We often underestimate the power of our sense of smell. Scents bring back fond memories, remind us of specific people or places, and create an atmosphere that makes us feel good. This fall, we are going to try out some DIY sachet projects to bring the fragrance of fall to our home. And, thanks to Celestial Gifts muslin bags, these are no-sew sachets! Our favorite kind of project.
FALL SACHET BAG FILLERS – MIX & MATCH
Many sachet filler materials carry their own lovely scents, and you may be satisfied with those alone. If you want to amplify the scents, you can mix some of these materials and then spray or sprinkle them with essential oils.
Fir needles (fresh or dried)
Pinecones (fresh or dried)
Rosemary needles (fresh or dried)
Dried orange peel
Eucalyptus leaves (fresh or dried)
Cedar shavings (available at pet or farm supply stores—excellent for repelling moths)
Apple pie spice
Rice (rice is a great dried filler when you want to plump up your sachet bag, and is a quick and easy choice if you are using essential oils for scent)
ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS FOR FALL SCENTS
We recommend mixing 15-30 drops of essential oils using any of the combinations below. Use a carrier oil or fixative to help the scent last longer.
• orange, lemon & fir
• orange, cinnamon, clove, vanilla
• peppermint, fir, eucalyptus, tea tree, rosemary
• frankinsence, fir, juniper berry, bergamont
ASSEMBLING YOUR SACHETS
Mix your filler materials together while lightly spraying with your essential oil blend. You don’t want to get the filler materials too wet because your muslin bags will end up with stains on them. Remember, the essential oil blend is completely optional—you can make great sachets with the filler materials alone.
There’s no specific recipe for the essential oil blends. As you are mixing, smell the blend to see if you want to adjust the recipe. After you’re happy with the scent, make sure the filler materials are completely dry before moving onto the next step.
Scoop your scented materials into a Celestial Gifts cotton muslin bags. Cinch the top and you’re done! (Did we mention we love no-sew projects?)
WHERE TO USE SACHETS
Bathrooms & Powder Rooms
Hung on doorknobs or displayed in entrance areas of your home