Drawer Sachet Ideas

Updated February 21, 2017

You don't have to spend a lot of money on store bought sachets to scent your drawers. Grab some things you have around your house to make sachets or use to scent your clothes. Sachets are good to use in sock and lingerie drawers, and even drawers where you may keep towels.

Tea Bags

Use flavoured tea bags to scent drawers for an inexpensive drawer sachet. Just place one bag into your drawer for a fresh scent. Some smells that will make drawers smell nice are lavender or vanilla, or use fruit flavours like apple cinnamon, peach and orange. Once the bag loses its scent, just toss it out and replace it with a new one.


Use potpourri to make your own easy drawer sachets. Place a square of fabric on a work surface and fill the centre with potpourri. For extra scent, add a few drops of essential oils. Gather the ends together and tie them with ribbon to make a little sack. Place one sachet in each of your drawers. To keep them smelling sweet longer, open the pouches and add a few drops of essential oil when the scent starts to dissipate.


This is a simple but effective way to make a drawer sachet. Spray a handkerchief, piece of cloth or even a stack of facial tissue with your favourite cologne or perfume. Place the cloth sachet into the drawer and the aroma of the cologne will softly scent your items. Once the scent starts to fade, spritz a little more on your cloth or tissue, or just toss the tissue and throw in a new scented stack.

Candles or Soap

If you aren't sure what to do with the little nubs of scented candles that won't burn any longer, toss them in your drawers. They will make the clothes smell wonderful and the scent will last for a long time. It's also a good way to recycle candles. You can use new ones, too, of course. Small votive candles will fit easily into the corner of a drawer. Use bars of soap for sachets, as well. New bars will smell fresher. Wrap them in cloth before putting them into the drawer.

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Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.