Scented sachets are lovely for keeping your home smelling beautifully fresh. You can place them in your drawers, in your cupboards or even under your pillow. The best part of all is that you can make as many of these sachets as you need with just a few basic supplies. All you need is a selection of dried flowers and your favourite essential oils. You can even use herbs if you want a truly natural calming sensation.
Prepare the sachets
Before you begin gathering your dried flowers, you should prepare your sachets. Use smaller ones for smaller spaces and feel free to use larger ones for bigger cupboards. If you enjoy sewing, you ca make these sachets yourself. However, if you are not great at sewing or if you want quicker results, you can buy sachets from a craft shop. Make sure that they are made from very fine material so that the scents will flow through freely.
Flower drying tips
The first tip to remember when it comes to dried flowers is that you need to choose the right plant materials. Some flowers are excellent for drying while others tend to fall apart. It’s important to choose flowers that have thicker petals, like roses, if you want them to hold up very well. Make sure that you take the flowers apart so that the petals dry out faster. They need to be completely dried out before you place them in the sachets. If not, they can get mouldy.
A special scent
Dried herbs often have a fairly powerful scent all on their own. Dried flowers, on the other hand, may have little more than a light scent. Essential oils are great for giving your dried plant materials a more powerful yet natural scent. Make sure that you apply small amounts and toss your plant material around a bit before moving on to the next step.
Filling your sachets
When you have your flowers and herbs ready, all you need to do is place them in the sachet. Make sure that you do not overfill the sachet. You want there to be enough space in the bag for the petals and herbs to move around. Close the bag and make sure that you are able to open it again at a later stage. You might want to refresh them with a couple of drops of essential oil after a few weeks or months. As for your herbs, you can help release a stronger fragrance by crushing them a little.
Choosing the best dried flowers
If you are not sure what kinds of flowers and herbs to use, here are some of the best options for making the freshest and most fragrant floral sachets. Top herbs include lavender, mint, rosemary, lemon balm and thyme. As for flowers, you can uses roses, gardenias, jasmine, lilac, peonies, some lilies and scented geraniums.
Now that you know how to make your own sachets with dried flowers, you can even get your kids involved and make some fantastic floral gifts for the holidays or any other occasion. Not only is this an easy craft, but it is really practical too.