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    I have a little book, published about 1866, of household hints and there are a few recipes for herbal/floral sachet mixtures - usually with a spice to fix the fragrance. (some of the amounts are in drachms and grains! and some of the ingredients are not around today except in synthetic form - e.g. musk and civet).

    The sachets were used for practical purposes such as keeping moths and other insects out of cupboards and drawers so the instructions are usually to "put in little linen bags" - but I've used muslin/fine calico bags which are sold in some shops for bouquets garnis.



    (Sorry about the pic - mobile phone and elec. light)

    The mixture which the book describes as Lavender Scent Bags is lavender flowers with a tiny amount of other herbs and spices which enhance the lavender fragrance.

    The other is a Perfume Against Moths which is a mix of herbs including Tansy and Southernwood with crushed cloves.
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  • #2
    Sorry about what - your photos are fab. I really like those sweet.
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    • #3
      Very quaint and really nice packaging, spot on! x
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      • #4
        These look great and you've no need to apologise, if this is a poor photo then please don't look at mine!! lol. xxx

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        • #5
          Lovely. I bet they smell yummy too

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          • #6
            These bring back bad memories. I was brought up by my grandmother who put lavender bags ion all the drawers including mine. As a young boy, going to school smelling of lavender was not a ood thing and didn't do my street good any good but do you think I could convince my grandmother? Could I heck

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            • #7
              Adding just a touch of a couple of herbs and crushed carraway seeds gives the lavender a lift - the tansy mix won't be to everyone's taste but it is effective.
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