Updated: Oct 31, 2020
I am completely taken with these lavender dryer bags. They give off a faint scent of lavender on your freshly laundered clothes or linens. So fun - and easy- to make! I only have a few lavender plants in my garden and was able to make close to 20 bags. That will last me awhile! Each bag will last for up to ten dryer loads. If you choose not to make your own, please see my listing for these lavender dryer bags at
Here's what you will need to make your own:
large tea bags that seal with your home iron
1/3 dried lavender for each bag
A few drops of lavender oil scent (optional)
You can put a design on your tea bag using a rubber stamp if you choose. I stamped a simple flower as I have yet to purchase a lavender stamp.
Also optional is putting a few drops of lavender oil on your dried lavender. This gives it a stronger smell. You can also add some drops to a used bag if the scent is weaker than you would like.
Open the tea bag and pour in the 1/3 cup of dried lavender. I had a little bit of trouble keeping the bag open and pouring at the same time, so I used a small drinking glass to help hold the bag and also used a canning funnel. It was actually the perfect size to fit around the top of the bag!
I filled several bags at once so I used a baking pan to hold them up straight before I was ready to seal them. Oh! The smell of lavender is heavenly!
When all my bags were filled and I was out of lavender, I heated up my iron. At first I tried a curling iron and a flat iron. They did work, but I'm not sure they get hot enough because not all of the top of the bag was sealed. And I certainly did not want the mess of scattered lavender in my dryer! The tea bag company recommends a regular household iron, but I ended up using my mini iron from Cricut. It was absolutely the perfect thing to use! Be sure to just let the iron touch the top of the bag to seal it. You don't want to heat up your lavender!
That's it! How simple is that? To use, just toss one bag in the dryer with a load of laundry. Retrieve the bag afterwards and save for your next load. You can reuse each lavender dryer bag as long as it remains sealed. I tend to check it after each dryer load. The bag tends to get very wrinkled and looks used, even after the first time, but it still works!
Once you use these, I bet you won't ever go back to store-bought laundry sheets. I sure won't!
Be sure to let me know if you tried making these yourself!
I can't wait until next year when I can harvest my lavender again!