Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and for good reason – it’s versatile with many great benefits. Today, I’ll show you how to make DIY lavender-scented bags so you can add this calming scent to your drawers.
With a little dried lavender potpourri and lavender essential oil, you’ll be surprised at just how easy to make these calming lavender-scented bags are. There’s no sewing involved either!
What You’ll Need to Make Lavender-Scented Bags:
- lavender essential oil
- dried lavender leaves and flowers – I use mine from my gardens, but you can order online
- small organza bags – you can get these at a dollar store or order online. There are multiple options here)
I clipped many of my lavender plants to make dried bouquets of lavender this fall. I used some of these to make my lavender-scented bags. If you have lavender plants at your house, even in winter you can find dried flowers and leaves on the plants that you can bring inside and make a potpourri out of.
Take off the needle-like leaves and flowers and place them in a bowl. Even doing this smells wonderful!
The lavender oil stays on the plant for a long time, even when it’s dried, it smells wonderful. To boost that aroma though, I like to add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the dried potpourri.
Mix that around a bit and put about a half a cup full in your organza bags. Close the bag and that’s it – your lavender-scented bags are done!
I like to use mine as an underwear drawer potpourri sachet. You can easily boost the scent of these after some time by simply adding another drop or 2 of lavender essential oil.
These easy DIY lavender-scented bags make wonderful homemade gifts too. Because they’re so easy, you can even get the kids to help. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, this would make a a perfect gift for Mom or Grandma. You could also gift these as baby shower favors or even include with a “Get Well” card. These lavender-scented bags are a wonderful way to boost someone’s day. Do you use lavender essential oil? What’s your favorite way to use it?
Here’s a few other DIY bath and beauty products that use lavender essential oil:
I have heard so much about essential oils but have never tried them. I’m thinking I need to give you tutorial a go and give essential oils a try.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
We used to have a lavender bush in our front yard. I do miss looking at those pretty purple flowers.
Lavender is one of my wife’s favorite scents. This would be good for the kids to make for her for Mother’s Day!
Ah yes – PERFECT for Mother’s Day!!!
I love the idea of making my own DIY Lavender scented bags, these could be placed in a car for a wonderful scent or maybe in a room for relaxing as I have heard great things about lavender being a scent that relaxes people.
I make these too and they smell so good. I generally tuck a few in with my clothes.
How long does the smell of one batch last? How many days before it starts fading?
An intense smell lasts a few days. A lingering smell lasts over a month. I add a drop or 2 of oil to my bag monthly to keep the scent strong.