A while back a friend of mine gave me some cute little tea bag like lavender laundry sachets for the dryer from Trader Joes. Each was good for about 5-7 dryer loads before the paper bag started to get really worn, and I was down to my last one. I went online to Etsy.com to see if I could buy some fabric ones, but then…lightbulb… I remembered I had everything I needed to make my own! I had purchased a 10 pack of these Bouquet Garni bags on amazon…had planned to use them for soups but they have just been knocking around in my pantry. I also bought food grade lavender a while back, as I was going to experiment with it, so I had that on hand as well. I dug out my sewing machine… which was coverered in dust…but still works….a holdover from my former crafty days. Here is what I did:
- Pull out the drawstrings from the bags.
- Fill each bag with 3 Tablespoons of lavender.
- Sew them closed…make sure you get the edges closed so the lavender stays put.
Now that was easy! On Etsy it says they will last a few months each and to store the extras in a sealed jar to maintain freshness. I tucked them all in one of these blue mason jars I scored at a garage sale last weekend and they are now in my laundry room. I leave the one I am currently using right in the dryer and give it a little squeeze before I put the clothes in to dry…helps release the lavender scent.