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We have received numerous questions about our scents, and how they can be used. On these pages we will add Questions and our Answers as they come in. There are many, many ways to use fragrance oils - not just candle and soap making. If you have a Question, or maybe a new way to use our scents, please use the Ask A Question Link

There are many uses for our scenting oils besides candle and soap making. Before we get into those let us give you a word of caution in using our scenting oils, or anyone else's. Do Not use internally. Not For Human, or Animal consumption. Keep out of reach of children or those not able to understand the proper use of scenting oils. Do Not apply directly to skin, although we carry a supply of perfume scents, they are not to be used as perfume and may cause an allergic reaction when rubbed into the skin, or get into the eyes.Oils can stain fabrics and can damage wood, plastic, and painted surfaces. Some fragrances can be irritating to eyes and skin. Sensitivities vary from person to person.
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  • You say I can make my own Gel Air Freshener. How do I do it?

    Make your own Gel Air Fresheners:

    Jelly jars or small decorative jars.
    1 cup boiling water
    1 cup cold water
    4 pkg. of Knox Gelatin Mix
    2 Tbsp. of Vodka, (to prevent mold)
    A few drops of food coloring of your choice.
    20 drops of your favorite scent.
    Netting
    Paper Doily
    Ribbon

    Dissolve 4 pkg of Knox Gelatin in 1 C. Boiling water, stir until all is dissolved, add 1 C. cold water, 2 Tbsp Vodka, 20 drops of scent, and food coloring. Mix well. Pour into jars and let sit at room temperature until set. Decorate with netting, paper doily and tie with ribbon to hold in place. Set them out for a pleasant smell, or give as gifts. They last for about 6 weeks.



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  • Can you give me some help on aroma beads? What are they? How can I use them? Thanks, Anne

    We at Scent It have been asked by several of our customers if we can tell them how to make Aroma Beads. The answer is yes, and they are very simple to make. There may be some out there who are not familiar with Aroma Beads or their uses, so before the recipe we will give you some information on them, and their uses. Aroma beads are little clear plastic beads that can absorb as much as 30% of their weight in your favorite fragrance oil. They are used as air fresheners, in Kitty Litter Boxes, Vacuum Cleaner Bags, Closets, Drawers, Sachets, in Dry Potpourri, etc. They are great to give as gifts, or in scent gifts, such as Stuffed Animals, Aroma Pillows, etc. Their uses seem to be never-ending. Aroma Beads are especially good when used in Pillows, or Stuffed animals where you want some scent, but not over powering. Any air freshener needs heat or air circulation to throw well, so when using Aroma Beads in Pillows, Stuffed Animals, Sachets, etc., you will have a softer, more subtle scent than you would when using the same Aroma Beads in your Vacuum Cleaner Bag, Air Vents in the house or car, or sitting in a sunny window. You may use any fragrance oil you choose, or mix your own for your own special blend. Color them with Liquid candle Dye, layer them in different colors, and fragrances if desired. Caution Please Remember, these Aroma Beads are not for Human or Animal Consumption! Do not use them in Tart warmers, Potpourri Burners, or Simmer Pots as the Beads may melt. Do Not lay scented Aroma beads, or Sachets on painted wood, wood, or plastic surfaces, as the Oil can cause damage. Directions: >Scenting oil of your choice >Liquid Candle Dye >Aroma Beads >Jar, or jars with tight fitting lid. If you want a pearl effect on clear beads, add White Mica Powder to them. This Recipe is based on 4 Tablespoons of Beads. You will have to adjust it to suit the amount of Aroma Beads you wish to make. Also remember, some Fragrances are much stronger than others, with Vanilla you will get a much more subtle scent, than you would if you were using Gardenia, etc. 1. Put fragrance oil in jar. 2. (To Color your Aroma Beads ) 2 drops of Liquid Candle Dye to 1 Tablespoon of Fragrance Oil and mix very well. 3. Add 4 Tablespoons of Beads to your colored fragrance oil. Stir beads with a stir stick until the beads are coated well and evenly. 5. Put a tight lid on the jar and shake, shake, shake. 6. Shake the jar every few hours,and shake everyday until the beads have absorbed all the liquid and feel dry to the touch. Remember, it may take longer for some fragrance oils to absorb. Some fragrance oils are thicker, some more liquid, and some just down right stubborn. It May take a day, or even a week for your Beads to completely soak up the Fragrance Oil. It may look like Bead Soup when you first mix everything together, but it will eventually all soak in. If you should run into a scenting oil that is not soaking in after a week, try adding more Beads and shake well, and let soak in. You will know when your Beads are ready, they will feel dry to the touch and will not bleed or seep.

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  • What are scented stones? How do I make them?

    How to make your own Scented stones.

    Place these stones in a bowl to scent a room, or in your ashtray, wrap in mesh, tie with a bow and hang from your car mirror, hang in closets,etc.or give as gifts. A nice alternative to potpourri, and a great way to use your favorite scents.

