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Are you gearing up for spring cleaning? One of the best ways to clean your home and make it smell fresh is to add a hand made sachet to all your closets and drawers! Making a sachet is easy, but what do you use for filling? Below are 5 great spring inspired potpourri recipes perfect for filling those sachets.

homemade sachet recipes with potpourri

When you think of spring, what comes to mind? For me, I instantly think of beautiful and fragrant spring flowers. Floral scents are the perfect focus for spring sachets. My favorite scents to use are rose, lavender and chamomile. All my spring sachet potpourri recipes include one of these three flowers.

The Basics

Use High Quality Ingredients

When creating potpourri, one of the most important aspects is the quality of your ingredients. When using lavender buds, dried rosemary, rose petals and other organic material, it’s important to use the best quality you can find. This will give you the cleanest and the nicest fragrance.

I use essential oils in the all the recipes below. If you decide to use essential oil, be sure to use high quality oils. I buy all my oils from Simply Earth. They offer therapeutic grade essential oils at a great price point. Be sure to practice caution whenever using essential oils.

Each sachet recipe also includes rice. I add rice as a carrier for the essential oils. When massaged, the fragrance from the oil is released. This gives life to the sachet when the organic aspects of the potpourri begin to lose their scent. The rice also serves as a weight to the sachet.

Picking Out a Sachet

Be sure that the sachet you are using is made of linen or cotton fabric. These materials allow for air flow and the scent comes through more easily. Cotton and linen are also natural materials that are better for the environment.

Sachets are easy to sew by hand. If you are interested in sewing your own, head on over to A Modern Homestead, where I have a great tutorial on how to sew your own sachet (plus a lavender potpourri recipe!) If you don’t have the time, or the skill, to sew your own, they are always available for purchase online. You can also find them at most craft stores as well.

lavender and rosemary scented sachet filling non-toxic and homemade

Lavender Rosemary

Lavender and rosemary make great companions. Their smell truly compliments one another, and it delivers an incredibly fresh and uplifting scent.

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Lemon Lavender

One of my favorite drinks during the summer is lavender lemonade. The lemon and lavender combination not only tastes good, but smells good too!

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lavender and lemon scented sachet for non-toxic at home fragrance

Related: Lavender Linen Spray

Rose Vanilla

Rose is such a soft and beautiful scent. It is one of the most expensive essential oils on the market. As such, I suggest using dried rose petals instead. Vanilla is a complimentary scent, also soft and sweet.

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Rose, Roman Chamomile and Clary Sage

Roman chamomile offers a light fragrance that smells similar to apples. Clary sage has a very distinct smell that not everyone enjoys. However, in small doses, it compliments chamomile and promotes relaxation. Rose is added as a soft and lovely addition to the potpourri.

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rose petals added to hand sewn sachets for non-toxic scents

Rose, Geranium and Chamomile

Rose, geranium and roman chamomile are all florals. These scents are very sweet, but blend well together. They smell just like spring to me, and I really love this combination.

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Final Thoughts

When mixing each combination use a metal spoon and mix all the ingredients completely. Be sure to allow your nose to be in charge. These spring sachet potpourri recipes are meant to be enjoyed. So be sure to remember that all the combinations above are merely suggestions. Add as much of each scent as you would like and have fun with it!

DIY Homemade potpourri recipes perfect for spring