Your garden may be good enough to eat, but those wonderful fragrances can be put to use on less fattening senses. Dried flowers and herbs tucked into bags and pillows have a fragrance that will let you travel back to the glory days of your garden. Herbs, especially, hold on to their fragrance. Use you sachets to scent a draw, the clothes in the dryer or tuck one under your pillow. They make great gifts too.
- Select or make a small bag with a somewhat open weave. Be sure to leave one side open, if you are making bags.
- Mix together enough dried herbs to fill the bag.
- If you’d like to enhance the scent, a few drops of essential oil can be added.
- Fill the bag with the flowers and herbs.
- Either sew or glue the bag closed, or tie the end tightly with ribbon or string.
- Enjoy. Rubbing the bag gently will further crush the herbs and release their fragrance.
- Good choices for sachets: lavender, lemon balm, lilac, mint, rosemary, roses, scented geraniums and thyme.
- You can enjoy your sachets in the bath too. Just let them float or tie a string just long enough to anchor them under the faucet.
- Holiday and seasonal fabrics help turn this simple sachet into a thoughtful gift.