I am a sucker for candles. I love the combo of the scent plus the ambiance, but I will have to admit that back when I was in high school my parents were always on my back because I would forget to blow them out! OO000Ps! Thank you Jesus that story has never ended badly with me torching down the house. Funny I would marry a Fireman, huh? But with that said, now owning my own home, I must be extra careful to not let old habits slip! This DIY is definitely a preventive in the making. Forget the flames and just get the good smells the all natural way- essential oils!
Vessel– needs to have a narrow opening, check out thrift stores
Skewers (only need 4 to 5, you can by reeds or use bamboo skewers)
1/4 cup Carrier Oil– ideally one that is not heavy so it will move up skewers faster (coconut oil, safflower oil, almond oil, etc)
20 drops Essential Oils
Add 1/4 cup oil to your vessel.
Next drop 20 or so drops of your scented oils, I did Lavender- mmm!
After doing some research here are some combo scents I found intriguing (if only I had all those oils)
Peppermint + Wild Orange
Lavender + Lemon + Rosemary
Cinnamon + Wild Orange
Grapefruit + Lemon + Lime
Lavender + Eucalyptus
White Fir + Cypress
Juniper Berry + Lavender
Bergamot + Patchouli
Give a quick stir with your skewer and then add all the skewers. The more skewers you add just means the faster the oil will be used (aka a stronger scent) and you will need to refill.
Not sure if it could get any easier?
It’s the perfect addition to my new room makeover!! (more to come on that project!) Once the sticks are completely saturated you will replace them with new sticks.