Essentials Video: Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachet DIY

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Essentials Video: Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachet DIY

There’s something so fulfilling about getting the laundry completely put away and cleaned. What’s less than pleasant is pulling your favorite top out of drawer only to discover a musty smell. Use a simple Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachet to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean. Not only are these sachets easy to make (no expert crafting required), but they use the rich mint aroma with crisp eucalyptus tones of Balm Mint Bush essential oil to keep your clothes fresh and must-free.

Essentials Video: Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachet DIY

Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachet DIY

What you’ll need:

  • 6 x 12 in. piece of fabric
  • Hem tape
  • Ruler
  • ¼ cup Epsom salt
  • ½ cup white rice
  • 18-20 drops of Balm Mint Bush

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What you’ll do:

  • Fold your fabric to make a 6×6 in. square.
  • Cut hem tape for two sides.
  • Lay hem tape on the edges of the patterned side of the fabric.
  • Iron each side with tape for about 30 seconds.
  • Allow drying for about 30 seconds.
  • Turn the fabric out so the patterned side is facing outward
  • In a bowl, mix Epsom salt, rice, and essential oil.
  • Fill sachet with the desired amount of mixture.
  • Close final sachet edge with hem tape and iron for 30 seconds to
  • seal.
  • Place in a dresser drawer for a refreshing, crisp minty aroma.

 

53 thoughts on “Essentials Video: Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachet DIY”

    1. Honestly, this DIY would work well with just about any oil! Feel free to try it with one of your favorites or use mint, citrus, pine or floral oils.

  1. I made some of these Dresser Drawer No Sew Sachets. I use my own essential oil faves to make. I have made them for friends as well and they love them!

  2. This will be such a fun project to try with my niece. Never too early to get them interested in DIY oil projects 😉 Thank you so much for this.

  3. I just made these and I’m so happy to have a nice Scent in my musty closets! I made two with balm mint bush and one with sniffle stopper blend. I am excited to make some for the car too!

  4. What a fun idea. I have not tried hemp tape, I usually use stitch witchery for no sew projects. I don’t have balm mint bush, but there are plenty of other options. Now I have to get some hemp tape 🙂

  5. Awesome! I have an old piece of furniture that has that “musty” smell to it, I’m definitely going to be making some of these!

  6. Would any favorite oil scent work in place of Balm Mint or is there a specific reason for choosing that one? I don’t have that oil but have some other mints (peppermint, spearmint) if it needs to be in that family.

    1. Jennifer, we chose Balm Mint Bush for this recipe to coincide with our sale of the oil last week. However, you are more than welcome to use any of your favorite essential oils in a sachet! Mints are always a great choice for freshening up an area, but that’s not all! You can try citrus oils, floral oils, coniferous ones (like Pine and Spruce)…really, you can make this DIY with whatever essential oil you want 🙂

  7. This is a great idea. I wonder how well the small to medium empty cotton drawstring pouches would work also. I may give that a try since I have those on hand but no extra fabrics. Thanks PT for always giving great ideas!

  8. I made one of these last week using a cloth bag I already had and I love it! I bought Balm Mint Bush recently and had been looking for a reason to use it, this is perfect in my undies drawer.

    1. Ashley, there are a lot of different specific factors that contribute to how long the scent will last, but you can simply open the top back up and refill with essential oils when you want it to be stronger 🙂

  9. I do not care for lavender the scent of lavender, so lavender sachets have never appealed to me. Can’t wait to try this with the Balm Mint Bush. Thanks for sharing!

  10. May i know how often shld i be replacing the sachet? Or i can just keep refreshing it?

    Also.. so u think old socks and a string tied at the open end would work too?

    Thanks!

    1. You’ll notice when the scent begins to fade and you can refill it as you’d like 🙂 You are more than welcome to try your sock, too, and let us know how it turns out!

  11. With Spring Cleaning right around the corner, I’ll be making these to add to closets and drawers…and even one for under the seat of each or our cars!

    1. You’ll notice the scent fading after a couple of weeks, but it also depends on where you put it, what oil you use, and how thick or thin the fabric is. Once you want to refresh the scent, carefully cut open the top, add a few more drops, and you can use more hem tape to close it back up. An easier idea you might like is to close it back up tightly with some string 🙂

  12. This is great! I love to restore old furniture and sometimes the furniture can have some lingering odors just from age. These sachets should help a lot! I also use rice heating pads, can I add a few drops of oilvto these? What oils/synergies do you recommend?

  13. Could this be used in the dryer to help fragrance the clothes and house while drying? (Maybe only using rice … ) Thanks!

    1. We wouldn’t recommend using this in a dryer as it is made really just to sit in a nice spot 🙂 I can’t guarantee the hem tape will hold the sachet together when it is getting tossed and turned in the dryer and there is potential for a huge rice mess!

  14. I love this idea I’m definitely going to try with an empty sachet bag. Are there other fragrances that you recommend?

  15. Is there any concerns for oxidized oils after using and refreshing the sachets for a while? Is that even a concern in passive diffusion?

    1. Epsom salt, like the rice, just adds another medium for absorption. However, this DIY would work without the salt and simply using rice if you would prefer it done that way 🙂

  16. Such a cute idea! I can’t wait for my oil to arrive now all I need to do is get hem tape! About how long does the fragrance last?

    1. Rebecca, you can carefully cut the top off and use hem tape to seal it back up again! Or, if you want something more easy to refill, try closing the top up (after you’ve put in the rice/salt/oil mixture) with a tie, or use a velcro strip 🙂

  17. I can’t wait to try this! I remember my Mom and Grandmother having sachets in their dressers when I was young, but haven’t thought of that in years. I am going to make some this weekend!

  18. I love this idea. This is great idea for those of us that don’t sew. Is any fabric type better than another and how long do they last? I would think you could make up a few of these and also use them in your linen closet.

    1. Honestly, the fabrics used in this video are just scrap pieces we found laying around, so I feel like it’s safe to say that most, if not all, fabric would be great for this. More than the fabric, buying quality hem tape should be the priority here and ironing it really good so it sticks. The aroma in these satchets should last at least a few weeks, but you’ll notice when the scent begins to fade. You can carefully cut the top off, replace the oil as needed, then use the hem tape and iron it closed again. I hope this helps!

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