How to Dry Lavender and Make Sachets

Use lavender from the garden or store to make scented sachets for your dresser, nightstand, etc.

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Cut your lavender from the garden. If you don't grow any you can buy it from the store. I have bought some (for baking needs) at a loose leaf tea store.

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Tie bunches of lavender with elastics. Do about 5 stems per bunch, not too many as you don't want mould to form. Use an elastic to tie the bunches because as the lavender dries the bunches may shrink.

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I hung mine from a railing so I made loops on a string and put paper clips through the loops. I then put the paper clip through the elastics wrapped around the lavender and hung them upside down.

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Don't hang the bunches too close together, we want them to dry and not get mouldy. Hang in a dry place for a few weeks until dry. I hung mine for a few months and they were still very aromatic.

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Crumble the flowers off. Some people use a rolling pin but I did mine by hand to ensure I got all of the flowers.

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Use the stems for something like a fire starter in the fireplace or break the stems up and use them for the sachets as well. I broke them manually (time-consuming) but you could try a grinder.

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Get your tulle or something comparable for the sachets. I found this at Walmart but I probably used less than half of it.

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Cut a small rectangle of tulle. The size will depend on the amount of lavender you use. Experiment until you find a size that works.

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Cut a piece of ribbon to tie around the sachet. Once you find a length you like, pre-cut a bunch to have them ready.

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Put a bunch of lavender on the tulle.

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It's ideal to place the the lavender in the middle and gather the ends up but I found some pieces would fall through the tulle. Place a bunch of lavender near one end and roll it up a couple times.

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Gather the ends and pull up.

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Tie a ribbon around the satchel.

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They make great gifts! Place by your bedside, in your dresser and at work for a peaceful scent.

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If the scent gets weak rub the sachet to release more of the scent. You can also add essential oils but I haven't tried that.

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