This idea comes from our friend Ashley Poskin. "Wax sachets are the perfect solution for people who love candles but for one reason or the other cannot burn them," she says. "They're simple to make in large batches, and great to keep them on hand for when you want to bring a friend a little something special, or to tie on top of a present to make it even more beautiful."
Essential oil combinations to try:
Relaxation: Lavender, chamomile, and vetiver
Stress reducer: Eucalyptus and spearmint
Refresh: Grapefruit, rosemary, and lemon
Energy: Wild orange and spearmint
"Cloves, dried oranges, and cinnamon bark are wonderful for the cozy winter months, while more delicate flowers such as lavender, lilac, and jasmine are nice for warmer months," Poskin adds. "The wonderful thing about crafting wax sachets yourself is that they are completely customizable—use only the fragrances you love."
To store, gently wrap the sachets in tissue paper and place in an airtight container. Once you hang the sachets they will last for about a month or two before the scent dissipates.You can continue to display the pretty piece, or it can be melted down and made into another sachet or candle.