A typical summer day on a lavender farm is brimming with fresh lavender bundles, a lovely classic home decoration. Using the fresh dried Lavender buds are another way to bring the lavender aroma and lavender essential oils into your daily life. I’m always asked what to do with lavender buds and while there are many craft ideas, here’s a very simple way to utilize them – make scented “Lavender Chic Drawer Fresheners”. Use these to scent and freshen linens, towels, clothes and sneakers.
Here’s a picture of dried lavender buds that can be used alone, but you can add dried roses, chamomile, spearmint or any other dried herbs you want to make use of.
Use press and seal tea bags using an iron to seal the open edge or use empty tea bags with drawstrings. Small muslin bags are also an easy option.
Once you’ve gathered your dried lavender buds, add your particular essential oil or blend of essential oils, mix and place into the tea bags. How simple is that?
You can do a variety of blends for women’s lingerie such as lavender, geranium, or lavender with a touch of petitgrain or roman chamomile. Something playful for a child’s rooms like lavender, red mandarin and vanilla. Ahh –and don’t forget the men – they love cedarwood, sandalwood, bay rum, balsam fir and citrus. To help fight sneaker odor, I like to use tea tree, rosemary, sage, a bit of peppermint or citrus blends. Linens, towels, or stored clothing go with the freshness of lemon, lime, lemon myrtle, lavender and rosemary.
As a thoughtful gift for a friend, hostess or family, you can put these into pretty sachet bags, or you can easily make a stack of these for scenting towels and clothes in the dryer. If giving as a gift, a bit of creativity goes a long way – you can stamp an artsy monogram, or name, or a favorite color before filling. I recently made a stack and wrapped with raffia ribbons in school colors for a college kid for a dorm room – that was a hit!
Tuck these little treasures wherever you want a pleasant aroma to linger –