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    Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has any ideas/suggestions - I'm thinking of making some fragranced sachets, but as lavender isn't my favourite fragrance, would it work if I put wadding/stuffing in the sachets which had some drops of a nice-smelling oil on them? Or if anyone has other suggestions for things to put in sachets I'd like to hear those ideas too!

  • #2
    Just a thought - would oil eventually soak through and mark the fabric. Not that you would put that much on I suppose. Just thinking aloud - sorry, but I know what you mean about Lavender.
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    • #3
      How about using fragrant herbs like lemon thyme which smells lovely and fresh.

      Or what about using pot pouri - you can get it in loads of different fragrances so I'm sure you'll find one or two that you like.
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        I love the smell of rosemary. I'm not sure how long dried mint would last but it is a lovely fresh smell.

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        • #5
          Just a thought but what about aroma beads. They are like tiny plastic beads and you put them in a jar and add candle fragrance oil and let them soak o/night, I think not sure, until all the oil has gone. You could put those in the sachets they are lovely for scenting cars, drawers, wardrobes etc. I saw some for sale on Ebay recently.
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          • #6
            Many thanks for your replies, and I will be trying some of the scents suggested. I bought some filling in town today and will put some oil on to see how that works and if it does stain the material. In the meantime I will be on the lookout for larger quantities of potpourri and lavender too (as lots of people like it, even if I don't!).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steffi View Post
              Just a thought but what about aroma beads. They are like tiny plastic beads and you put them in a jar and add candle fragrance oil and let them soak o/night, I think not sure, until all the oil has gone. You could put those in the sachets they are lovely for scenting cars, drawers, wardrobes etc. I saw some for sale on Ebay recently.
              I think that's a really good idea as the aroma beads keep the fragrance for longer. I think if wadding were to be used, the fragrance would soon vanish. I've experimented with lots of different fillings for sachets but I always ensure there is some kind of 'fragrance fixer' in them.
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              • #8
                I have made scented sachets in the past using that method- i put a little oil on the wadding before stuffing it in the fabric shape and that seems to work nicely- it didnt mark the fabric (as long as there is not too much oil on the wadding) and the scent is still going.
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                • #9
                  That's useful to know - I've been making items with lavender in them (personally I love it - especially when fresh!) but I'm running out of lavender! I have some lovely fragranced oils and was wondering if I could use them instead. Might try some on wadding and have a look out for the fragrance beads.
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                  • #10
                    Just had a look on ebay and aroma beads seem like a good idea. But the only seller is quoting £20 (including postage) for a kilo. Don't think I want that much! Anyone know of any other suppliers? I googled but only got american companies! :rollseyes:
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Recycled Bag Lady View Post
                      Just had a look on ebay and aroma beads seem like a good idea. But the only seller is quoting £20 (including postage) for a kilo. Don't think I want that much! Anyone know of any other suppliers? I googled but only got american companies! :rollseyes:
                      I used an American company for my aroma beads http://www.aromabeadsonline.net/unscented_beads.htm the lady that runs it is really helpful and friendly, her prices are really reasonable and she doesn't overcharge on the postage, which makes a pleasant change
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                      • #12
                        Aroma beads

                        Can't help you with finding a supplier but I do think it's a lovely idea. Small sachets would be nice sewn into bag linings wouldn't they? Please post back if you find any.
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                        • #13
                          Some great ideas, and plenty to think about! I made 2 sample sachets this afternoon - one made with a strawberry fabric with strawberry oil on the wadding (smells gorgeous....) and another with lavender oil. My main worry was the oil coming through onto the fabric, but so far so good. So I'll keep an eye on these sachets for now to see how long the fragrance lasts for...... In the meantime I'll be looking into aroma beads, and the best place (possibly Ebay) to get dried lavender. The only problem there is I have no idea how much 500g or 1kg actually is!!

                          And Poppy4lee, I'm just wondering what 'fragrance fixer' is?

                          Thanks everyone.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mrs shneebly View Post
                            And Poppy4lee, I'm just wondering what 'fragrance fixer' is?

                            Thanks everyone.
                            A fixative is something that prolongs the life of the fragrance. Aroma beads soak up the fragrancing oils and prevent them from evaporating too quickly, so they kind of 'fix' the fragrance. There are loads of different types of fixative like orris root, sandalwood and glycerin but aroma beads seems to work really well in sachets. On the link I gave you the unscented, uncoloured beads are only $2.80 per lb and she also sells scented beads and fragrance oils - it's worth a look even if it's just for a bit of inspiration.
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                            • #15
                              There is a seller on Ebay that often sells them in auctions, she also has a website sensoryperfection, I know that on the website she does different amounts and if you order over £10 Uk mainland postage is free (I think!). Her oils are great too as I have ordered from her in the past when I dabbled in making wax melts.
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