Nontoxic Scented Sachets

Freshen up your living spaces with these fragrant potpourri medleys.

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Tip: Find the ingredients for your potpourri sachets at your local florist and natural health food store.   

5 3/4-cup sachets per recipe


Winter floral potpourri

  • 1 cup dried rosebuds
  • 1 cup dried chamomile flowers
  • 1 cup dried cornflowers
  • ½ cup dried lavender buds
  • ⅓ cup cedar wood chips
  • 10 eucalyptus leaves
  • 20 drops cedar wood essential oil
  • 10 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops rose geranium essential oil

Sweet dreams potpourri

  • 2 cups dried lavender buds
  • 1 cup dried rose petals
  • ½ cup dried cornflowers
  • ½ cup dried sage leaves
  • 6 makrut lime leaves
  • 4 dried tips of cedar branches
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops black spruce essential oil
  • 5 drops rose geranium essential oil


  • 10 4 x 4-inch muslin or organza sachets (or 5 sachets per recipe)


1. Choose either Winter Floral or Sweet Dreams. To a large glass bowl, add all dry ingredients and gently toss to combine.

2. To same bowl, add essential oils, distributing drops onto various dried herbs.

3. Transfer potpourri to a glass container with a tight-sealing lid and place in a cool, dark spot to infuse for 3 weeks or longer.

4. Using a canning funnel or large spoon, transfer potpourri into muslin bags. (TIP: Pack potpourri sachets loosely to allow for air circulation.)

5. Use sachets to freshen up spaces such as dressers, cars and bathrooms or even under your pillow! When needed, reinfuse with more essential oils and reuse. 

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