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We all like our home to smell pretty, but let's face it: the plug-in type fragrances can get a little pricey. Luckily, I found a simple and inexpensive solution. DIY Plug-Ins!

What you need:

  • A plug-in of your choice (with an empty bulb).
  • An essential oil you like. 
  • Water 
  • A butter knife to pry off the cap on the plug-in bulb


Step 1: Remove the cap from the plug-in bulb then clean it out with warm water.

Step 2: Put about 20 drops of your favorite essential oil into the plug-in bulb. I used the scent of cloves because it reminds me of the upcoming holiday season, and it was one of the essential oils I had hanging around. You may also like vanilla, lavender, orange, lemon or cinnamon.

Step 3: Pour water into the bulb, but leave some space so the water doesn’t overflow when you place the wick back in.

Step 4: Put the wick back in the bulb. Be sure it snaps back into to place.

Step 5: Plug that baby in, and enjoy your fragrant home!

Mountain Rose Herbs has essential oils at reasonable prices. A 1 oz bottle should last you about a year, considering you will only have to refill the plug-in bulb about once every month. You can purchase a 1 oz bottle of the organic orange scent for only $4.00, making it only .33¢ per refill!

This has been a guest post by Jackie from Clifton Park, NY
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