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Title explains it all. I want to make a few small (not the chair) bean bags for DD's, and want to start working on some sachet's for gifts.
Where are the best places to find these?
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What sort of filler do you want?

When I make bean bags I usually fill them with rice or lentils (whichever is less expensive in the bulk bins that day), and for sachets I generally go to our local co-op and buy bulk dried herbs/flowers to make whatever scent blend I have in mind.

But are you looking for something more specific? Like those little foam beads you find in some bean bags? Or an online source for bulk dried herbs/flowers?

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I was thinking the styrofoam beads, but I like the lentil/rice idea MUCH better. I had not even thought of that
I was thinking of using Frontier for dried herbs/flowers, but was wondering there is a less expensive online source.
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Beans are the classic "filler" but I find them to be too lumpy/heavy. The rice/lentils just seem to feel better in the hand. But experiment with what you have in the kitchen... you might find the perfect mix!

Hopefully someone will have a fav online supplier. I'm lucky that our local co-op has a great dried herb section. I'll confess to "cheating" a bit on some sachets I made once... I had gathered some herbs from my garden but didn't have enough to fill the bags I'd made. So I used tea bags. I think Frontier or another online herb shop would be a better choice, but if you ever find yourself needing a last minute "smelly" try the tea bag approach.

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I use rice
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I use lentils in my bean bags too. I tried using beans last time (small beans, like navy beans, I think) and they just didn't feel as nice as the lentils.
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I use flaxseed. It seems to be denser per volume and therefore heavier than other fills. I bake it in the oven to keep it from sprouting, just 5 mins or so at 250* I love the way it feels in the bean bag and it seems to hold the EOs longer than other seed or beans.
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