Homemade Lavender Linen Sachets from the Garden
Lavender’s classic scent notes of clean, calm, fresh, and floral make it a must for every home! Its adaptable aroma has made it popular for many uses. And luckily, I have a bounty of dried lavender buds from my herb garden. Lavender’s versatility lends to cleaning methods such as Odor Eliminating Carpet Refresh Powder and to soothing skincare such as Moisturizing Pumpkin Lavender Butter.
But, likely most of all it has been used to freshen the home. And lavender linen sachets have been in a tradition since Roman times. This article was originally published in my column of Willow Sage magazine in the Summer 2017 issue.
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Supplies to Make Homemade Lavender Linen Sachets:
3 cups white rice
3/4 cup dried English lavender buds
6 drops lavender essential oil
10 fabric rectangles, 4×6 inch
Homemade Lavender Linen Sachets Instructions:
Layer two 4×6 inch fabric rectangles together, with the pattern facing the inside. Sew three sides together with a one-inch border, leaving the top open. Repeat for each pair of fabric rectangles until you have five sachets. Iron each and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl combine white rice and dried English lavender buds. You may substitute English lavender, for any variety you have on hand. Stir until evenly blended. Add six drops of lavender essential oil and stir well.
Spoon lavender mixture into a sachet about 3/4 full. Pin closed and sew the top to complete. Remove pins and repeat for each homemade lavender linen sachet.
Yields: 5 linen lavender sachets
How to use homemade lavender linen sachets:
Keep sachets in your linen or clothing closets around the home for a natural moth repellent. Use a lavender sachet in the dryer in place of dryer sheets with your bed sheets, towels, or table linens. For an added restful benefit, place a homemade lavender linen sachet under your pillow and store one in your pajama drawer.