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Sachet 101Updated 24 days ago

How to Sachet? 

Sachets are so fun! (When you know how to use them.)

Sachet

  • noun pronounced [sa-shey]
  • An envelope filled with fragranced vermiculite that diffuses through the paper.
  • A portable fragrance diffuser.
  • A potpourri bag used to fragrance linens, cars, pillows, and more.

Should I open my sachet?
NO! Leave the envelope sealed and fragrance will diffuse through the paper for up to 9 months. 

How do I use a sachet?
We recommend placing them with linens, under the seat in your car, or in the lining of your trash can to keep things smelling fresh! Always heed the warning label before placing your sachets.  

When should I use a sachet?
Every day! Keep a sachet in your purse, in your bathroom, in the kitchen, in your gym bag, or in your closet to keep things smelling fresh. 

What is inside a sachet?

Our scented sachets are made of a non-toxic blend of vermiculite and fragrance. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that is extracted from soil. We use it in our scented sachets because it is porous and absorbs our fragrance. Our fragrance formulation is proprietary. We adhere to strict safety standards set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), so you can be assured that our products are safe.

My child/pet has ate a sachet.

Believe it or not, little ones, the two-legged kind, and the four-legged kind, sometimes manage to get into things they shouldn't. We have little ones too; we totally get it!  We understand that you may be worried, and we are here to help! 

What is in your sachets? Are they poisonous?

Our sachets are perfectly safe to be in your home with pets and children.   The sachets are made of Vermiculite, a mineral found in the soil, and fragrance oils. Our fragrance oils are both natural and synthetic and we follow the global IFRA safety guidelines, so the dosage in the sachets is not toxic.

We always recommend that you leave the product in its envelope and keep these products out of the reach of children and pets.  Should a person or pet ingest them, please have your doctor or vet contact us for a Safety Data Sheet. 

How should I treat my child/pet?

If your child or pet has ingested the contents, we recommend that you rinse their mouth out with water. If it is on the skin, wash with water and soap. If it is in their eyes, flush with water. 

Continue to observe them for any symptoms or behavior that is not their normal. You are the best judge of what is typical for them. If symptoms persist or you become concerned, seek a medical provider. 

We are going to the doctor, what do I need?

For every product we produce, we can provide a Safety Data Sheet. We are happy to send this directly to your doctor or vet if you would like. Click the "Support" button in the bottom right of the screen and email us to request this document. Just let us know your name, which product was involved, the doctor/vet's email and we can send this right over. If you don't know their email, please let us know the name of their practice and location and we can reach out to them for you.  

What if we are closed and you don't get an answer?

We are in the office Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm EST. If it is after our normal business hours, we recommend following our treatment suggestions and then observing them for anything apart from their normal. If you become concerned, seek medical care even if you do not have the Safety datasheet information yet.  Send us a request for the Safety Datasheet by clicking our chat widget on the site and let us know where to send it once we are back in the office.   

If you have additional questions or concerns, you can email [email protected]  to reach us or you can call us during normal business hours at 1-877-843-2743

Can sachets cause damage to surface? 

Our Sachets are safe to use in your home, car, and office as directed. Fragrance and essential oils, like any oil, can stain or discolor upholstery and porous surfaces like wood and natural stone.

Additionally, fragrance and essential oils can interact with the materials used in some plastics, paints, and other surface coatings. The damage that may result from placing a sachet directly on such surfaces is an incompatibility. It is not a defect or flaw of either material independently.

For example, the fragrance oil will not damage the biodegradable paper envelope it comes in. If the same envelope was filled with water, it would eventually be destroyed. That doesn’t make the water hazardous or the envelope weak, they are simply incompatible with one another other.



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