Don’t Show up Empty Handed To Galentine’s Day

Don’t Show up Empty Handed To Galentine’s Day

February 14th doesn’t always have to be a romantic dinner with your significant other. In fact, it can be the perfect time to show your love for your girls with a Galentine’s get together.
Must-Have Products for New Pet Owners

Must-Have Products for New Pet Owners

For many years, the holiday season has been a popular time for people to add new furry family members to their household. If you’re one of those people, and your children (or your animal-obsessed significant other) talked you into purchasing or rescuing a four-legged friend this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of must-have items to help you and your new fur baby transition to a new way of life!
January 08, 2020 — Jennifer Blackmon
Why Fall is Better Than Summer

Why Fall is Better Than Summer

Fall is the time when we get to take a deep inhale and not cough on a gnat. It's that sweet in-between time when you get to indulge in the best flavors, like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg, but you're not tired of them yet. The kids are still in school. We've finally gotten into a groove, and we're ready to make the house feel as festive as the season! Decorating for fall is the expression of our whole family's excitement for the fun to come in the next few months.
October 23, 2019 — Lainey Graham
Fall Fragrances You Need More Than a PSL

Fall Fragrances You Need More Than a PSL

Ah, fall: the long-awaited season of stretchy jeans, loose sweaters, and pumpkin spice. As the temperature dips below 85°F, we can’t help but pull out last year’s scarecrow and mum pots along with our wish list of fall scented sachets for the coming month or two.

Do you love pumpkin spice?

We have a couple of PSL-inspired sachets for you. To enjoy the scent of pumpkin spice without any of the calories, pick up a few Autumn Leaves and Pumpkin Please or Spiced Pumpkin sachets.

 

Does your Instagram feed turn orange and red like the leaves in Autumn?

Embrace the crisp autumn vibes in your home with Apple Pickin, Autumn Leaves, and Tuscan Grape.

 

Does fall come with spiced cider and apple muffins for you?

Yum! You can enjoy the sweet smell of spiced cider, spiced pears, or sweet pomegranate with these foodie fragrances: Apple Pickin, Pear Spice, and Pomegranate

Planning to host family for weekend getaways this fall?

Keep your house smelling homey with Anise, Grateful Thankful Blessed, Autumn Leaves, and Amber Spice.

Want to explore more fall scents? Click here for the full selection.

September 20, 2019 — Lainey Graham
How to Ace Back to School Shopping

How to Ace Back to School Shopping

Sorry friends, but we’re going to be those people. We’re bursting your bubble. Summer vacation is just about over, and it’s time to do some preparing for the impending school year. It’s not all bad news, though. Keep reading, and we’ve got a special treat for you at the bottom of this blog (hint: it’s a PROMO CODE!)

Okay, what’s the worst part of going back to school? It’s hot and young people don’t always know how to use deodorant. Your kids are going to be running around during recess, cooling off at their desks, and working their brains as they learn new things and make new friends. As a parent, you’re going to check that your child has the items on the school’s shopping list. Pencils, paper, binders, books, a ream of paper for the communal printer, and probably a box of tissues. 

But how can you really set your child up for success this year? Make them smell amazing. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

 

  1. Slip a sachet in their book bag so that their space smells good. It’s a conversation starter for shy children and helps them make a great first impression!

sachet in backpack

  1. Provide a few sachets for your child’s teacher to use in her classroom this year. Teachers are the ones who deal with sweaty children all day long, so they’ll remember your kindness every time they get a breath of fresh air from their sweet, sweet sachet. It’s flameless fragrance and cute as can be. A total teacher’s dream!

planner sachet

  1. Store a few sachets with your child’s clothes so they smell great right off the bat! Even before your child enters the deodorant-wearing years, you can help them smell great throughout the day by keeping a sachet in their drawers with socks, t-shirts, and shorts or in their closet.

baby closet dream big sachet

Now that you’re on board with the best back to school item around, we’re here to help you stock up. Use code: ACE10 for 10% off your order of $20 or more and stock up on all the Fresh Scents!

Here are a few we recommend for back to school: Clean Clothes, Let the Journey Begin, Pink Owl, She Believed, Fresh Cut Peony

 

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August 13, 2019 — Lainey Graham
How to Use Scented Sachets

How to Use Scented Sachets

Picture this: you receive a letter in the mail, and it smells so good! When you open it, you find something called a scented sachet packet with a beautiful design and an even better fragrance. You take a deep breath, inhaling the scent, and it smells so good you want it to smell even stronger! How do you use this scented sachet packet? Should you open it up and toss the inside around like confetti? NO.

