I have loads of those plug in air fresheners and I have been trying to find ways of refilling them with my own scents. I have tried using water, oil and water mix, oil, scented perfumes, etc. and none of them seem to work. Has anyone found a way of re-filling these with their own scents?
Margaret from Swansea, UK
You can easily reuse any kind of refills that previously had scented oil in it. Use only essential oils (purchased from aromatherapy shops) and avoid preparing your own scents unless you
know and tested the composition (not recommended). Essential oils contain highly volatile compounds: (1) and are used in aromatheraphy in various ways, including electric heat diffusers (2). Regarding the fragrancers, they are safe from fire unless they are not held in proper position (3). It diffuses effectively, when not using essential oils that appear too thick.
From my experience, I can tell you that I reused tens of refills successfully, and they smelled just like new. Depending of what brand and type of electric fragrancer you have,
I was looking this subject up merely to find some recipes, but I have been to this site frequently and love it, so I thought that I would share that I have refilled the Glade Plug-In (with night light) myself, safely. No fires. No bad or odd smells. Just pure essential oil (8 drops total) and the rest filled with extra virgin olive oil. It smells fantastic. I was even able to pop off the white top with a butter knife, though I would be careful to that end. It is easy to crack the top, rendering it useless. (01/24/2008)
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