Alternative to Potpourri - Make Your Own Scented Rocks

United States
January 6, 2007 7:28pm CST
Place rocks in a bowl or dish to scent a room. A nice alternative to potpourri! 1/2 cup plain flour 1/2 cup salt 1/4 teaspoon essential oil (your favorite scent) 2/3 cups boiling water Food coloring, if desired In bowl, mix dry ingredients well. Add essential oil, and boiling water to dry ingredients. (Scent will be strong, but will fade slightly when dry.) For colored stones, blend in food coloring, one drop at a time until desired shade is reached. Blend ingredients, and form balls into different shape and sizes to look like stones. Allow stones to dry.
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
9 Jan 07
How cool! That sounds wonderful! I'm gonna try this as soon as I can. I've never done anything with essential oil, can it be readily and inexpensively bought? What would be the best place for me to buy the oil? I've just got to do this!
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• United States
10 Jan 07
I have been using Boleks Craft Supplys for over 20 years for my supplies. They sell essential oils on their site or in their books. Here is a link to them. http://www.bolekscrafts.com/
@GardenGerty (81513)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Jan 07
I used to have a recipe that involved using the peels and seeds left from making apple sauce, and cinnamon, essential oils and the fixative orris root. You made little balls and dried them and put them in little sleeves of colored fabric. Those were good too.
• United States
8 Jan 07
If you come across the recipe, please send it my way GG. : )
• United States
8 Jan 07
Wow, that sounds so easy and great. I love potpourri. I just usually buy it. I also love scented candles. I will give this one a try. You are so sweet to share so many things with us. Thank you.
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• United States
7 Jan 07
Wow! I have never heard of this before. I like potpourri and will definitely give this a try. Potpourri is nice to freshen up the room. Thank you for sharing.
@CatVegas (711)
• United States
7 Jan 07
I love Potpourri and your idea is great and I will have to try it. I love burning scented candles and all, but I only burn the ones in a jar as I don't want a fire. But the scented rocks would be nice to place like the bathrooms and bedrooms. About how long does the scent last??
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@shoelover (1574)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
You my friend are so full of wonderful ideas. I really enjoy reading your posts as you are a veritable fountain of information. I will write this recipe down as I love all scented things to freshen up room. Thankyou so much.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
You are so very welcome!
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
10 Jan 07
I never heard of this, thanks for sharing. I sure will give it a try.
@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
wow nice idea. Thanks for sharing the information
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
13 Mar 07
This sound so easy and cool. I will definately have to try this. Thanks for posting this.