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DIY Gel Air Freshener: {Smelly Jelly Recipes}

Posted By Tipnut On October 18, 2010 @ 1:40 am In DIY | 40 Comments

Recipe:

Make Your Own Color & Smell Combinations With These Easy Air Freshener Recipes

Make Your Own Color & Smell Combinations With These Easy Air Freshener Recipes

2 cups water
4 packages Gelatin (plain)
15 to 20 drops Essential Oil (adjust to personal preference)
1 to 2 TBS salt
Food Coloring

Directions:

  • In a small pot, mix 1 cup water, essential oil and food coloring. As soon as it starts to boil, remove from heat.
  • Completely dissolve gelatin and salt in the hot water then add the other cup of water (cold)–stir well (gently so it doesn’t foam).
  • Pour into jars and set aside for a couple days before using so the gelatin has a chance to completely set (you can refrigerate to speed up the process). Once cooled, cover with lids that have a few holes punched in them to allow fragrance to escape.

The salt in this recipe is used to help combat mold, please make sure to add it.

Alternate Recipe:

  • Follow the recipe above but substitute the 2 cups of water and the essential oil with 2 cups of concentrated liquid potpourri. As above, heat 1 cup first with the food coloring, remove from heat, dissolve the gelatin and salt then add the other cup.

Super Smelly Jelly

  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg of 4-serving jelly powder (ie. box of instant Jello)
  • 1 Tbsp. vodka
  • 1/4 tsp dish soap
  • Essential Oil or Fragrance

Combine & set in a jar with holes poked in the top. The vodka is to help prevent the jelly become moldy.

Source: CBC.ca [1] (update: original webpage no longer active)

Optional:

  • Add embellishments (embedded items) similar to the gel candles [2] embedded items ideas (listed at the bottom of the page).
  • You can layer the colors, simply allow one color to set completely for a few days before pouring the next layer of color.

Jars

  • Make sure the jars are completely clean before pouring in the hot liquid.
  • You could cover the top with lace or netting instead of jar lids. Tie decoratively with ribbons, raffia, whatever you fancy.
  • Any heat proof glass jar will do. Collect jam & jelly jars, mason jars or even baby food jars can be used for the Smelly Jellies.

More ides for homemade air fresheners, see: How To Make A Reed Diffuser [3], 12 Easy DIY Air Fresheners [4] and 13 Simmering Pot Recipes [5].


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URLs in this post:

[1] CBC.ca: http://www.cbc.ca/

[2] gel candles: http://tipnut.com/candle-projects/

[3] How To Make A Reed Diffuser: http://tipnut.com/reed-diffusers/

[4] 12 Easy DIY Air Fresheners: http://tipnut.com/easy-air-fresheners/

[5] 13 Simmering Pot Recipes: http://tipnut.com/fragrant-home-13-simmering-pot-recipes/

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