Diy Lavender Dryer Bags

by Destri on May 21, 2012

Diy Lavender Dryer Bags

Hello friends, happy Monday!  I have a great diy to start your week off right.  Years ago I bought a pack of Lavender Dryer Bags at a health food store and I loved them.  I tossed them in the dryer with my bedding and I swear it was like waking up in the south of France.  Okay, I’ve not been to the south of France, but in my dreams that is totally what it smells like.  My love affair continued until the little tea bags started breaking open in my dyer, which made quite the mess.

So like any good diy enthusiast, I decided to make my own sturdy version of heaven in a dryer that we call a lavender dyer bag.  It worked, and boy was it easy – like your two year old can make them easy.  Throw them in a jar with some pretty trimming, and you have the perfect last minute gift too.

Catch me after the jump and I will fill you in with how to make and use them!

How To Make Your Own Lavender Dryer Bags

Lavender Dryer Bag Supplies


  • dried Lavender buds – can buy at health food store or here’s some on Amazon
  • reusable cotton bags – I found mine by the tea in my health food store or here are some on Amazon
  • lavender oil (optional)

Lavender Bags Filled

Just take the little bags and fill them with about a 1/4 t0 1/2 cup of lavender buds, then cinch and tie a good tight knot.

If you want you can add a few drops of Lavender essential oil, but it is not necessary.

Lavender In Jar

Then store them in an air tight container.

For a gift, just put a few in a mason jar and wrap with some fabric, lace, or both and secure with fabric glue. Then top it off with some string and a little tag with the instructions.

How To Use Lavender Dryer Bags

  • throw in the dryer with clothes
  • good for up to 10 cycles
  • roll in palm of hand in between cycles to release aroma

After you have used up the lavender in the dryer, just sprinkle on the floor and then vacuum them up for a great aroma.  Then just refill the bags with lavender for more use.

Hope you have a chance to make these, they really do make your wash smell lovely.

Thanks for reading and have a great Monday!


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Missy May 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

Sounds great, do they help with static?


Robyn August 19, 2013 at 12:22 pm

For static, use a crumpled sheet of aluminum foil… it also helps with fluffing the clothes in the dryer… and the lavender dryer bag for the scent… :D


Kim Young May 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Ooooooooh, I love this. I am going to have to do this!


Angela May 22, 2012 at 7:18 am

Love this! I can’t figure out which one of your beautiful projects to do for teacher gifts! This is definitely an option, thanks!


Brytni Jade June 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Thank you ever and ever so much for sharing!!! I have more lavender in my garden than I know what to do with, and was looking for a birthday gift with a lavender theme for a friend! I can’t wait to give her some of these! THANK YOU!


Becky July 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I can;t wait to make these. I’ve been buying some at Trader Joes and they are so expensive. What a great tip.


Destri August 13, 2012 at 5:09 am

Thanks Becky!


LizaG February 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Me too Becky, I saved the lavender from the spent Trader Joe’s sachets because they are so expensive and the lavender is still good. Glad I landed on this site so I can just make my own, and that is a nice gift idea too.


Sharon November 14, 2012 at 10:15 pm

What other scents can you do?


Destri December 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Hi Sharon,
this is all i have tried but I am sure a quick google search would find all sorts of variations!


denise June 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm

for my personal use, I use my used up stockings, tie a knot on the end of one part and then fill, and then tie another knot at the top. I love the idea of the cotton bags, but I couldn’t figure out a way to recycle the stockings, they do last a long time! great smell for the bath towels.


Amy C August 15, 2013 at 2:59 pm

I love that idea – used stockings. Even more DIY, and recycling to boot. Thank you denise!


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