Friday, July 26, 2013

Easiest Homemade Lavender Sachets

Have you ever smelled clothing from another person's home and noticed a distinct smell? It's not necessarily a bad smell, but it's a unique smell to their home. I'm so paranoid that my house has a "smell" and that it's weird one and I'll never know. Maybe my nose has just gotten used to it. So that being said, you can see why I'm super excited to make my own sachets to give my clothing a fresh scent. And since I stopped using dryer sheets that smell oh so good, but are oh so bad, my excitement is all that much more.

When I was deciding how to make a sachet, I knew it couldn't involve sewing. The need for sewing would throw all my motivation out the window. Maybe it would be different if I had my very own craft room with a special spot for my sewing machine. . . but that ain't gonna happen anytime soon. So here's how I made DIY sachets that are easy, inexpensive, and make an awesome homemade gift!

muslin drawstring bag
dried lavender flowers

The hard part was figuring out where to get the supplies. So I was beyond happy when I discovered that Mountain Rose Herbs, my favorite place to buy essential oils, also sells dried lavender flowers (and other dried flowers) AND the perfect size muslin bag. Just fill the muslin bag with lavender and place in your clothing drawer or anywhere else that might need a little freshening. It's so easy, your kids could make them! Not only will it leave a nice scent, but it also keeps bugs and moths away without using nasty toxic-filled moth balls.

cost savings

Here's what it cost. . .

$0.38 small muslin bag {$3.75/10 bags from Mountain Rose Herbs]
$0.50 dried lavender flowers [$5.75/4 oz. bag from Mountain Rose Herbs]
$0.88 Grand Total DIY Lavender Sachet

compared to . . .

$3.99 Lavender Sachet from The Container Store

Sweet! You should be able to make 10 sachets with the supplies listed above.

How do you keep your clothes and linens smelling fresh without using chemicals?

This post was shared at: Little House in the Suburbs, Thirty Handmade Days, Happy Hour Friday, Whipperberry Friday Flair


  1. I made my own dryer balls with wool yarn. I put a couple drops of essential oil on each one and voila! Fresh laundry!

    Check out my post about it!

  2. I love saving money and making my own! Thanks for the lavender tip!

  3. New fan of your blog! I love lavender sachets, didn't realize MRH also sold the bags tho. I would love for you to come share this at my From the Farm Blog Hop:
    Fresh Eggs Daily

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