Friday, July 31, 2009

Aromatherapy Sachets For Mother

Scent Ropes
Materials needed:
Plastic or wooden ring approx. 2.5” in diameter
1 ball of thick wool/yarn of any colour
3 pieces of fabric squares approx. 6”x6”
4 pieces of ribbon 8” long, 0.2” wide
Cotton wool
Essential oils

1.Using pinking shears, trim the sides of the fabric squares.
2.Cut 9 pieces of wool approx. 2 metres in length
3.Gather the 9 pieces of wool together, fold in half and loop the folded end through the ring to make a knot. You should end up with 18 equal lengths of wool.
4.Divide the 18 lengths into 3 of 6 lengths each and braid the wool leaving the last 3” unbraided.
5. Using 1 piece of ribbon, secure the braid by tying a bow at the end.
6.Place some cotton wool in the centre of a piece of fabric square.
7.Add a few drops of essential oil to the cotton.
8.Gather the ends of the fabric and pinch the folds in the middle and secure with a piece of ribbon by tying a single knot
9.Repeat steps 6 to 8 for the remaining 2 fabric squares.
10.Using the ends of the ribbon, tie each sachet to the braided rope with a bow, spreading them out evenly along the rope.