I created a gift bag for a sachet, which will make great Christmas gifts. You might even keep some on hand for "unexpected" guest/gifts from friends.
And because I am a history buff, I wanted to share a little background about sachet's.
In Cultural history (from Wikipedia):
During the Chinese Warring States period a scented sachet was an ornament worn on the body and used to absorb sweat, repel insects and ward off evils. In the Han Dynasty both boys and girls wore sachets and in the Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty scented bags gradually became preferred only by women. A scented sachet became a love token in the Qing Dynasty.
In medieval Europe the sachet was known as a "plague-bag". These were generally worn around the neck, or dangled from the waist. It was believed that they provided protection against parasites and miasmata. These "sachets" contained sweet powders, aromatic calamus, benzoin, storax, galingale, cloves, and other fragrances from a herb or flower garden.
Queen Isabella of Spain used fragrant sachets consisting of dried rose and carnation petals, orris and calamus root, and other ingredients like powdered coriander seeds. In the nineteenth century a sachet filled with hops was called a "Pulvinar Humuli" and used by George III of Great Britain and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg to help induce sleep.
I find that bit of information so interesting, especially the uses. Remember, they didnt take daily baths back then, so they would need it!
In modern times, a small cloth bag filled with potpourri may be laid among garments in a dresser.
While mine is from s store in a paper bag, you could make your own. There are endless posts on Pinterest.
Here are the measurements, products used are at end of post.
Crumb Cake Cardstock - 8 1/2 x 11 (Bag Score @ 3", 8" on long side, @ 1", 7 1/2" on short side)
Very Vanilla - 1 x 11, and scraps for leaves and sentiments
Powder Pink - 1/8 x 8 1/4
Vellum - enough for flower about 1/2 a sheet
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