Thursday, January 31, 2013

DIY Drawer Freshener: Lavender Sachet

Lavender Sachet DIYI decided on trying to make lavender sachets as dryer sheet substitutes because if they didn't work, then I would just use them as drawer fresheners to keep my clothes smelling great!

Well, shocker-- they don't work for laundry, but they are fabulous for keeping laundry smelling fresh!

It's so simple because once you make a sachet, they will stay good for quite a while. If they need a little sprucing up, you can toss them in the dryer and the heat will release some of the oils.

Also, you can add essential oils to the bags for a little boost. It's also nice if you wanted to do something like lavender herbs with vanilla essential oils. Mmm… smells divine!

But the great thing about this is you can really use any herbs that you want with any combination of essential oils. It's great because you can really make this YOUR SCENT! And if you're married, you can also make your husband's scent if he has his own clothes space.

And you, know that's Totes McGotes.

This Is How You Do It:

Ingredients for lavender sachets

1) Add a scoop of the lavender to the tea bag
2) You can use an iron or a hair straightener to seal the tea bags.
3) Put the sealed tea bag into the muslin drawstring bag
4) Stick it in a drawer to add a fresh scent! 

You can use a lot of different scents/herbs, too! Pretty much any dried herb or flower. Endless possibilities! 
  • Rosemary
  • Rose Petals
  • Basil
  • Lavender 
  • Mint
  • Thyme
You can also add essential oils to the dried herbs such as orange, lemon, vanilla, mint, grapefruit, and so on so you can make a signature scent!

Update: Essential oils that are not 100% Therapeutic Grade should not be ingested and probably should be avoided topically. I have had several complaints of rashes, eczema like symptoms, GI distress and other symptoms from using oils that are not therapeutic grade. I recommend Young Living essential oils.

They are can also be used in drawers to keep clothes fresh!!

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