How to Make Lavender Sachets

Overview

Lavender sachets are placed in drawers, cabinets and cupboards to infuse clothing, linens, towels, lingerie or just about anything else you wish with the pleasing, relaxing fragrance of the herb. Because of their small size, herb sachets can easily be stored inside wardrobes and dressers. Using a natural fixative helps preserve the aroma and keeps your lavender sachets fragrant for months at a time. When the fragrance begins to fade, make a new batch. Lavender sachets are also a good way to use the harvest from your lavender plants, and they make great gifts for your friends and family.

Step 1

Pour 6 tbsp. cornstarch onto a flat dish, which will make for easier mixing.

Step 2

Add 15 drops of lavender essential oil. Use your fingertips to mix the ingredients thoroughly.

Step 3

Place 1/4 cup dried lavender flowers into a small mixing bowl, and add 1 tbsp. orris root powder, which acts as a preservative and fixative to hold the fragrance of the lavender. Stir well to combine.

Step 4

Pour the cornstarch and lavender oil mixture into the bowl with the lavender flowers and orris root. Stir well to combine all the ingredients, and then set aside.

Step 5

Fold the piece of fabric over lengthwise, with right sides together.

Step 6

Use a needle and thread to sew the long end and one of the short ends closed. Leave one short end open for filling the sachet.

Step 7

Turn the lavender sachet outside in, so that the seam is no longer visible.

Step 8

Place a funnel in the opening, and fill your sachet bag with the lavender mixture.

Step 9

Tie the open end closed with a ribbon.

Things You'll Need

  • Cornstarch
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Dried lavender flowers
  • Orris root powder
  • 10-by-3-inch piece of natural fabric
  • Needle and thread
  • Small funnel
  • Ribbon

References

  • "The Magic and Power of Lavender"; Maggie Tisserand, Monika Jünemann; 1994
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About this Author

Willow Sidhe is a freelance writer living in the beautiful Hot Springs, AR. She is a certified aromatherapist with a background in herbalism. She has extensive experience gardening, with a specialty in indoor plants and herbs. Sidhe's work has been published on numerous Web sites, including Gardenguides.com.