One of the best things about having essential oils in your home is that you can easily create DIY projects like this one, and customize it to your preference. Here's how to create DIY scented sachets.
What you need:
½ cup uncooked rice
¼ cup Epsom salt
1 cup dried lavender buds
Muslin cotton drawstring pouches, approximately 5 inches long by 4 inches wide
40 drops Lavender essential oil
What you do:
1. In a medium bowl, mix rice, Epsom salt, flower buds, and essential oil to thoroughly scent the mixture.
2. Spoon mixture into your muslin pouch.
3. Place anywhere you want to add a fresh lavender scent.
4. Refresh your pouch every 2─3 weeks by opening it up and adding more drops of essential oil.
This recipe creates enough for two sachets.
YL tip: Instead of buying new pouches, go green and use something you have lying around! Spoon the mixture into a cute sock that’s lost its mate and tie the top. If you’re the crafty type, you can even sew a little bag from a scrap of fabric.
Tailor your sachets to your tastes@ The charm of the simple sachets is that you can tailor them to fit your scent preferences. You can fill these little packages with any dried flowers or herbs you like! Rosemary needles, dried chamomile, and cedarwood shavings are all clean and crisp smells that provide a pleasant whiff instead of a cringy odor.
Where to put scented sachets
Here are a few ideas:
- Place it with other natural-looking decor on a tray in a bathroom or guest room.
- Stash it in a drawer for delicately scented clothes.
- Store it in a linen closet for fresh sheets and towels.
- Keep it in the car to hang on your rearview mirror.
- Hide it away in a gym bag to quell any odors.
- Throw it in your suitcase for clean-smelling clothes while you’re on the go.
- Stuff it in smelly shoes to give them a refresh.
- Place it in your pillowcase to surround yourself in calming aromas as you drift off to sleep.