Fragrant sachet bags bring back wonderful memories of my grandmother. She kept sachet bags in every drawer and closet of her home. When she passed away, I found bags of cloves, cedar chips and baking soda in all her winter coat pockets.
There is no question that I got my love of fragrant sachet bags from my grandmother. The piece of lace in the photo came from my grandmother’s home so her memory lives on in my sachet bag creations.
The best part of creating your own sachets is that you can pick your favorite flowers, herbs and fragrances while keeping them all non-toxic and non-allergy producing.
HOW TO USE YOUR SACHET BAGS
- Use as a clothing fragrance in a drawer or closet.
- Place in car as an air freshener.
- Run under running bathtub water as a fragrant bath tea.
- Pour ingredients out into a bowl as potpourri.
- Pour into a pot of water and cook on low as a fragrant kitchen potpourri.
- Use as a “wake up” fragrance. Place a sachet on your bedside table and inhale instead of hitting the snooze button.
Below you will find the exact recipe I used for my Spring Sachet Bags, but it can be easily modified. Just replace the orange peels, dried lavender and dried rose buds with whatever mix of dried herbs you prefer. Don’t use fresh flowers because they will rot. If you are using muslin bags, you can add spices as well like cinnamon or nutmeg.
SPRING SACHET BAG INGREDIENTS
Mixture of Dried Rosebuds, Dried Orange Peel & Dried Lavender (Sprayed with an essential oil blend – see recipe below)
ESSENTIAL OIL SACHET SPRAY RECIPE
15-30 Drops of Essential Oil (I used equal parts grapefruit, sweet orange, lemon, bergamot, lavender and neroli essential oils)
1 tbsp (½ oz) Sweet Almond Carrier Oil (Any carrier oil would work.)
2 tbsp (1 oz) Witch Hazel or Grain Alcohol
1 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
Note: Essential oils will quickly evaporate, but putting your essential oil blend into a carrier oil as well as adding vegetable glycerin will help your fragrance stick around. Witch hazel or alcohol helps thin the mixture and will make it easier to spray.
Mix your dried flowers, herbs and peels together while lightly spraying with your essential oil blend. You don’t want to get the flowers too wet because your muslin bags will end up with stains on them. The essential oil blend is completely optional. Dried flowers make a nice fragrant blend even without added oils.
The best part about sachet bags is that there is no specific recipe. As you are mixing, smell to see if the fragrance is to your liking. You can also grind your dried flowers for an even more fragrant mix.
Place your mix in cotton muslin bags or just wrap in a square of cheesecloth and tie with a ribbon.
WHERE TO FIND YOUR SUPPLIES
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NO TIME TO DIY?
I will be creating seasonal fragrant sachet bags throughout the year. Currently, my Spring Sachet Bags are quite popular with a nice blend of floral and citrus. I’m also happy to customize sachet bags for larger orders.
These would be great wedding favors, and I can stamp your muslin bag with a customized stamp for bulk orders. Contact me for further details. (toni (at) tonisouth (dot)com).
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