Our Premium Sachets are perfect for gift giving, baby showers or decorating a holiday tree.
By definition, a sachet is a small cloth scented bag filled with herbs, potpourri, or aromatic ingredients. It's also referred to as a sweet bag, perfume cushion, smelling cushion, fragrant bag or pomander.
The use of sachets dates back to Chinese during the Han Dynasty in 210 A.D., serving as an ornament worn on the body and used to absorb sweat, repel insects and ward off evil. In medieval times is was referred to as a 'plague-bag' and worn around the waist or neck to ward off disease.
Our Premium Herbal Sachets are filled with either our Restful Dreams Blend, Pleasant Dreams Blend or %100 Lavender...all designed emit a lovely fragrance that may help aid you on your quest for a night of peaceful slumber. If you have allergies to plants in general, or have any sort of reaction to your Herbal Sachet, cease use immediately.
Clothing & Construction Details:
Each of our Herbal Sachets is handmade, just for you.
Measures approximately 3" x 5" when completed.
Any variety of fabric may be used to create an Herbal Sachet...and you may send in your own for the project if you wish. All submitted fabrics should be cleaned prior to sending them to us. If you decide to use your own fabric, an email will be sent advising you of instructions for sending your material to Lavender Way.
Shipping Charges: Due to the custom nature of our products, it's not possible for us to determine accurate shipping costs when you place your order. Once your item(s) is/are ready to send out, we'll email you a PayPal invoice for the actual shipping charges. There are no handling or other extra fees...you only pay what it costs us to send your order, and we'll pick the least expensive way possible for you. Your order will ship as soon as payment for shipping charges is received.
Herbal Blends - Pillow & Sachet Filling
Restful Dreams Recipe: Roses - When Cleopatra invited Mark Anthony to her palace, she had the floors covered knee-deep in rose petals, such was her belief in the romantic powers of their perfume. Mugwort - Europeans once believed this aromatic herb would bring good and vivid dreams. Mugwort leaves have a sage like smell. Sweet Marjoram - Once the plant that sanctified marital bliss, as its name suggests, a gentle, subtly perfumed calming herb. Hops - Hops have a long reputation as a sedative and as a preservative to brewers. Per Jim Long of Long Creek Herbs "This is the very best blend for people who have difficulty sleeping or suffer from nightmares."
Pleasant Dreams Recipe: Roses - When Cleopatra invited Mark Anthony to her palace, she had the floors covered knee-deep in rose petals, such was her belief in the romantic powers of their perfume. Mugwort - Europeans once believed this aromatic herb would bring good and vivid dreams. Mugwort leaves have a sage like smell. Lavender -In the Middle Ages, Lavender was thought to be an herb of love. Lavender has modest abilities as a medicinal herb and has been used to relieve headaches and revive those with "nervous languor". Sweet Marjoram - Once the plant that sanctified marital bliss, as its name suggests, a gentle, subtly perfumed calming herb. Mint - This herb, fresh or dried, is an excellent aromatic. "The Smelle rejoiceth the heart of man," wrote sixteenth century herbalist John Gerand.
Lavender Pillow & Sachet Filling
Lavender, Lavendula officinalis is an herb that's very special to us here at Lavender Way... according to Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (© 1987 by Rodale Press, Inc.) "The power of smell invokes some of our strongest and fondest memories." According to herbalist Dorothy Hall, Lavender is perfect for those who have trouble sleeping because their mind is too active. Peter Holmes, L.Ac., M.H indicates that it's relaxing and helps calm the mind. Mothers throughout history have used it as a component of nightly baths in hopes of generating a night of peaceful slumber for both baby AND mother. What better herb, then, to use to fill our Dream Pillows?
All the Lavender we use to fill pillows, sachets and other products is 100% organic, no pesticides used. Photo at left courtesy Beth Cone Cramer at Revere Magazine.