Make Your Own Wallflowers Fragrance Bulbs

I told you in the last post I was getting all hippie on your ass today lol! I recently pinned this idea on Pinterest, the social media site for idea blog sharing. My husband got me the set of essential oils pictured on the left, for Christmas. The idea from Pinterest was reusing old wallflower fragrance bulbs from Bath & Body by refilling them with essential oil. Plugin air fresheners have something called volatile organic compounds or, VOC for short, in them. VOC’s are highly toxic and have a very low boiling point. VOC’s can cause all sorts of problems including infertility, headaches, nervous system disorders, memory loss and cancer for both your pet and you.

The process is quite easy:

All you have to do is take the wick out which is held in place by a plastic stopper. With a bit of work the stopper comes out. Lay the wick aside and wash out the bulb with water. Fill the bulb approximately 1/3 of the way full with your favorite essential oil, then add water. Don’t overfill, remember to leave space for the wick and stopper to go back in. Snap the stopper back in place, screw the bulb into the wall outlet plug inĀ and enjoy! I used peppermint for the dining room, leafy cinnamon in the living room and clary sage in the kitchen. You can mix essential oils as well, for instance vanilla and lavender, verbena and lime. I’m very pleased with the outcome. One thing I noticed the essential oils smell much more natural as opposed to the sometimes fake smell of Bath & Body.

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3 Responses to Make Your Own Wallflowers Fragrance Bulbs

  1. Christy says:

    HI there,
    The essential oil and water did not work for me because it only lasted a day.
    Then I tried essential oil and cooking oil and it was too thick.
    I tried essential oil and rubbing alcohol and it burned up even faster, than water.

    I did not want to pour a whole bottle of essential oil into a blub next cause all the ast experiments have been fails….

    Has anybody already fought this battle and won?
    If so please do tell.

  2. Christy says:

    HI there,
    The essential oil and water did not work for me because it only lasted a day.
    Then I tried essential oil and cooking oil and it was too thick.
    I tried essential oil and rubbing alcohol and it burned up even faster, than water.

    I did not want to pour a whole bottle of essential oil into a bulb next cause all the past experiments have been fails….

    Has anybody already fought this battle and won?
    If so please do tell.

  3. CJ says:

    Hi Christy!
    I have done this many times and they don’t last as long as the ones you buy in the store buy they definitely lasted longer than a day. I wanna say mine usually lasted two or three weeks and I always use essential oil and water. I have the smallest bottles of essential oil and I use one bottle twice in my bulbs, I tried to make them last for three refills but it barely lasted a week. Maybe if you try another plug in with a bit more essential oil, I know I have one that gets hotter and uses more liquid than others.

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