August 27th, 2013

These dreams are THAT good

by Julie Hirt

Ahh… Lavender sachet’s.  I didn’t plan on blogging about these, but what the hey.


A few weeks ago I started using lavender spray* on my sheets.  I’ve never used it before and the last two weeks I’ve had massively vivid dreams that I actually remember.  It’s kind of crazy and I think it’s from the lavender. Thoughts on that?

Since I’ve become addicted to the scent at bedtime, I decided to make a sachet for my pillow (ie: lay sachet directly on my face!).

There are oodles of cute examples on Flickr and I’m sure you can figure out how to make these, but here’s what I did:

Dried lavender
Two 4″ squares of linen or other loosely woven material
4″ Decorative ribbon
Optional: Ribbon for hanging


  • Attach decorative ribbon to a square by stitching down each side of the ribbon.
  • Place the two linen squares together, right sides facing.
  • Optional: Fold your 2nd ribbon in half and place between the two squares.  The bulk of it between the squares; raw edges of all pieces face out.
  • Sew a 1/4″ seam all the way round leaving a 1″ hole for turning.
  • Turn it right side out and fill with lavender.
  • Hand stitch the hole closed.


*Lavender spray. Make your own because it’s waaaaaay freaking cheaper than buying it.  There are tons of variations out there on the interwebs.  Basically you mix 10  drops of essential oil with a tablespoon of vodka or rubbing alcohol (these mix with the oil, while water doesn’t).  Then mix with about a cup of water.  There you go. Cheap linen spray. You can make bigger batches and adjust the drops to your preference.

I purchased my dried lavender and the ribbons on Etsy.  Etsy is my weakness.

Hope my family likes lavender.  The 3 cups I bought will probably make a dozen of these.



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13 Responses to “These dreams are THAT good”

  1. I am getting sleepy just reading this, lol. I will have to try making this! I just contemplated buying some of this spray and decided it WAS a little pricey. Good timing.

  2. Love lavender! I keep spray by my bed and when I have trouble sleeping, a quick spritz and I soon fall asleep. i will have to try making my own spray. I should also look into making my own oils. I grow quite a bit of the stuff in my gardens.

  3. Very cool! Would make fantastic gifts!

  4. your are too funny!! that’s a lot of great info!! thanks! I love lavender.

  5. I think I need to give Lavendar a try as i don’t usually sleep well. This is a great idea and thanks for the recipes.
    xo jan

  6. Those are so pretty. I have lavender in my herb garden because it is my favorite scent (well maybe it is tied with ginger). I should dry it to make some myself.

  7. Cute!! Thanks for sharing your recipe for the spray too. I will give it a try!
    Where do you get your dried lavender BTW?

  8. Love the combination of linen and lace of your sachet! I must try the homemade lavender spray also – thanks so much for sharing!

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