I recently discovered a way to refill a Glade Plug In. I used a small screwdriver to pry up the the plastic plug that holds the wick, removed the wick, refilled the base with canola and essential oils, then replaced the wick with a piece of wood dowel. The wood dowel fit perfectly and wicks up the oil well. I wonder if this is safe? Can I leave it unattended? I don't want to start a fire.
By Amy from Janesville, WI
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By mrs christmas05/20/2010
I think it may be better to use alchohol as a carrier for the essential oils but I am not certain. They might evaporate too fast. I just wonder if the 100% oil refill will evaporate at all?
Much better and safer answer is using the Re-Scent-It system. Go to Re-Scent-It.com and see their easy fragrance refilling system so you can refill your own Glade or any other brand of diffusers with the exact same fragrances bought in the bottles. Don't risk using the wrong oils. It could be a fire hazard.
Here are questions related to Refilling Glade Plug-ins.
Do the Glade Plug-ins with the slide in scent ever lose their capability to emit scent?
By Rose B.
Robin's right. The scent unit gets empty and has to be replaced. We use the Sense & Spray, & we do well if the little cannister lasts an entire month. Worse yet, they frequently change the design just enough so you have to buy an entirely new unit. :(
Can you refill a Glade plug in with your own potpourri oil and how do you do it?
By Tracy D.
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Can you refill those wall-outlet scenters to make your house smell good? I have several glade ones that are getting very expensive to buy. They say they last a month. I'm not getting that much time from mine. Does anyone have anyway to refill these ourselves? I think we all would love this.
Angelheart from Clyde, TX
I've read the recipe for refilling reed diffusers. Its a great idea since the good ones are quite expensive and the ones from a dollar store just don't work all that well. My question is, does anyone know if you can use this same recipe for refilling the bottles for plug-in air fresheners, or does anyone have a recipe?
It makes me angry that the companies like Glade, etc. sell the bottles only 3/4 full. The prices are quite high when you have a few of these in the house. I have found the tops do come off so could be refilled. I'm tossing out 4 - 6 of the glass bottles every month or so. It is terrible to fill the trash with them.
By EM10 from Ontario, Canada
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