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 in 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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