    Rubber gloves
    1/2 Cup Plain Flower
    1/2 Cup Salt
    1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Scent.
    2/3 Cup Boiling water.
    Food coloring

    1. Mix dry ingredients well in a bowl.
    2. Add scent and boiling water to dry ingredients. Scent will be strong, but will fade slightly when stones are dry.
    3. For colored stones, blend in food coloring a drop at a time until desired shade is reached.
    4. Blend well, form balls into different sizes and shapes to resemble stones.
    5. Allow to dry at room temperature,or a dehydrator can be used for this.

    The Scent Will Last For About 8 Months. .



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  • Here is a Great idea from Rose, just in time for the holidays. Scented Ornaments!

    How to make your own Scented stones.

    Place these stones in a bowl to scent a room, or in your ashtray, wrap in mesh, tie with a bow and hang from your car mirror, hang in closets,etc.or give as gifts. A nice alternative to potpourri, and a great way to use your favorite scents.

    Rubber gloves
    1/2 Cup Plain Flower
    1/2 Cup Salt
    1/4-1/2 Teaspoon Scent.
    2/3 Cup Boiling water.
    Food coloring

    1. Mix dry ingredients well in a bowl.
    2. Add scent and boiling water to dry ingredients. Scent will be strong, but will fade slightly when stones are dry.
    3. For colored stones, blend in food coloring a drop at a time until desired shade is reached.
    4. Blend well, form balls into different sizes and shapes to resemble stones.
    5. Allow to dry at room temperature,or a dehydrator

    Scented Ornaments.
    This is a fun way to make your own Inexpensive Scented Holiday Ornaments, Refrigerator magnets, Personal Car Air Fresheners, Scented Wall Decor, Gifts, Gift Box Decorations, Party Favors, Closet Air Fresheners, Scent your unique ornaments with Citronella and hang them on your covered patio, or porch to deter Mosquitoes, etc. Moth proof closets, Scent Nurseries, and Children's Rooms. There are no limits to the creative uses for this recipe.

    Use Rubber gloves for mixing:
    2 Cups regular Flower.
    1 Cup Salt.
    1 Cup water, or enough water to make Play Dough Consistency.
    Inexpensive Theme Cookie cutters.

    Mix ingredients, Roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut out with Cookie Cutters, press firmly for more detail. Use a straw to poke a hole for hanging. Bake in a 300 degree oven for 1-2 hours or until dry.( Different ovens vary in length of time to bake) Remove, cool, paint and decorate as you wish. Spray with Clear Coat for a shiny finish. Put a piece of ribbon through the hole to hang, or glue a magnet on the back to hang on your refrigerator. Rub a few drops of your favorite Scent on the back of the Ornament. Hang, and enjoy. Store in sealed plastic Ziploc Bags. If giving as gifts, you may make them ahead of time, freeze them, and Add the scent before giving. Refresh with scent as needed.

    be used for this.

    The Scent Will Last For About 8 Months. .



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  • I want to scent some pine cones with Scent It scents. Can I do it? How?

    Scented Pine Cones
    Scented Pine Cones can be given as gifts, Decorate your home, or Christmas Tree during the Holidays. They can be set out in decorative dishes to Scent your home or office all year. They can be hung in closets, cars, etc. You can decorate them with crafter's glue and glitter or just leave them as they are for a Country Look, and feel. They can be an appealing addition to potpourri, or set in a decorative bowl with Scented Stones for a very nice fragrant smell, and a great decoration.

    Use only clean Pine Cones. you may purchase them from your favorite craft store,or pick them yourself. If you pick them yourself, you can make sure they are clean and bug free by rinsing your Pine Cones with water. Lay them out on an old cookie sheet and place in a 300* oven for 1 hour. Take out of the oven, careful as not to burn yourself. Spread Cones out on layers of news papers and set aside to complete drying.
    Materials you will need:
    Tightly lidded container,or Plastic Zip Lock bags.
    Scent, or scents of your choice.
    1- Facial Tissue for each container or bag.

    1. Fill the Container or bag with Clean, Dry Pine Cones.
    2. Liberally sprinkle Tissue with scent and add to the bag or container.
    3. Seal the bag or container tightly and allow the Scent to penetrate the Pine Cones for several days before removing. The longer the Pine Cones are are sealed with scent the stronger the Fragrance will be.

    There are a verity of Scents you can use depending upon the Season, where you will use these Pine Cones, and how.For the Holiday Season, try on of our Holiday Scents. As Gift giving they may be Scented especially for that special someone in your life. Here are a few ideas:
    Love - Rose.
    Enchantment - Lemon Verbena.
    Devotion - Lavender.
    Remembrance - Rosemary.
    Good Feelings - Cinnamon, and Basil.
    Wisdom - Sage.



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