Make a Laundry Sachet Made with Dry Herbs

Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Robbi, Lynn, Anonymous

Mothers like me always look for ways to save some money but still be able to maintain the quality that we provide to our families. Maintaining the cleanliness of what our family members wear everyday is one of our areas of expertise.

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Everything we need to clean our clothes is at the grocery store, but it shouldn't limit us from finding new ways to freshen up our laundry. Did you know that you can make your own laundry sachets using natural herbs which are very sustainable? This will not only save you money, but will also eliminate harsh chemical ingredients from factory made liquid detergents. This time, you will no longer settle with what the grocery offers you, because you can pick your own herb depending on the scent you like. These are very easy to make and even beginners won't have a hard time.

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What you need

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    Recycled fabric from old clothes, handkerchief, curtains etc.
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    A needle and thread of different colors
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    Fabric shears
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    Sewing machine (optional)
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    Dried lavender
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    Lavender oil (optional)
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Procedure

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    Pick your color.
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    From the fabric that you have gathered, pick the color that you wish to use and pick the thread that compliments it perfectly
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    More colors means more choices, so get all the fabric you can possibly recycle. Your sheets will not only smell so good, but they will look so nice as well.
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    Start sewing.
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    Cut two squares that are 4-5 inches on both sides, or bigger if you like
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    Sew three sides with the thread you have picked for the fabric and fill it up will the dried lavender on the open side (you can use a sewing machine if you desire). To make the scent last longer, you can add a few drops of lavender oil to the dried herbs.
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    Sew the last open side.
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    Your laundry sachets are now ready to be used
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    You can put one in your laundry basket and throw one in the dryer for every load. This can be used for up to 10 loads. If you notice that the smell is gone, you can just cut the thread from one side and fill it up with new dried lavender. Very easy and sustainable!
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Tips

  • You can use other herbs, such as rosemary, mint or sage, and pair them with a complementing essential oil.

Warnings

  • If you want to add a few drops of essential oil to your laundry sheets, make sure that you proceed with extra caution because they are flammable.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Lynn, Robbi, Geraldin Carniyan

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