My closet used to smell slightly musty. It didn’t smell terrible but it didn’t smell great either! I thought and thought about what natural product I could make so that it would smell nice in there. I came up with a really easy fix- DIY sachets. These Lavender Sachets are so easy to make and they work so well that you will want them everywhere you store clothing or linens! You don’t need a sewing machine for this simple tutorial. With just a few supplies you will be making closet and drawer sachets with essential oils. These would even make great little DIY gifts for friends and family.
DIY Lavender Sachets
These DIY essential oil sachets smell great, make you feel great, and protect your linens from moths and musty smells all at the same time!
Sachet Supplies Needed:
- Cotton Rounds
- Essential Oils- Lavender and Lime work well
- Small Organza Bags (these can be found at the craft store or etsy shops)
I chose these simple supplies because they make everything so easy and they work so well in dresser drawers.
Instead of using essential oils and cotton rounds, you could choose to use organic lavender buds. While dry lavender is lovely too, I find that the lavender scent is just stronger and more effective from the concentrated essential oils.
You can, of course, chose to make your own draw string sachet bags from scratch with muslin or linen fabric and beautiful lavender ribbon. In fact it is a great little sewing project for scrap fabric. However, I wanted to keep this a simple craft accessible for everyone to make sachets without sewing. That’s why I used an organza lavender bag I got off Amazon to make my homemade lavender sachets.
How To Make Lavender Sachets:
Grab your supplies and head to a counter. Start with your cotton rounds and essential oils. (I always choose to use Young Living because they are 100% pure and are very concentrated so a little goes a long way!)
I placed 2 drops of Lavender on one cotton round and 2 drops of Lime on another cotton round for my linen drawer. Depending on the size of your drawer or closet, you can add a few drops more. For my walk in closet, I used 10 drops of essential oils on each cotton round.
You may think I chose lavender essential oil because it smells so good and you’d be partially right. That is certainly important to me but I also like that lavender has relaxing aromatherapy qualities and antibacterial properties. What’s more? I chose lavender essential oil because it is a natural bug repellent and so great for keeping moths and spiders away. Lime essential oil is also thought to be effective fore repelling bugs, particularly spiders.
Once you have added the oils to your cotton rounds, grab a sachet bag and place your cotton rounds inside through the open side of the pouch. Cinch it up and hang on a hanger or place on a closet shelf! That’s it! Easy right? Plus, they look cute. That is a nifty little bonus of the pretty organza bags. These lavender drawer sachets are perfect for everything from the sock drawer to the bath towel drawer or shelf. They are the perfect way to freshen scents, kill bacteria, and repel bugs.
I hope you enjoyed learning to make your own lavender sachets. These lavender sachet bags would be great little additions to Easter baskets (for tweens/teens) since Easter is around the corner! You can even place one of these beautiful sachets inside your pillow case as a great way to make sleep inviting and have sweet dreams.
If you want to try some different scents with your handmade sachets, here are some other essential oil combinations that smell nice in closets and work as bug and moth repellent:
-Lemon and Peppermint
-Orange and Lavender
-Cedarwood and Spearmint
-Tea Tree and Rosemary
Do you think you will give these homemade closet and drawer sachets a try? These little lavender sachets are so easy to assemble and the hint of fragrance lasts for quite a while! You can easily refresh the scent by just adding a few more drops of lavender to the same cotton round pads.
Keep your closet smelling lovely and fresh all year long with these DIY Essential Oil Sachets. Let me know what you think #familyfocusblog!