Aromatic sachet with herbs
Aromatic sachet: history.
The French word sachet - can meanSmall scented pads, or a small bag of fragrant herbs that are saturated with essential oils. Such bags are mesh or woven, opaque or transparent. Usually these bags are filled with powder, obtained from dried aromatic herbs, which have been grinded with the addition of essential oils, resins. Sometimes artificial flavors are used instead of natural flavors.
In ancient times, sachets with herbs were widelyAre distributed, and each self-respecting mistress in the house necessarily had these small fragrant pads or bags. Sasha was placed in cabinets with bed linen or clothes, while the bags were made exquisite and beautiful: bags were tied with silk ribbons, lined with fringed, lace, braid, sewn on the loops to hang on a clothes rack.
With the help of a sachet, air was flavored, soMost, creating a cozy home: in ancient times they believed that such bags are able to protect the house from evil spirits, as well as from the "evil" eye. It was also believed that they were able to prevent quarrels and quarrels between spouses. Therefore in a matrimonial bed it is possible to keep dry with aromas which would like both spouses. In addition, the sachet normalizes sleep, and the relationship will become brighter and more tender.
Sasha was also used as a talisman: from ancient times small bags with fragrant grass were worn around the neck. Sacks such in Russia were called "incense".
We make aromatic sachets on our own.
To make a sachet with your own hands, you needPurchase a suitable fabric, as well as finishing, you still need a thread and a needle. From the available materials we sew a beautiful pouch or cushion. By the way, the sachet can be of different colors, sizes, shapes, in general, here you can embody your imagination.
For sachets, you can use any herbs: buy in a special store or collect yourself. Aroma oils can also be used any.
Natural fillers are best: Leaves of patchouli, almonds, cinnamon, orange crusts, carnations, roses and lavender flowers, color of muscat and cassia, bark of sandalwood or cedar - do not necessarily grind into powder, it will be enough to cut very finely.
The fabric should be natural, without chemicalAdditives, it will provide a wonderful smell, and the most positive energy. You can hang such a sachet on a hanger, put it in a closet, hang it in a children's room, in a bedroom, in a study, in a car - you will only have to choose the right fragrance.
To make a powder for a sachet will not be difficult. Powders from the selected plants are mixed, then sieved through a not very frequent sieve. The screen should be closed (on the likeness of a drum), this will preserve the smell of plants.
To preserve the smell of herbs in a powder mixtureConcentrated resins are added, which are ground with carbonic magnesia or iris root. To the powder should be added as much essential oil as it can absorb.
Once the powder is cooked, do not needImmediately they fill the bags - the powder should stand for several days, and then the resins and aromatic oils are completely absorbed into the powder. If this is not done, the finished sachets will become wet and covered with greasy stains, and of course no refinement and beauty will come out.
To fix the odor, add to the powderMusk - natural or artificial: musk is ground with fine quartz sand or with powdered pumice, also powder of iris root or magnesia (in the first two cases the aroma of musk entirely passes into powder). After the bag is filled, it should be carefully sewn, which will allow the smell of herbs to be preserved for a long time.
Sasha aromatic: popular recipes.
To fill the sachet, there are many recipesPowder mixtures, which are used in aromatherapy, but there are compositions that are used more often than others. For example, mint with cloves, lemon with rosemary; Lemon with lavender and rose; Lavender with rose, lemon with incense; Lavender, ylang-ylang and rose; Cloves, rosemary and lemon are simple combinations, and plants are available to everyone.
But to create an intimate or romanticThe atmosphere in the room, usually selected special compositions of "love", for example, one part - rose petals, ginger, yarrow, lavender. In one part - carnations, rosemary, and chamomile, rose petals. In one part - flowers of jasmine and gardenia, two parts of an orange, three parts of the petals of roses. One part of the root of violets, two parts of rose petals, three parts of lavender.
There is another "love" composition: Half the orange peel is pulverized, add red petals from three roses, powder gypsophila and sage and mix everything. The resulting mixture should be poured into a small pink silk pouch (this can be a miniature cushion in the form of a heart) and worn around the neck.
White sachets in the form of a protective amulet can always be worn with you: 1 teaspoon flax seed, 1 dessert spoon of cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon of dill seeds, 1 handful of shallow salt.
To protect the house use sachets with salt: 1 handful of salt, 1 teaspoon fennel seeds and dill, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 1 tablespoon dry basil, small leaf fern and bay leaves - all this is placed in a red pouch. Then the highest place is sought for in the dwelling, after which the bag should be put there.
To protect the car using a red sachet: Two parts of juniper and rosemary, one part of wormwood, cumin, comfrey and crystal quartz are put in a bag. The bag should be hidden so that no one can find it.
To attract wealth, the sachet should be worn inHandbag, near the purse: 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 dessert spoon cloves, 1 tbsp. L. Herbs patchouli, gold ring (wedding should not be put) - everything is put in a bag of green color.
As already mentioned, recipes can be different,It all depends on your tastes and your fantasies, but do not forget about the tastes of loved ones, so the combination of oils and herbs should be selected so that this combination is liked not only by you but also by your loved ones.
From herbs and spices the most popular are: dill, oregano, thyme, basil, lavender, lemon balm.