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Alternative Scents for Rainbow Vacuum

Does anyone know of any alternatives that can be used instead of the regular scents that you put into your rainbow vacuum cleaner? I don't have any stores near me that sell them and don't want to buy them online without being able to smell them first. I thought about putting liquid potpourri in it but I don't know if that would work and how much I should use? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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August 24, 20081 found this helpful

My husband is a huge fan of our rainbow vac. (It's his big chore, and always looks for ways to make it more fun) He buys herbal extracts from the grocery store (Whole Foods would have tons) like peppermint, vanilla, eucalyptus, etc. He says it only takes two to three drops from an eyedropper to really work well. He said your idea of liquid potpourri would work fine, too. Just don't add too much right off the bat, because wow, it can really fill the house. Good luck!

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Anonymous
December 25, 20160 found this helpful

I ordered an off brand on line and it created a lot of foam and stopped my rain mate up. Used a toothpick to clean it.

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August 25, 20081 found this helpful

In the water chamber, when you add the fresh water, add a few drops of essential oil of your choice.

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Wal-Mart sells these oils for 2 or 3 dollars, and one container will last for several uses.
I worked for a local resort and vacuuming was one of my chores, and this is the method they used.

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July 20, 20161 found this helpful

You definitely should not be using essential oils from Walmart they are synthetics!!

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July 28, 20160 found this helpful

can you use popouri oils safely in rainbow vacumn cleaner

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

can i use essential oil in my rainmate?

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July 25, 20170 found this helpful

What department for you get them in in Walmart?

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March 18, 20180 found this helpful

Walmarts or Better Homes brand is not 100% pure at all (more like perfume) and would not last long at all in in your water(if you have a rainbow vac that cleans the air and and want lasting scents 24hr esp). They really are no good compared to Young Living, Plant Therapy etc.

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and those brands are clean for your body. I have been putting drops of Young Living drops of Christmas Spirit on my rainbow and I like it. Definitely last longer than the Better Homes & Gardens that I tried out just to try :)

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March 18, 20180 found this helpful

I do! Young Living and Plant Therapy brand to run all day.

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June 10, 20180 found this helpful

Absolutely not.
Too oily . I do not know what the rainmate fragrances are made of but they aren't oily enough to clog up a rainmate like the oils will.
I've heard of fabric softener but again. I am afraid to try anything but the rainmate fragrances.

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By sarah (Guest Post)
February 19, 20092 found this helpful

For years I have used 1/4 cup of my favorite fabric softener in the rainbow as a scent. It is fantastic and doesn't cause suds!

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Anonymous
December 7, 20170 found this helpful

that's toxic... just fyi

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May 3, 20100 found this helpful

Hi I used to work for Rainbow and using any oils/fragrances not approved by Rexair voids your warranty and can also cause build up around your motor.

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Anonymous
February 4, 20180 found this helpful

Rainbows do not use "motors"

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March 4, 20180 found this helpful

Motors are electric, engines are combustion. The rainbow has a motor, your car has an engine.

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November 28, 20131 found this helpful

I have also used fabric softener and have never had a problem. Plus, I always have it on hand.

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August 16, 20160 found this helpful

Such a great idea ! This is such a clean smell too.

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June 23, 20141 found this helpful

I also used to work for Rainbow. Basically when you take your machine in for repair they can say anything they want to void your warranty; your separator wasn't cleaned, you used a non approved fragrance, etc.

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August 16, 20160 found this helpful

That is so funny!

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July 22, 20170 found this helpful

Sadly that is true. I too worked for rainbow and the separator was dirty was the first thing the man I worked for said when I took mine in. I called him on it though bc I was one that cleaned it with a toothbrush every time or two that I used it.

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IF you use anything besides the fragrances be sure it does not suds. That will burn the Motor out.

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August 23, 20151 found this helpful

My wife and I have had our Rainbow for about 15 years and still love it! We use the Rainbow oils most of the time, but if we run out, we've found that fresh Orange, Lemon or Tangerine peels added to the water will also give a good fresh Citrus smell. And the natural Citrus oils are light enough to add freshness without clogging the system as much as a heavier oil might. Twisting, crushing or tearing the peels before adding, also helps to release more of the Citrus oils/fragrance into the water.

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April 23, 20170 found this helpful

Genius! Thanks for the tip!

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July 28, 20160 found this helpful

please answer the question below

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February 8, 20170 found this helpful

My husband and I just bought a used Rainbow, and LOVE it!! I didn't have any of the oils, so my husband suggested we try the oil in our Reed diffuser.....

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it worked amazingly well!!! It is one of our favorite scents (Yankee Candle Sage and Citrus). Our house smeled awesome!

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Anonymous
February 9, 20170 found this helpful

A ¾ dose of your favorite fabric softener is quite long lasting.

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June 5, 20180 found this helpful

3/4 of what? tsp, tblspn, container?

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January 5, 20180 found this helpful

I prefer to use pure essential oils in my water basin. There are hundreds of blends or you can make up your own! Just keep the drop count to 3-5 total.

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January 25, 20180 found this helpful

For those adding products that foam, our dealer suggested to add a few drops of Jet Dry, Finish (etc.), will allow scented product and minimize or reduce foaming. I like adding splash-less Clorox, once a month with Jet Dry (just a few drops) helps to reduce fungi in the air during winter. We live in Alaska this help reduce common cold repetitiveness in ones home.

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April 17, 20180 found this helpful

FYI, Essential oils may smell great, but they are actually extremely potent. Damage and deterioration is a common problem to plastic containers. Glass is a better option for essential oils because the oils cannot be damaged by the inert nature of the glass.

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If you are using diluted essential oils, plastic containers, specifically PET, are okay, but not ideal. Diluted essential oils can come in the form of lotions or other personal care products.

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