Using homegrown herbs or a few from your local market, make silky sachets to keep in your yoga space and fill the air with rich, relaxing aromas. This will make your relaxation room an even more therapeutic space. For this DIY, you need sachet bags, ribbon flowers, a needle, thread, scissors, elastic bands, paper bag, ribbon, Orris Root powder, lavender essential oil, and lavender flowers.
Cut the lavender flowers at the base of the stem, just above the foliage.
Fasten small bunches of the flowers together with an elastic band.
Hang the lavender upside down to dry for 2 to 4 weeks.
Once the lavender is dry, lay down a sheet of parchment or wax paper to catch the falling buds.
Run your fingers down the stiff stem, and the flowers should come off easily.
Gather the flowers into a bowl (my recipe works with ¼ cup of flowers, so adjust according to your quantity).
Stir ¼ teaspoon of Orris Root powder into the lavender flowers. (It’s a natural fixative that helps the flowers retain scent.)
Mix 3 drops of lavender essential oil into the bowl using a spoon.
Pour the mixture into a paper bag (it has to be paper, so the lavender can breathe).
Allow the lavender to cure for two weeks.
Once it’s ready, you can make your sachets. Sew a flower onto the sachet just below the drawstring.
Fill the sachets with lavender, and draw the strings close. Tie into a bow.
Place the sachets around your room, hanging them from ribbons or dropping them into drawers.