Lavender sachets are super easy to make, and can be used all around the house as a natural air freshener. Lavender has been used for more than 2,000 years because of its lovely aroma and medicinal properties. With its sweet herbal scent, it’s easy to see why lavender is still so popular today.
Dried lavender can be used in numerous projects, but one of the most versatile things you can make with lavender buds is a scented sachet. Below, find out how to make DIY lavender sachets and get some fun ideas for using them.
Lavender Sachet Supplies & Ingredients
To make lavender bud sachets, you only need a few simple supplies. Here’s what you need to make your own sachets:
- Dried lavender buds (2 oz of buds will make approximately 4-6 sachets depending on amount of filling used)
- 28 oz funnel pitcher – ideal for mixing the stuffing!
- 4×6 or 5×7 muslin drawstring bags
- Rice or other similar ingredient for adding weight – aroma beads work too!
The amount of lavender and rice you need will depend on the size and number of bags you want to make. For 4×6 bags, you will need about 1 cup of filling total for each. Our 5×7 bags will hold 1.5 to 2 cups of mix total. An ideal mix is approximately half lavender and half rice.
How to Make a Lavender Sachet Without Sewing
- Mix 1 part lavender buds with 1 part rice in a bowl. You can also mix in the funnel pitcher if you wish.
- Using your funnel pitcher, pour the desired amount of lavender/rice stuffing into each bag.
- Pull the drawstrings tightly to close the bag. You may wish to tie a ribbon or string around the top of the bag to keep it securely closed.
If making multiple sachets, it’s easiest to mix all the ingredients at once, then fill them all at the same time.
Ideas for Decorating Lavender Sachets
Muslin craft bags can be spruced up with embroidery or decorated with rubber stamps if you want to make them prettier. If using rubber stamps, place a piece of paper or cardboard inside the bag first. This prevents the ink from soaking through to the other side. If you’re artistic, you can also draw designs with a permanent marker.
You can also decorate your lavender sachets by tying them shut with ribbons, lace, or other pretty materials. There are so many ways to get creative with this project!
As an alternative to muslin bags, you can also use organza bags. These bags are great because translucent fabric allows you to see the lavender buds inside. There are benefits to either choice!
15 Things You Can Do with Lavender Sachets
Lavender bud sachets are super versatile! There are also small variations you can do to make these sachets useful in even more ways. Here are a few things to try:
- Place sachets in your closet or drawers. Not only does this keep your clothes smelling nice, the scent of lavender can also help repel moths.
- Place a sachet into shoes or boots when you take them off to help cut down odor.
- Swap the lavender buds for a Bath Tea Blend to create a different scent.
- Instead of rice, you can also use aroma beads to add weight to your air freshener bags. Depending on how strong you want your sachets to smell, you can scent the aroma beads first or simply use unscented beads for weight. Learn how to make scented aroma beads here. If scenting the beads, make sure they are completely dry before using them for this project.
- Fill a bag with only lavender buds (no rice or other filler). Next time you do laundry, skip the dryer sheets and toss the sachet in your dryer instead. The lavender buds will release a natural fresh scent. Just make sure the bag is securely tied shut or sewn with tight stitches so your dryer doesn’t get filled with loose lavender buds!
- Make a whole batch of sachets to give away to friends and family. These make great stocking stuffers or favors for birthdays and bridal showers.
- Instead of using muslin bags, use scraps of fabric to sew your own bags. You can use different fabric prints or sew the sachets in different shapes – such as heart shapes for Valentine’s Day.
- Sew a sachet with a pretty patterned quilt fabric so your sachets can double as home décor. If you’re a quilter, charm packs are the perfect size for making your own sachets – no cutting required!
- Make a weighted aromatherapy eye pillow by sewing a rectangle of fabric. Fill the bag with 2 parts rice and 1 part lavender so it has a little extra weight. Place over your eyes to enjoy some deep relaxation!
- Place a sachet near an air vent in your home. Every time your heat or A/C runs, a soothing lavender scent will be released.
- Toss a sachet into your gym bag to help keep the funk at bay.
- Put a lavender sachet in your suitcase before storing it away – no more musty smelling luggage!
- Keep a sachet in your car for a natural car air freshener.
- Keep a sachet on your nightstand or even under your pillow for a soothing aroma. The scent of lavender is thought to help promote relaxation.
- Add a few drops of lavender essential oil or lavender fragrance oil to the stuffing for an even more aromatic sachet. Let the oil dry before putting the stuffing in the bag. Only use a drop or two and don’t saturate the lavender buds, as this may cause mold growth. Avoid using fragrance or essential oil for eye pillows, as it may cause irritation.
Keeping Lavender Sachets Fresh
To keep your sachets smelling strong, give them a gentle shake every week or so. Stirring up the lavender will help release more of the natural scent. Drawstring bags work great because you can also re-open your bag if you want to freshen up the buds later on. Simply add more fresh lavender or swap out the existing lavender for new filling. These bags can be used over and over again.