Here’s how you use a scented sachet:

  1. Hold the sachet and take a sniff! If you like the scent, keep this one for yourself. If you want it to smell stronger, shake the sachet. This activates the fragrance inside the scent packet.
  1. Should you open your scented sachet? NO. Keep this puppy sealed tight. You’ll want to keep your sachet sealed so that all the fragrance remains inside. This allows the sachet to diffuse fragrance for its intended lifespan - up to 9 months after the date printed on the back of the envelope.
  1. Should you put your sachet on wood? NO. The fragrance oil in the sachet can damage some surfaces if it’s placed directly on them. Read the back label of the sachet to find out which surfaces you should not directly place your sachet envelope on. 
  1. Should you put the sachet in your car? YES. Our scented sachets make great car air fresheners! Place the sachet under your seat in the car, tuck it between your sun visor and the roof of your car, or slip one of your sachets in the pocket on the back of your seat. If it’s summer, you’ll notice that the sachet gives off more fragrance when it’s left in the heat. This will lead to the sachet having a shorter lifespan in some cases.
  1. Should you put the sachet in a closet? YES. You can put your sachet inside shoes to help eliminate foot odor. You can attach your sachet to a hanger and use it to fragrance your clothes. You can store a sachet with your wrapping paper in your holiday closet to make your gifts smell festive! You can also place your sachet in the pocket of coats to keep them from getting musty while they are in storage.

     

 

  1. Should you place your sachet with bed sheets or towels? YES. You can slip a sachet in between sheets, linens, hand towels, and the like to help them smell fresh and clean. We recommend Clean Clothes or Laundry Line for this specific purpose.

 

 

  1. Should I let my sachet get wet? NO. Keep your sachet in a dry environment. 
  1. Should I keep a sachet with my school supplies? YES. You can keep your children’s backpacks, papers, and school supplies smelling like their favorite scent with a sachet.

 

 

  1. Should I put a scented sachet in my luggage when I’m traveling? What about when I’m not traveling? YES. Storing a sachet with your luggage is a great way to keep it from absorbing odd smells from the closet or storage area where you keep your bags between trips. Slipping a sachet into your suitcase is also a great way to keep your bag fresh while you’re away from home. We all know the dilemma of mixing dirty clothes with clean clothes. Separate the two types of clothes in your suitcase with a scent barrier—a scented sachet!

 

  1. Should I keep a sachet in the bathroom? YES. You can slip a sachet in your magazine pile or use a small easel to display the artwork and enjoy a nice, subtle, enjoyable scent in your bathroom.

 

 

  1. Should I put a sachet in the bedrooms in my house? YES. You can place a sachet on throw pillows to provide the final touch to your bedroom décor and to keep the rooms smelling company-ready with minimal effort!

 

 

  1. Should I keep a sachet in the kitchen? YES. The best place to keep a sachet in the kitchen is in the liner of your trashcan to keep food odors at bay. You can also keep a sachet under the sink to discretely keep any unpleasant odors away.

 

 

  1. Should I put a sachet in my nursery? YES. The best way to use a sachet in the nursery is by keeping one (or two!) in your diaper pail! We hope we don’t have to explain why this is 100% one of the best parenting ideas you’ll ever have.

 

 

  1. Do scented sachets make good gifts? YES. It’s a great idea to include a sachet with your holiday cards. You can also use a sachet as a present-topper to provide a festive holiday scent along with your gift. If you give a friend a 6-pack, scented sachets can be a great gift all by themselves.

 

 

  1. Should I eat my scented sachet? NO. What kind of question is that? These are not edible. Come on now.
  2. Should I share my amazing sachets with all my friends? YES. post this link to your social all day long. Please and thank you. 

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July 15, 2019 — Amy Dawes
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What is a sachet?

What is a sachet?

For such a simple product, we sure get a lot of inquiries about sachets. What is a sachet, how do I use my sachet, how are they made, etc. Today we're answering all the most common sachet inquiries. We hope you find an answer to your questions below. Feel free to reach out to us on social @myfreshscents if we missed any of your questions. 

When to use sachet?

        Always, every day. Use a scented sachet whenever you want to take your favorite scent on the go or you want to make your home smell amazing. 

What are sachet bags used for?

        Our sachet bags are used to hold home-grown fragrance and vermiculite, which is like fancy dirt. 

Sachet pronounce

        Sa-shay
        It's like you start to say "sassy" but you quit half-way through and say the first half of "shade" instead.

Where to buy sachet packets?

        You can get sachet envelopes right here on our site or at a number of trusted chain and independent stores across the country. 

Who carries sachets?

        See above. We do. 

What is sachet packaging?

        Special paper that diffuses fragrance over the course of about 9 months from the manufacturing date on the back. It's biodegradable, too!

How does sachet work?

        Vermiculate absorbs our proprietary fragrances. We put that scented vermiculite in the sachet. The scented envelope diffuses fragrance for you to enjoy! 

Is sachet a real word?

         Yes, it's a real word. We didn't make it up, although we wish we did!

Sachet for drawers

        Not really a question, but just so you know, our sachets are the kind you want to place in your drawers with a piece of fabric or paper between the sachet and your furniture. 

