceful sleeping atmosphere by diluting them and rubbing them directly on the skin or by using them with a diffuser. Consider essential oils as another tool to use in crafting a great night’s sleep!

Updated August 1, 2022

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