In her manuscript cookbook, Ann Goodenough offers some suggestions on how to make a sweet bag like the ones illustrated above.
To Make a Sweet Bag:
"Take 2 and 1/2 handfuls of rosemary, lemon thyme, mastic thyme, and sweet marjoram. Of earth [take] 2 handfuls, 1 handful of bay leaves, [and] 1 and 1/2 handful of lavender. All these must be mingled together.... Put to them twice as many roses as these quantities. Then take 1 pound of damask powder, 1 pound of orris powder, and 1 pound of rhodium powderm and 1/2 pound of cypress roots beaten. All these must be mingled together with the herbs and so put into the bags."
From Ann Goodenough, Cookery book. Manuscript, ca. 1700-1775.