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Didn't every day used to be earth day or something?

Didn't every day used to be earth day or something?

It would be good if there was always an easy, good-for-the-earth alternative when I’m about to make a purchase. While I feel great about wiping my nose with tissues made from sugarcane and bamboo, I also feel a little bit pretentious. Sometimes it’s hard to make the right choice for the environment when you need to look fabulous, you’re on a budget, and you don’t have time to scour the interwebs for eco-friendly weekend wear. So, here are a few sustainable alternatives that I’ve found that seem worth sharing.
April 10, 2019 — Lainey Graham
Spring Cleaning List

Spring Cleaning List

Sometimes the deep cleaning we expect ourselves to complete each spring feels overwhelming. We all know that our homes need a little face lift when winter is over. The crumbs from those evenings cuddled on the couch with Netflix and cookies are still around, as well as all our heavy winter clothes. Deep cleaning doesn’t have to be all-consuming, though. This spring, check off the most important items on your spring cleaning list and don’t sweat the small stuff! A new season means we’ll still be spending a few week nights on the couch with Netflix and cookies – just with different colored throw pillows.
March 21, 2019 — Lainey Graham
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Home Décor for Small Spaces

Home Décor for Small Spaces

When you have limited space in a room, there are three things you need to keep in mind as you decorate. First, what do you want to achieve? Second, what does your budget look like? Third, seasonality.

First and foremost, what emotion do you want to evoke with your home décor? Are you hoping to create a calming atmosphere in a powder room, a warm and inviting vibe in your reading nook, or a clean and simple design in your petite living room? If you’re going for a calming atmosphere, minimize clutter, choose muted colors in the same family, and utilize creative storage methods so that various items can easily be stored away. One of the keys to home décor in small spaces is finding multi-purpose items that work for your look and help you stay organized. You can maximize space by combining seating and décor like in the photo below, and you can get the most out of your desk décor by using an inspirational sachet like, A Little Sparkle, Dream Big, or Live Your Passion. The inspiring phrase will provide motivation, the design will complement your space, and the scent will help tie your look together!

 

small office space

Picture credit: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A

Second, what does your budget allow? Do you need to upcycle some pieces you already have or sell some different items to create space in both your home and your budget? Ikea is a great way to find new décor items on a budget, many of which are multi-purpose. Check out their Small Storage section for ideas!

Third, seasonality. When working on décor for a small space, it’s always best to go with quality over quantity. One way to do this is by getting a set of three throw pillows and simply changing out the covers you use each season so they are always in the best hue. You can add a pop of color and seasonal fragrance by ordering a few sachets to suit the time of year also. They’ll look and smell great with your seasonal décor, and they are so compact you can store them in the smallest of drawers! Each sachet has a lifespan up to 4 months, so you can easily switch out each season. One more way to incorporate seasonality in your space is by switching out the photos you hang on the wall- feature your favorite family photos from each season and switch them out – it’s a great way to make the real estate you already have work for the look you want to achieve!

Do you have any tips on decorating small spaces? If so, please share them in a comment!

 

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February 14, 2019 — Lainey Graham
Why Home Décor is Important

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Home décor is important because it can affect everything from our self-perception to our confidence and productivity. Learn more!

January 09, 2019 — Lainey Graham
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Easy Pumpkin Décor DIY for your Home

Easy Pumpkin Décor DIY for your Home

Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Décor & More

“I’ll have a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a side of Pumpkin Spice Cereal, please.” Does this sound like you or someone you may know? ‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice and everything nice, and you know what, I can’t say I mind. I recently enjoyed my first PSL of the season, shopped around for the perfect pumpkins for my front porch, and am busy trying to help my daughter decide if she’d rather be Elsa or Moana for Halloween.  In South Carolina, the weather has just started to shift to that cool October breeze and I think we may have finally said goodbye to summer in the rear view mirror.

It seems like everywhere you turn Fall & Holiday décor is filling up the shelves. On a recent trip to HomeGoods, I found myself amidst the sea of pumpkin-themed dish towels, decorative accents and coffee mugs. With all-pumpkin-everything on the brain, I decided to work up a little creative magic on a DIY pumpkin décor sign that you can easily create for your home.

 

How to Create your own Pumpkin Décor at Home

Here’s what you’ll need to grab at the craft store:

  • 1 wood slice
  • orange craft paint
  • wood stain
  • paint brushes
  • grapevine twigs
  • hot glue gun
  • craft knife

Watch the full video tutorial here for step by step instructions.

My finished pumpkin sign is propped up on my entry console table to greet guests as they walk through the door. I like to also include a Fall scented sachet in my entry way so the cozy fall scents usher them into our home. My current favorites that I’ll be using this season are: Grateful Thankful Blessed, Spiced Pumpkin, and Apple Pickin’.

 

Happy Fall Crafting!

 

Yours Truly,

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December 27, 2018 — Amy Dawes