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Video: Homemade Scented Sachets: 3 Fresh And Fragrant Recipes
"Tell me what your house smells like and I'll tell you who you are. »If you like to feel clean and fresh in your own home but are also environmentally conscious and don't want to use chemicals, we have plenty of alternatives for you. After we have already explained to you how to make your own shower bombs, eco-friendly laundry, fragrant twisted candles, today we present you the DIY scent sachets to flavor your cabinets and cupboards and remove the stagnant smell from your laundry. once and for all.
How to make scent sachets - the solution for your wardrobe, kitchen, bathroom?
The winning weapon in the fight against unpleasant home odors can be hidden in your kitchen drawers. Scent sachets made with materials you have on hand can indeed replace almost any odorous item you buy in the store. A well-made DIY pouch does the same thing as each of these products: makes everything smell better.
Synthetic flavorings in some cases have a toxic effect and can wreak all kinds of havoc on your body. So, think “green” and prepare your own flavored sachets to drive away bad smells from all corners of the house! Next, we'll explore in a little more detail all the ways you can use them in place of other perfume pieces.
DIY aromatic sachets for cabinet with rice
Scent pouches boil down to three basic things: a scent, a scent "carrier" and something to put the "carrier" in. The tutorial below will show you how to make at least 5 small bags full of fragrant rice.
- essential oils of your choice
- 1 cup uncooked rice
- empty tea bags / small textile bags / paper muffin cups
- your favorite dried flowers, citrus peels, spices, dried aromatic herbs
How to do ?
1. Pour the rice into the container. Add about 20 drops of essential oil and mix well.
2. Then use a spoon to scoop up the fragrant rice and transfer it to the tea bags or fabric bags. Close with ribbon.
Indeed, there are several things you can use in place of rice, including:
- dried corn kernels
- dried herbs
- plain oats
- cotton balls
Scent combinations to try in DIY sachets
- orange, lemon and lime essential oil for a fresh and stimulating scent
- rosemary and mint for better concentration
- lavender and lemon to relax
- cinnamon and nutmeg - great fall fragrance for your car
- chamomile and bergamot - a good combo for relieving anxiety
Potpourri bags for do-it-yourself laundry
Homemade potpourri style sachets are perfect for cooling confined spaces like wardrobes and dressers. Making your own scent bomb is as easy as mixing herbs and dried flowers and adding essential oils to them.
What you need
For the potpourri
- sliced citrus
- eucalyptus branches
- essential oils
For the sachets
- small muslin drawstring bags
- acrylic paint
- ink pads
The potpourri ingredients will take a few hours to dry, so do that first. To do this, preheat your oven to 200 ° C. Cut the stems of the flowers, slice the citrus fruits very thinly. Then spread all the components on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for a few hours. You want your fruits and flowers to dry out but not burn, so keep an eye out. When it's ready, let cool completely.
Then cut the leaves of the eucalyptus. Mix everything in a glass jar.
Add 5-10 drops of each essential oil you want to use. Put the lid back on and gently shake the jar. Then, let the potpourri sit for at least two hours with the lid on, allowing the scent to penetrate the mixture.
Open the pot containing the potpourri. Using a spoon, fill your scent sachets. Pull the strings to close.
Decorate your bags using DIY or craft store-bought stamps and label them for gift giving.
Tip: If you have any leftover potpourri, pour them into a glass or wooden bowl and set it on a table or shelf. If the scent fades, simply spray with more essential oil.
What plants to use for potpourri?
In fact, you can use just about any aromatic plant. Be aware, however, that some specimens, like many herbs, have a more concentrated fragrance in their leaves than in their flowers.
