Making your own essential oil sachets is an incredibly easy DIY project and they can make your closets and drawers smell so good! You simply place one of your homemade essential oil sachets in your closet and every time you open it, that lovely aroma wafts out gently.
Of course, essential oil sachets are not just for your closet. You can place them in your stationery drawer, kitchen cabinets or your linen cupboard too.
My favorite place to keep a couple of essential oil sachets is my lingerie drawer.
The important thing to keep in mind when making essential oil closet fresheners is to choose the right oil for the right purpose. You definitely do not want to keep a rosemary or eucalyptus essential oil sachet in your closet. These may be great for your kitchen cabinet but lavender, rose and other floral scents may be more appropriate choices for your closet.
Without further ado, let’s talk about how to make scented sachets with essential oils.
I’ve experimented with a few different ways to make different types of sachets with essential oils and these are the easiest by far.
If you are looking for an easy way to make your own essential oil closet freshners, you’re in the right place. Just pick one idea that you think is the easiest for you and go with it. Some do not even require any sewing.
How to Make Essential Oil Sachets with Cotton Balls in Muslin Bags
This is hands down the easiest option when you are looking for how to make essential oil sachets that require no sewing and can be made in a matter of minutes.
All you need are some muslin or mesh bags or any type of drawstring bags that have holes in them for ventilation.
Smaller bags work best, well they are daintier, but the size really doesn’t matter so don’t fuss over that aspect too much.
Put some cotton balls in a bowl or jar and add your chosen essential oils to soak them.
Let it sit for a bit so the cotton balls absorb the scent of the oils.
After a few minutes, transfer the cotton balls to the little drawstring bags that you’ve got and close up the bags.
That’s it! You’ve got your easy-peasy, no-sew, scented sachets with essential oils ready to be placed wherever you want.
One of the advantages of using this technique to make your own essential oil sachets is that you can easily open them to and add a few more drops of essential oil to the cotton balls as often as needed.
How to Make Essential Oil Sachets Using Fabric Pouches and String
Here is another way to soak cotton balls in the essential oils to make your own essential oil closet freshners.
This time, instead of putting the cotton balls into muslin bags or similar pouches, you are going to create simple fabric pouches.
Cut squares out of any scrap of fabric that you have at home. Using a more breathable fabric or a very fine fabric will give better results.
Place the pre-soaked cotton balls on the inside of the fabric squares, gather the fabric together, and tie it with a string.
This not only works great as a no-sew alternative, but you can easily open them to replace the cotton balls with new ones as often as needed.
How to Make Essential Oil Sachets with Fabric Pouches (Requires Sewing)
The final method for making your own essential oil closet freshners requires some amount of sewing.
This method works better when making sachets you don’t want to keep filling with newly-scented cotton balls. For instance, you may want to use this way of making essential oil sachets if you want to give them away as gifts.
Sewing them up gives them a nice professional look and the recipient doesn’t have to worry about anything falling out.
All you really need to do is cut two pieces of square fabric in the same size, and sew up 2 sides of the fabric together.
You can then fill the pouch you have made with your scented cotton balls or other scented material, and then sew up the other 2 sides of the pouch to close it up.
There you have it, three incredibly easy ways for anyone looking for how to make scented sachets with essential oils.
You can use any essential oils to scent your closet or drawer sachet DIY but there are a few recommendations that work particularly well.
For lingerie drawer or closet essential oil sachets – any oil that belongs to the floral family, such as lavender, geranium, rose, vanilla or jasmine.
For kitchen cabinet essential oil sachets – any oil that belongs to the herbaceous family, such as oregano, thyme, clary sage, rosemary or marjoram. Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and other oils from the spicy family are also a good choice for your kitchen cabinet.
For stationery drawer essential oil sachets – any oil that belongs to the citrus, floral or woody families go great. I strongly recommend choosing one oil and making that your signature stationery oil. That way, when anyone receives a handwritten note smelling of that scent, they will know immediately that it is from you. It adds a lovely touch.
My signature scent for my stationery drawer is vanilla and for my closet it is lavender.
How to make lavender sachets with essential oil is no different from how to make sachets with any other type of essential oil. You can use any of the three methods mentioned above.
Alternatively, you can get dried lavender florets in bulk and stuff them inside your pouch or bag instead of using cotton balls. Put a few drops of lavender essential oil on the florets and close up the bag as before.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. See Full Disclaimer here.