Saturday, October 12, 2013

Easy-to-Make Lavender Havdalah Sachets

Sewing little sachets and filling them with dry lavender is easier than you think.

Easy-to-make bessamim by simply placing lavender in pre-made organza sachets.

Havdalah (Hebrew: הַבְדָּלָה, meaning 'separation') is a Jewish religious ceremony that marks the symbolic end of Shabbat and Jewish holidays, and ushers in the new week. The ritual involves lighting a special havdalah candle with several wicks, blessing a cup of wine and smelling sweet spices or herbs. Shabbat ends on Saturday night after the appearance of three stars in the sky. (Wikipedia)

Back from our visit at La Maison Lavande, we had lots of lavender to dispose of. Placing dry lavender inside Havdalah sachets is one of my favorite uses of this flower. These can be easy to make by placing them in Dollarama organza sachets. You can purchase these in sets of 3 or 10 depending on the size. 

If you want to get a little more sophisticated, sewing pieces of cloth and tying them with ribbon can be another hobby. For easy instructions check-out this video via Martha Stewart episode on sachet making.

Shavouah tov everyone! And have an amazing week!