DIY Stocking Stuffers: Sweet 'N' Spicy Holiday Sachets

    Written by: Kerrie Seeber /
    Dec 22, 2017 1:41:44 PM

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    DIY Stocking Stuffers: Sweet 'N' Spicy Holiday Sachets

    We've all been there. It's December 23. All of the gifts are wrapped and tucked away. The phone rings and ... you have eight more guests coming for your holiday get together! Time for a last-minute DIY gift making spree.

    These DIY Sweet 'N' Spicy holiday sachets are what you need to make sure everyone is feeling the holiday spirit during your winter festivities. 

    Sweet 'N' Spicy Holiday Sachets

    You'll need:

    Herbal sachet bags: 8
    Whole cloves Syzygium aromaticum: 1 cup
    Dried ginger Zingiber officinale chips: 1 cup
    Cinnamon chips Cinnamomum zeylanicum: 1 cup
    Ribbons & tags: 8

    Instructions:

    Place two tablespoons each of the cloves, ginger, and cinnamon in each herbal sachet bag, and tie tightly closed. Attach a festive tag and ribbon, then add your special greeting! This recipe makes eight spicy sachets, which can be simmered in a pot of water on the back of your stove to fill your home with holiday cheer (make sure to monitor the water level). You can also place them in drawers or use as fun gift tie-ons. Be creative and tailor the recipe to include your favorite scents. Why not try dried citrus peel or nutmeg? 
     
    You can also print out this shareable graphic and attach to your herbal sachets so your loved-ones know how to make them, too!
     
     
    Need even more merrymaking ideas for your holiday gathering? Our new DIY eBook, Holiday Gifts to Make at Home, has everything you need to fill your winter with joy, health, and glowing skin. 
    Holiday Gifts to Make at Home

    This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This article has not been reviewed by the FDA. Always consult with your primary care physician or naturopathic doctor before making any significant changes to your health and wellness routine.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I am the Production Lead for American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) and the Apothecary Shoppe, the Institution that publishes this blog. However, all opinions are my own. This blog may contain affiliate links. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

    Authored by Kerrie Seeber

    Kerrie L. Seeber joined American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2014. Born in British Columbia and raised in the coastal range of Oregon, Kerrie spent her early years exploring the woods around her house, and learning to identify many plants and wildlife in the area. After graduating high school steps away from the ocean shore in Seaside, OR, she went on to earn her BA in Studio Art: Drawing at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. From there, Kerrie took her love of the outdoors and her passion for art on many adventures throughout the United States, traveling to and living in places as far away as Brooklyn, NY. But the Pacific Northwest always called to her, and that’s where she’s going to stay! These days, Kerrie enjoys creating mixed media art, fashioning Steampunk treasures out of vintage finds, collecting books, studying Herbology and Aromatherapy, and refurbishing her 1940s cottage. She spends her days with her incredibly creative, top hat-wearing husband, and three regal and opinionated cats—Percival, Carleton, and Lily.

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