Make these easy and fragrant DIY lavender sachets as a gift for someone special, or for yourself! Included are shopping sources, detailed instructions, and a custom tag.
Just saying the word out loud makes me smile. Lavender is my favorite scent in the whole world, and today I’m sharing a very simple craft that makes a great gift for someone you love, or for yourself! Once I gathered all the supplies, these lavender sachets took less than 20 minutes to put together. The best thing was that the whole time I was making the sachets, I was able to breathe in the lovely scent of lavender. I also designed little tags to attach to your sachets if you wish.
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What you need:
- lavender buds 16 oz. package
- 5 x 7 organza drawstring bags
- lavender essential oil
- Custom Tags: fill out the form at the end of the post!
How to Make DIY Lavender Sachets
- Place the lavender buds in some sort of bin or bowl with high sides. I use a plastic bin. The lavender has a tendency to fly away, and a bin helps to keep it contained.
- Using a half cup dry measuring vessel, add 1 1/2 cups (3 scoops) of lavender buds to each bag.
- Add two or three drops of lavender essential oil to the lavender buds. Gently bounce the bag to mix the oil into the buds.
- Draw the strings on the bag to close it tightly.
- Attach the custom tag, if desired.
How much lavender do you need?
Of course, this depends on how many sachets you want to make. It takes about 1 1/2 cups of lavender buds to fill one 5 x 7 inch sachet bag. The weight of lavender can vary, but a good rule of thumb is that 16 ounces of lavender equals approximately 14 cups. So if you purchase 16 ounces of lavender, you should be able to get 8 or 9 sachets. It’s always a good idea to get extra lavender, because in my opinion, you can never have too much!
Lavender buds can vary in color. Over the years, I have purchased lavender from places like Etsy or eBay, and also from Amazon. Sometimes it’s very bright purple, which means it could have been dyed, other times it’s more gray. The dye doesn’t hurt it, or take away from the scent. Just make sure not to ingest dyed lavender. There is also dust that naturally comes off of the buds, and it will settle in the bottom of the package. This is normal. Occasionally, you will get dried lavender stems mixed in with the buds. Just pull them out and throw them away.
My favorite essential oil brand is Rocky Mountain Oils. It’s wonderful, and reasonably priced. However, for crafts, it’s perfectly fine to use a less expensive brand of essential oil, like Plant Therapy. Plant Therapy is still pure, but it’s packaged in 10 ml bottles instead of the normal 15 ml. I would not hesitate to use Plant Therapy essential oil topically, or in other ways.
Here are two other ways to make lavender sachets:
Simple crafts like these lavender sachets are not only relaxing, they are so satisfying. When I asked you what kinds of posts you wanted me to share in 2021, I got numerous emails asking for more easy crafts. Well…I heard you, and I am trying very hard to come up with some more ideas. Stay tuned!
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