Bible Verse Sunday

Tips & Tricks

Scented Sachet's 

What is a sachet? It is a small bag containing fragrant materials used to scent drawers of clothes, linens, closets and more. (Most likely you've seen one over at your grandma's) Scented sachets keep clothes smelling washday fresh, repels moths and insects. The dried flower buds that have been removed from the stems is all you need for sachets. Wouldn't it smell so wonderful to open your closet, dresser or wardrobe and smell something fresh, especially if your clothing has been stored away for several months until the next season occurs? And guess what? The next season change is approaching very quickly. And if you have wool or other fabrics susceptible to insects you will want to prepare for that too. Essential oils can be used to repel moths and other insects. Commonly used essential oils for use in your dresser or wardrobe (closet) are:

Lavender, Rosemary, Sweet Marjoram, Cinnamon leaf and any Tree based essential oil like the Pine needle or Douglas Fir or Siberian Fir needles or Cedarwood.

Of course there really is no wrong choice. What ever you like is the one you should use.

You may also use essential oils, a scent that you prefer to place in these confining spaces.
Simplest method is to place several drops of your favorite oil on a cotton ball or tissue and place in the dresser or wardrobe.
In a closet, you may want to hang a lavender sachet or an organza bag filled with Scented Aroma beads. The Aroma beads can hold more essential oils in them and diffuse slowly, so will be able to diffuse oils for several weeks to months at a time.

Just choose whatever you like and next time you open your stored clothing – or even your current clothes you will be pleasantly surprised. And of course they are also to be placed in your shoes, gym bag, dryer, pillowcase or wherever else you prefer to place them.

See below, how to make scented sachets.

To make a Lavender sachet you will need Lavender flowers that have been dried. If the flower is still attached to the Lavender stems you will need to strip or remove buds. You can use the leftover stems to make Lavender fire bundles.

To dry Lavender for sachets simply cut bunches when in bloom and secure with a rubber band. Hang the bunches in a warm place for few days. When dry remove the flower buds from the stems with your fingers. You can also remove the flower buds and then dry them by spreading them out in a warm place. 

Use a shallow dish or old cardboard flat to hold the Lavender buds and place it in a warm dark spot for a few days. The flowers will dry very quickly and be ready to use in less than a week. When thoroughly dry store Lavender buds in an airtight container or zipper plastic bag until ready to use to make Lavender sachets. 

Have fun!

Story - The Barber Shop

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation and talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists." "Why do you say that?" asked the man. "Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist. Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children? If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God who would allow all of these things." The man thought for a moment, but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument. The barber finished his job and the man left the shop. Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The man turned back and entered the barber shop again and he said to the barber:
"You know what? Barbers do not exist."
"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber. "I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"
"No!" the man exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside.
"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."
"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist! Because people do not look to God for help, is why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

Lil' Line

godiz - Having a photo session with my cousins little daughter, Evangeline.