Saturday, December 3, 2011

Uses for Fragrance Oils

Have you ever fell in love with a scent and wondered how you could use it?  Let's be creative!  Fragrance oils can be used for all sorts of things.  Let's start with the basics.
  • Use a few drops in an oil warmer.  Fill the bowl with water.  Add a few drops of oil.  Light your tealight underneath and enjoy as the fragrance fills your room.
  • Wear it.  A dab on the wrist or neck or other pulse points make for a wonderful perfume.  And since fragrance oils are oil based, not alcohol based like most perfumes, they will last a lot longer.  Use caution when using citrus or cinnamon type oils as these can be too harsh for some skin.
  • Make your own scented products.  Fragrance oils can be used when making soaps, lotions, or candles. 
Fragrance oils are only limited by your imagination!  Let's add scent to everything!
  • Add a few drops to your furnace filter.  Scent will be wafted through your whole house.
  • Refresh potpourri.  If your pretty pressed petals have lost their scent, put them in a big plastic bag, add some fragrance oil, shake it up and they'll be like new. 
  • Put some oil on cotton balls and throw them in your vaccuum cleaner bag to make your carpet smell fresh.
  • If you have a candle that doesn't have a very strong scent, light it and let burn for a few minutes.  Carefully add a couple drops of fragrance oil into the wax pool. 
  • Add a few drops to a wash cloth or cloth napkin and put in your dryer when you dry your clothes. 

Fragrance oils are available in 150 different scents from Light My Fire Candles at $3.50 for a half ounce bottle. 

    1 comment:

    1. I've had some people asking about fresh, clean smelling scents that would be good to use for the laundry or carpet ideas above. Aspen Winter, Clean Cotton, Fresh Linen, Marine Spa and Ocean Water are excellent fragrances to get that clean smell you're looking for.