Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Homemade Room Freshners

As I am prepping for a workshop in March on essential oils, I have been looking for things to do during the workshop to balance lecture with tactile experiences.  Today I found some neat home made room freshners. The second one uses potpourri  liquid which is too chemical for me but I may just have to figure out how to adapt it... ;0)

Home made room freshner recipes.  Intriguing....

Scented Rocks

Scented rocks make a great air freshener. Mix 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup flour in a bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon of a favorite essential oil, 2/3 cup boiling water and a few drops of a food coloring to create a desired shade. Blend all ingredients, form into balls, and allow to dry.

Alternatively, you can make a small amount of Plaster of Paris (which you can buy at any craft store), using liquid potpourri instead of water. You can buy silicone bakeware in heart, flower and other fun shapes - then pour the liquid Plaster of Paris into the molds and let it dry completely. Pop them out and you have scented rocks. Put them in a mesh bag and hang in your car, your closet, in a drawer, next to the litter box -- anywhere odors happen.

Smelly Jelly

I just love to give this at holiday time - if you take the time, you can make them look very pretty and your friends will go crazy for them.

2 cups concentrated potpourri liquid
4 envelopes Knox gelatin®
1 tablespoon salt (to deter molding)
1/4 teaspoon of food coloring
Heat 1 cup potpourri liquid until almost boiling. Remove from heat. Add four envelopes Knox Gelatin® and 1 tablespoon salt. Stir until dissolved. Add remaining 1 cup potpourri and food coloring to create your desired color. Pour into clean jars and allow to set. If you're in a hurry, lightly cover and refrigerate them to speed the process. Jelly jars with plaid, stripes, and dots are a fun touch, as is adding raffia (available at craft stores) or ribbon around the top.

I hope you try some of these fun and good smelling tips. Sometimes when we have our furry loved ones, we become immune to the odor, but our company does not.

Recipe source:  http://cats.lovetoknow.com/Making_Your_Own_Air_Freshener


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