DIY Scented Sachets

VIDEO: Go ahead and make these frugal scented sachets for your linen closet, car, luggage and clothes drawers. This is a simple DIY project with big results. I like using rice as the main ingredient because the grains absorb scents really, really well. My favourite combination for the sachets is vanilla and mint. But, it’s easy to play around with the smells you like best, especially if you have essential oils in your cupboard.


  • Refillable tea bags and/or small mesh bags
  • Scotch Mints
  • Rice
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: essential oils, ground cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, etc.





  • Reply November 19, 2015


    Love your Great tips & Recipes Thank You

    • Reply November 19, 2015


      How lovely! Thank you so much.

  • Reply October 26, 2015


    I was looking for a way to make inexpensive sachets using rice. Thank you for the video! I love it and it couldn’t be easier! I will be adding your website

    • Reply November 2, 2015


      Amazing Terry, thank you!

  • Reply October 12, 2015


    How long do these last?

    • Reply November 2, 2015


      Hi Jessica, thanks for asking! They last about three months but could last even longer if you soak the rice with more extract for longer.

  • […] No doubt we will all be pulling scarves and coats out of storage now that summer is over. You can make your own scented sachets for hangers and drawers. This ensures your outerwear will smell fresh and delicious despite being cooped up in a crammed closet! Details HERE. […]

  • Reply October 23, 2014

    Susanne Iliff

    Came across this while looking for sachets to put in a knitted teddy, think this will work perfectly

    • Reply October 29, 2014


      Knitted teddy bears sounds like a sweet project and I hope the sachets work! You could scent the rice with lavender essential oil…any essential oil in fact. Thanks for taking a read.

  • Reply May 30, 2014

    Kathy Leroux

    Hi, saw you on Canada AM this morning while waiting for a Doctor’s appointment. Couldn’t wait to get home to check out your site. I am definitely going to try some of your recipees and gift ideas. Thank you!

    • Reply May 31, 2014


      Kathy! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look around. Welcome to the world of Pretty Frugal Living!

  • Reply March 20, 2014


    Saw you on CTV this morning went to your website LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! WOW so many things, Just Great.

    • Reply March 20, 2014


      Patti! Such a lovely note of encouragement. Thank you very much.

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