to Use Lavender Sachets!
So you thought lavender sachets are only for your socks and dainties
drawers? Not true. Here are seven more ways that lavender
sachets can bring you pleasure. Let
your imagination soar as you think of even more reasons to keep a supply of
lavender close at hand.
Do you want to give gifts that send an environmental message too? Create lavender sachets that reduce uses of less environmentally friendly products, re-cycle material
to create the sachet holders, and produce sachets that can be re-used many times over.
1. Keepsakes of Baby. Turn Baby’s First Socks into keepsakes to
commemorate their First Christmas or their First Steps! Select a particularly
nice-looking clean baby sock that the baby has outgrown. Fill the sock the 1-2 tablespoons of
lavender. Use a ribbon to tie off the
top of the sock securely with a knot and then make a small bow. The sock is now a Christmas tree ornament
that can be shared with friends and relatives or kept as your own memento.
Freshener. Make a 4” by 4” sachet from scrap fabric
(flannel and cotton are especially good).
Fill the sachet with 4-5 tablespoons of lavender. Tie off the sachet tightly, either by
stitching it or with a tight twist tie. Use the sachet in your clothes dryer where it
will gently infuse your laundry with a natural lavender scent. Each sachet can be used 8-10 times.
Fresheners. Make sachet bags from scrap material or buy
them in a craft shop. Then choose your
favourite places to put them, for example:
your car - just hang a sachet on your mirror!
your gym bag
to the hot air vent where you dry your wet boots and mittens
Moth Repellent. Lavender has long been used as a natural moth
repellent. Tuck a few sachets of
lavender in with your winter woollens when you store them away for the
summer. No chemicals, no fabric damage,
Gift Packages. Replace bows with environmentally friendly,
re-usable sachets of lavender. Choose
fabric to match the occasion – for example cut up an old Christmas tea towel to
make sachets for Christmas gifts or use a baby sock or mitten for baby shower
Favours for Weddings or Other Special Occasions. Instead of
edibles in small boxes, send your guests home with a re-usable lavender sachet
keepsake of your special day.
Tree Decorations. Is
there a piece of clothing that you wish you could keep forever? It could
be a bit of your mother's wedding gown, or the little corner that's still left
from the baby's blanket. Turn these keepsakes into Christmas tree
decorations that you can enjoy forever. Cut the fabric into whatever
small shape you like (2-by-3 inches is ideal), making sure that you cut both a
front and a back. Stitch the two sides together, leaving a small
opening. Using a small funnel, fill the shape with 1-2 Tablespoons of
lavender. Now stitch the opening to seal the lavender into your
decoration. Trim the decoration (if you have pinking shears, you can make
a fancy edge.) Use ribbon to make a small loop at the top of the