Herbs: lavender, lemon balm, mint, rosemary, thyme
Flowers: gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), hyssop (Agastache spp.), Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), lilac (Syringa vulgaris), lily (Lilium spp.), Lily of the valley (Convalaria majalis), magnolia, peony (Peonia spp.), Rose geranium
Make scented wax sachets for the bathroom, car and more
What is a sachet of wax? It is a strong and natural air freshener made from soy wax or beeswax, dried flowers, herbs and spices, which is scented with essential oils. Unlike wax candles, sachets do not need to be heated to release their aroma. These DIY shelves are a creative option for deodorizing small spaces such as closets and drawers, as well as powder rooms and cars. To refresh your clothes, remember to place first in a paper or textile bag so as not to leave oil stains!
Materials and tools
- 2 cups of soy wax flakes
- 100 drops of essential oils
- dried flowers
- dried fruit slices as beautiful accents
- spices (cinnamon sticks, anise stars, cloves, cardamom pods, pink pepper) - optional
- ribbon or string for hanging
- silicone molds
How to make wax tablets with essential oils?
Melt soy wax
A double boiler is the best way to melt soy wax. Fill a saucepan with 5 cm of water and bring to a gentle boil. Place the wax flakes in a heat-resistant container. Place in the saucepan and wait until the wax has melted. Stir every now and then to aid the process.
Remove from the heat and add the essential oils. Stir well to combine. Then distribute the wax in the silicone molds.
Decorate the scented sachets
Wait for the wax to cool down a bit. When it begins to set, sprinkle with dried herbs and flowers, spices, dried fruits and other decorations. Press gently to submerge.
Allow the tablets to cure at room temperature, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the heat and humidity in your home.
Unmold. Since wax sachets are quite delicate, handle them with care.
Finally, thread string or ribbon through each air freshener using a needle and tie a knot.
How to use aromatic tablets?
1. Put a bag in storage bins, shoe or hat boxes, drawers, baskets and lockers to avoid bad odors.
2. Place a bag in a cloakroom, in a guest room and under a rug to pamper your visitors.
3. Keep the bathroom air fresh by hiding a bag behind the toilet, under the sink, in a linen closet, or near the trash can.
4. Attach a sachet to the front of the refrigerator.
5. A scented tablet is used to flavor luggage during the trip.
6. Revitalize your workspace by placing a sachet in your desk.
7. In winter, place a bag on the heater or hang from the ceiling fan.
8. Pet areas smell best when you place a pouch near the litter box or in the sleeping basket.
9. Place a bag in your sock or laundry drawer.
10. Add a sachet when storing seasonal clothing.
11. Pouches are great for adding a fresh scent to a garage, basement or other storage areas.
12. Keep a bag where you store your hiking equipment or camping supplies.
13. Place a tablet under the sink in the kitchen.
14. Keep a bag in your dressing table drawer.
15. Hide a small aroma bag in the toilet paper roll to smell a fresh scent when you unroll it.
16. Slip a bag between your quilts.
17. Place a bag under your mattress or bed.
18. Keep a bag in the laundry basket.
19. Keep the laundry room cool and clean with pouches.
20. Put a scent tablet in a wreath on the door.
21. Hide a bag in an umbrella stand or newspaper rack.
22. Slide a pouch under a sofa or chair cushions.
23. Hide a bag in any moldy corner.
24. Keep a bag near smoky areas or near ashtrays.
25. Keep one in a gym or golf bag.
26. Cool down a home training area with a sachet.
27. Perfume your vehicle by placing sachets under the seats and carpets.
28. Keep a sachet between baby's diapers.
29. No more smell of sour milk! Put some under the child car seat.
30. Slip the bag into your purse or backpack.
31. Hide a bag behind the books in your library.
32. Use the scented sachets as pretty decorations.
33. Give pouches as wedding gifts.
34. Tuck the bag into a bouquet of flowers.
35. Add a shelf to your centerpiece.
36. Place pouches in a festive wreath or garland.
37. Add ribbon to a sachet to use as a DIY Christmas tree ornament.
38. Send with greeting cards.
39. Parties smell sweeter when you include a sachet in gift wrap.