Ahh…the smell of a lavender sachet. Now here is a craft project that is quick, cheap, and sure to impress! And if you find doing creative activities to be relaxing, you will really zen out to the aroma of making a lavender sachet! Aromatic sachets go great in your clothing drawers, towel closets, or even in your shoes.
I like to place my lavender sachet under my bed pillow during the day. Then, when I go to bed at night, I set the sachet on my night stand, and it provides a soothing aroma to help me rest. Click here to read the research on how lavender can help reduce insomnia: Is Lavender Really Calming?
Here is how to make a lavender sachet.
First, buy dried lavender and organza bags. If you would like to make 12 lavender sachet bags, buy 6 ounces of dried lavender and 12 organza bags. This should cost you less than ten dollars (not including shipping). Less then a dollar a bag – Wow!
- You can buy high quality dried lavender for about a dollar an ounce from websites like www.bulkapothecary.com, or www.mountainroseherbs.com.
- You can buy organza bags from your local craft store, or online at places like papermart or at the oriental trading company. Choose bags that are 3 x 4 to hold about a half ounce of dried herb. The price per bag should be less than 25 cents.
Once you have your supplies, pour your lavender onto a large plate, get a spoon, and scoop the purple delight into the cute little organza bags. Pull the draw strings and tie the bag shut.
All done – so easy!
If you are making lavender sachets as a gift, try adding a note about the benefits of lavender. Read all about lavender here: Lavender Monograph
Rosemary Lavender Sachet
Other strongly aromatic herbs go great in a sachet as well, including rosemary, clove, and rose bud. Today, I tried a rosemary lavender blend, and it smelled delightful. I had harvested the leaves from my rosemary plant the day before, gave them a rinse, then set them out on a plate for a day to dry. I mixed the two herbs to make a rosemary lavender sachet. It smelled great, and cut my herb cost in half! If only I could get my lavender plants to grow better…
“O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?”
By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), NAHA and AIA Professional Member, LMT