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Make your drawers smell amazing with these super easy, no-sew DIY lavender sachets that can be made in under 10 minutes!
Growing up, my nan had a beautiful lavender garden. Situated on a steep downward slope, her front yard was framed on the left and right by gorgeous, fragrant bursts of purple and silvery green.
As you can imagine, her front yard smelled incredible.
But the inside of her house smelled even better.
See, my nan would dry the lavender from her garden and use it to make fragrant lavender sachets she placed around her home. You know how lavender is supposed to be relaxing? Well, walking in to nan’s house was like being hit in the face with a Xanax. It was great.
So today I’d like to share a really simple and quick way you can make your own fragrant lavender sachets.
How to make fragrant lavender sachets
- Bunches of dried lavender or pre-dried lavender.
- Organza bags (you can find some here). You can also use muslin bags, but I have found that the scent is stronger with organza bags.
- Lavender essential oil (if needed).
- Jute twine (optional, but cute).
Gather your dried lavender. If you’re using lavender you’ve dried yourself, use your hands to pull the buds (and a few leaves, if you like) off the stem. I like to use a mix of about 70% lavender buds to 30% leaves because I personally like how the leaves smell (at least from the type of lavender I have), but you can just use the buds if you prefer. Use your hands to separate the buds (and rip up the leaves, if applicable) until you have a mixture that looks something like this:
If you’re using pre-packaged dried lavender, you can skip this step entirely.
Pop your lavender mix into your organza bag. If you find that your buds aren’t fragrant enough on their own, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the bag.
Use the strings on the organza bag to tie the bag closed. I added a little bit of jute twine to my bags, just to make them a little prettier.
And that’s it. All that’s left to do is shove your lavender sachet right up against your nose and inhale deeply. Because looking like an idiot sniffing a bag is half the fun.
After a few weeks, the scent will begin to fade. When this happens, you can gently crush the bag in your hands to release more fragrance. You can also add another few drops of lavender essential oil, if you like. Eventually the scent will fade completely. When this happens, you can empty the bag and refill it with new dried lavender.
Save me for later!