How to Make Lavender Sachets

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Easy DIY to Make Your Home Smell Calm and Wonderful

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Make scented lavender sachets with dried lavender and, if you wish, other herbs. The bags will add a calming scent to bureau drawers to keep clothes or linens fresh-smelling and also make great gifts! 

Lavender is a wonderful herb that has long used as a natural remedy to aide insomnia and anxiety. It’s perfect to aid sleep or bring calm into a room. If you grow your own lavender, it’s a wonderful herb for drying. Store them in a lidded jar somewhere cool and dark, or pop them straight into a sachet to keep towels, sheets or clothes (especially socks!) smelling sweet and to repel moths. If you suffer from insomnia, try inserting the sachets into a pillow so the calming scent can help you drift off to a restful slumber.

See how to make a simple lavender sachet. 

What You’ll Need

  • Use fresh lavender for a long-lasting scent. Find dried herbs at a local garden store or market. Or, perhaps you have some extra lavender after making lavender scones
  • You’ll also need a handkerchief or some scrap fabric (anything breathable plus scissors, needle, and thread. 
  • Optional: You can also mix the lavender with dried rice if you don’t have enough lavender. 
  • Optional: In addition to lavender, you can add other dried herbs such as rosemary. 

Directions to Make Lavender Sachet

To make a simple sachet, here are the steps:

  1. Spread out and iron a handkerchief or any material that you like. (Try a gaily colored antique handkerchief, which are easy to find at thrift stores and antiques shops, often selling for under $1.)
  2. Fold the handkerchief (or material of your choice) in half, right sides together, and sew up two adjacent sides (leaving one short side open), as if you were making a little pillowcase.
  3. Turn it right side out, fill it with dried lavender to within two inches of the top, and tie it tightly with a brightly colored ribbon. If you wish, you could also sew them up like little pillows (as below).
lavender pillows/sachets
Photo credit: Greentellect/Shutterstock

Give the sachet as a gift, or tuck it into a sock or underwear drawer! Enjoy this craft, and please let us know what you think below.

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Catherine Boeckmann

Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprising that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

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