Wednesday, April 6, 2016

AN OLD RECIPE FOR SCENTED BAGS FOR DRESSER DRAWERS

THIS IS AN OLD FASHIONED RECIPE FOR MAKING SCENTED BAGS FROM DRIED FLOWERS FROM THE GARDEN. A BYGONE CRAFT FOR SURE, BUT INTERESTING.

Making small perfumed scented bags for drawers
 Ingredients for various Sorts of these little Bags or Satchels.
For this purpose may be used different parts of the Aromatic Plants; as Leaves of Southernwood, Dragon-wort, Balm, Mint both garden and wild, Dittany, Ground-ivy, Bay, Hyssop, Lovage, Sweet Marjoram, Origanum, Pennyroyal, Thyme, Rosemary, Savory, Scordium, and Wild Thyme. The Flowers of the Orange, Lemon, Lime, and Citron Tree, Saffron, Lavender, Roses, Lily of the Valley, Clove-july-flower, Wall-flower, Jonquil, and Mace. Fruits, as Aniseeds, &c. The Rinds of Lemons, Oranges, &c. Small green Oranges, Juniper-berries, Nutmegs, and Cloves. Roots of Acorus, Bohemian Angelica, Oriental Costus, Sweet Flag, Orrice, Zedoary, &c. The Woods of Rhodium, Juniper, Cassia, St. Lucia, Sanders, &c. Gums, as Frankincense, Myrrh, Storax, Benjamin, Labdanum, Ambergrise, and Amber. Barks, as Canella Alba, Cinnamon, &c.

Care must be taken that all these ingredients are perfectly dry, and kept in a dry place. To prevent their turning black, add a little common Salt. When you ]choose to have any particular Flower predominant, a greater quantity of that plant must be used in proportion to the other ingredients.
This article is from a book available for free download from The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Toilet of Flora by Pierre-Joseph Buc'hoz, the photo is of an item on Pinterest

5 comments:

  1. I love scented sachets for my drawers!

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  2. I do to. I have thought of drying roses and making some this year, but there isn't enough time in the day, is there?

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  4. Thank you for the scented bags recipe! Happy Spring ♡ isisthe12th@gmail.com

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  5. I remember making sachets for my mom when I was in elementary school back in the 50s.
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