Earlier this year, we were sitting in the studio and were thinking about creating a new twist on the traditional lavender sachet. There is lots of history on the sachet. Lavender sachets can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty in China where they were worn around the waist and thought to ward off evil spirits. In the 19th century, sachets were used in Europe to induce sleep.
Fast forward to 2017. This little herb-filled pouch is such a mainstay item to be used as a quick and simple gift or to have in the home to make daily life a little sweeter. And so we went about modernizing the design. Our version is 6" x 6" - more of a pillow than a little package. It fits in your hands nicely and is easy to carry and see. This gives the item a beautiful presence anywhere it is placed and well as increases the amount of sweet lavender inside. We sew these little pillows from our remnant linens in all kinds of colors which give it a fresher look and reduces textile land fill. There are so many ways to enjoy a lavender-filled pillow. Here are a few of our favorites:
Get some rest
Lavender sachets are great sleep aids. Putting them in your pillowcase or as far as your bedside table helps you rest peacefully and wake up to fresh-smelling air. It is very common to microwave lavender sachets (1-2 minutes depending on the microwave) to enhance the smell and your relaxation.
Spruce up the place
Need a refresher? Stick a sachet in your drawers, between the sheets, under the pillow or even on the bedside table to infuse the air with lavender scent. I have one on my bedside table and often get a small sniff of lavender when first waking up. It's a gentle and a very personal luxury. Highly recommend!
Afraid of moths getting your clothing this fall and winter? The lavender scent helps repel them. It is particularly good for keeping hungry moths away from your clothing as well. For this, keep the sachet in your clothes drawer or hang it in your closet. Tip: make sure you keep your space clean in general, as the lavender won’t kill pre-existing pests.
I think the lavender-filled pillow is about to enjoy a renaissance because it is just so lovely and such an unexpected pleasure. How would think that a 6" x 6" lavender pillow could pack so much goodness?
In the month of September, every purchase will receive of these Sophie Lavender-filled Pillows.