Post # 1
Quick question..I am doing a lavender bud toss after the ceremony and am going to put them in little “pockets” like this…
Right now, the lavender is in a big bag and has a rubberband around the top. If I do this now and the wedding is in June, will they still have their scent?
This may be a silly question..Haha, but I just didn’t know!
Post # 3
Scents will always fade. Even in air-tight containers, the oils will leech into the plastics and will become stale. In order to keep their scent 100% you’d likely need to vacuum seal them.
That being said, their scent shouldn’t fade to the point where you wouldn’t be able to smell it and go, “That’s lavender.”
But it will definitely not be as strong as the day you bought it.
I used lavender a lot in my soapmaking business days. The best way to keep it fresh is to put it in a container and not a bag. Make sure it’s a good container, make sure it’s air tight and make sure it’s big enough to house the lavender, but small enough that it is tightly packed to minimize air exposure and equal distribution of the natural oils in the lavender.
Edit: Do not expose it to sunlight. Keep it somewhere cool and dark, like the back of a pantry.
Edit: Edit: Do not put the lavender in your little baggies until the wedding. Like I said, it needs an airtight environment. Doing it now could discolor your baggies (The oil) and it will lose scent.
Post # 4
Walked out into the kitchen and smelled some lavender buds that I picked two summers ago, they still smell as lavender if not so strong. Have kept them in an airtight glass container though, not a plastic bag.