Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Leigh! I'm sorry this product wasn't your favorite. Our jute bags are made with burlap, which does have a distinct smell that can be surprising if you've never smelled it before. To get rid of this smell, you can leave your bags outside in the sun or sprinkle some baking soda inside. Let that sit for several days, then shake it out. We've found these bags work great for holding soap, as seen in this Orange Slice Soaps tutorial. You may also like our organza bags. Organza bags were used in this Spicy Holiday Potpourri tutorial. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this!