Critter Gone Sachet
1 cup cedar chips
1 cup lavender
ADD 1 tbsps coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cinnamon sticks
1/4 cup ground cloves
ADD 1/2 cup vermiculite (found in garden stores)
10 drops lavender oil

Use: Let mellow 1 week. Blend can be scattered on a rug, left for a day, then vaccum up. Leave blend in vacuum and get a shot of fragrance each time you vacuum. Pleasant to us....but not to bugs

Scented Herbal Bath Sachet

This gives a cleansing, soothing and gently fragrant bath which eases sore joints and muscular pains and promotes a good night's sleep. Cut out a piece of muslin or cheesecloth about 9 in (23 cm) square. In the centre of the square, heap 2 tablespoons each of dried valerian, sage and lovage leaves. Pull up the corners and tie the sachet together securely with strong thread. Place the sachet in the bathtub while running the water, or arrange to hang it in the stream of water. Sachets can be re-used, providing they are hung up to dry afier use.

Scented Herb Pillow

Soothes and relaxes, promotes restfuI sleep and gives a pleasant smell to the bedroom! Make a pdlowcase lining out of linen or hessian (burlap) and leave open at one end. Make up a stuffing by mixing dried herbs in the following proportions: 2 to 3 handfuls each of peppermint, sage, and lemon balm, along with 1 to 2 handfuls of lavender, dill, lemon thyme, tarragon, woodruff, red bergamot and rosemary, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of valerian. Fill the pillow loosely with the herbs, sew closed, and put inside a pretty and soft pillowcase before use.

Recipe #1.......
2 cups juniper berries (cedar or balsam needles)
1 cup peppermint leaves
1 cup winterberry leaves
1/4 cup spearmint leaves
1 tsp allspice
3/4 tbsp orrisroot
3 drops eucalyptus oil, optional

Recipe #2.....
1/2 cup geranium leaves
1/2 cup lemon verbena
1/2 cup dried lilacs
2 cup rose petals
1/2 tsp orrisroot

Recipe #3........
2 cups rose petals
1 cup sweet lavender
1/4 cup basil
1 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp orrisroot

Mix all ingredients together in a covered jar. Let is set for a week or so before making into sachets.

8 ounces dried orange blossoms
2 ounces shredded tangerine peel
2 ounces shredded lemon peel
1 ounce shredded orange peel
2 ounces shredded lime peel
2 ounces shredded grapefruit peel
4 ounces dried bee balm blossoms or 2 drops oil of bergamot
1 ounce powdered orris root

4 ounces dried orange blossoms
2 ounces dried apples (chopped)
1 ounce dried jasmine blossoms
2 ounces talcum powder (unscented)
1 ounce cornstarch
2 tablespoons salt
1 ounce shredded orange peel
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 ounce Orris root powder

2 ounces unscented talcum powder
9 ounces cornstarch
I ounce benzoin gum powder
4 ounces bee balm blossoms or 3 drops oil of bergamot
1 ounce shredded grapefruit peel

2 ounces unscented talcum powder
9 ounces cornstarch
1 ounce benzoin gum powder
4 ounces dried wintergreen leaves or 3 drops oil of wintergreen

Easy Lavender Sachet Combinations Sachets are very easy to do. You can make small pouches on the sewing machine of lace or other thin fabric. You can work with hearts or bears or other fun shapes for gift giving, also just go with circles or squares. Sew two pieces of fabric together (a nice size: 5X5 inch squares) but leave a small space to allow you to stuff the fabric. Invert the pouch. Stuff with any of the mixtures below. Hand sew the pouches closed.

You can add a drop or two of oil to each of these mixtures...not a drop or two to each bag, but about one drop per cup of dried material. It freshens it a little bit and makes the scent last longer. Use your judgement though. If you have some really fragrant dried flowers, don't add any oil as the sachets could be too strong.

Some Combinations:
Lavender alone, or a variety of lavenders for a richer complex scent. Try English Lavender and French Lavender, or if you are using a lot of lace for the sachets, pink, blue, white, and purple lavender for a prettier appearance.

Lavender Rose - Use 1 cup lavender to 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fragrant rose petals.

Lavender Mint - Use 1 cup lavender to 1/2 cup dried mint leaves.

Cinnamon Lavender - Use 1 cup lavender to 1 cup cinnamon bark pieces

Rosemary Lavender - Use 1 cup lavender to 1 1/2 cups rosemary

Lemon Lavender - Use 1 cup lavender to 1 cup lemon balm, lemon geranium, or lemon verbena

Clean Lemon Lavender - (This one always smells very fresh and "clean". Try adding it to your dryer to make the clothes smell wonderful, particularly during the winter when you cannot air dry.) 1 cup lavender, 1 cup lemon thyme, 1/2 cup lemon balm, 1/4 cup dried lemon peel

Any scented geranium works well with lavender in one to one proportions.

Chamomile Lavender - Use 1 cup lavender with 1 1/2 cups chamomile

Lavender Violet - This is a delicate sachet. 1 cup lavender 1 1/2 cups violet

dream pillows
Combine together in a bowl:
1 cup mugwort
1/2 cup rose petals
1/2 cup german chamomile
1/2 cup of sweet hops
1/3 cup lavender buds
1/3 cup catnip crushed
1/4 cup peppermint
Mix the ingredients together.Make cloth bags from a 5x12 inch piece of material and fill the bags with your mixture. Sew the top of the bag shut.
Sweet dreams! These make great craft fair items, inexpensive gifts or neat items for gift baskets.