DIY: Lavender Sachets |

DIY: Lavender Sachets

Rustina April 4, 2023

By Rustina, Contributing Writer


Have you ever opened a drawer and a beautiful herbal scent hits your nose making you instantly smile? I love that moment! Nice herbal scents make instantly feel better. I love adding these to drawers, closets, bathrooms – wherever I can! Adding new scents for each season (like when spring cleaning) gives a fun and fresh feeling.

What are the benefits of herbal sachets?

Besides the uplifting moment that the wave of herbal scent has on someone, there are more benefits to using herbal sachets. 

  • Each herb has its own aromatherapy benefit such as calming, invigorating, uplifting, aphrodisiac (more about herbs will be shared below the directions)
  • Some repulse insects like mosquitoes, moths, or ants
  • Some deter mice

How to Make a Lavender Sachet


  • Dried lavender buds
  • Small lightweight fabric bags (like linen or cotton)



Step 1: Add 1 – 2 tbsp of dried lavender to a bag, or fill ½ full (depending on size). 

Step 2: Tie the bag tightly. 


How to use the sachet:

These sachets can be put in drawers, closets, and cabinets, or just placed around rooms to make them smell good and help repel pests.  They can also be set in a pot of boiling water to give a natural home scent.

Optional additions or substitutes


Here are some other herbs that have great “air” benefits:

  • Mints – refreshing, boosts energy, eases headaches
  • Lemongrass – bug repellent, snake repellent, said to promote self awareness
  • Rosemary – helps with focus
  • Cinnamon bark – relaxing, reduces stress, and deters ants
  • Lilacs – balancing and calming
  • Sage – stimulate and clarify the mind
  • Basil – nerve calming, refreshing
  • Patchouli – aphrodisiac, bug repellent
  • Cedar bark – mice deterrent and enhances concentration 


If you don’t have dried herbs on hand, you can use 10 drops of an Essential Oil on a piece of fabric. Be sure the essential oil does not come in contact with any fabric you don’t want to risk getting an oil stain on. Read more about essential oil safety in How to Use Essential Oils Safely with Children


Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and nothing in this post is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure anything. If you have questions, please do your own research or seek advice from a health professional.

Have you ever used herbal sachets? What is your favorite one?

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Rustina started studying herbs and natural living after allopathic medicine was unable to provide answers or support when she needed it. She is continually working on learning more and improving her and her family’s health, diving in and researching any topic. A love of learning led her to homeschool and begin working from home. She now spends each day with her husband and four sons as they travel on their home education journey together. She is thankful for the opportunity to write about these interests and passions for Earthley Wellness and Modern Alternative Mama.

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