Scented sachets provide freshness and clean scents for linen closets, dresser drawers and suitcases. They are a decorative way to keep your fabrics, closets and other areas from getting musty. Making your own mini scented sachet pillows at home allows you to experiment with a variety of scents, fabrics, colours and textures. An easy-to-accomplish task, making scented sachets gives you a hobby that creates gifts for friends and loved ones.
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Things you need
- Assorted small fabric pouches
- Cotton batting
- Extra-small muslin or cheesecloth tea bags
- Unscented gel beads
- Essential oils
- Portable, hand-held sewing machine
- Needle and thread (optional)
Choose a small fabric pouch, such as a drawstring jewellery pouch.
Stuff the pouch with cotton batting.
Fill a muslin or cheesecloth tea bag with approximately 1 1/2 tsp of unscented gel beads. Gel beads are available at candle and craft stores.
Drip essential and fragrant oils directly into the tea bag full of beads. Experiment with blends by adding two to three drops of up to four different oils. Ideal oils for fresh scents include lavender, eucalyptus, jasmine and lemon grass. Roll the beads in the tea bag around with your thumb and forefinger once you add the oils to the sack to help work the scented oils into the beads.
Insert the muslin or cheesecloth tea bag into the centre of the cotton batting within the small pouch.
Use a portable, hand-held sewing machine to stitch the end of the mini sachet pillow. Alternatively, you can hand sew the opening.
Tips and warnings
- Choose a variety of mini pouches to create your sachet pillows. Any texture, colour or fabric makes for attractive sachets.