I’m sure most of us have heard of if not seen the newest rage, Scented Stones. They liven up a room, car or even a gym bag with their aroma and yet don’t require anything to make them Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½work’ (unlike candles, that you have to burn).
It’s a simple process and you can get as unique as you’d like!
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Plaster of Paris mix (this is the easiest way, there ARE other ways but they require making your own dough using powdered aluminum and other ingredients, so the plaster of paris is the most readily accessible option)
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Leaves or herbs, flower buds -IF you want to add these for decorative purposes
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Fragrance oil or Essential Oils-whichever your prefer-can be bought at most arts/crafts stores or online
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½And if you desire to form them into certain shapes you’ll need either soap/candy molds or any other object you may have that you want to form them into that shape
These are so easy, even kids can do it!
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½First you’ll want to mix your plaster of paris mix with water according to the directions on the plaster of paris package.
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½After you add the water, add a couple drops of food color into the mix and continue mixing until you get the color you desire.
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Then add the fragrance oil or essential oil and any herbs, botanicals, flower buds if you’re adding those too, until you reach the strength of aroma you desire- you may want to make it a bit stronger so it’ll take a while to wear off.
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Simply pour the mixture into your molds and let harden according to the directions on the plaster of paris package.
Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½Pop out of the molds when dry and place in dresser drawers, gym bags, your car, in a decorative bowl for in the house or wherever you’d like to add a touch of aroma!
These should last approx 3-4 weeks without having to be touched up for aroma. When the aroma does wear off, simply place the stones in a baggie or container and add a few drops of fragrance oil or essential oils and keep closed for at least 24 hours and then they’ll be Ã?Â¯Ã?Â¿Ã?Â½re-energized’ and ready to go again!
For a variation which kids love, use acrylic paints and get animal, flower, stone shaped candy/soap molds and make the stones in the kids favorite shapes then have the kids paint them for a great smelling stone for their own room!
Or for the holidays do them in hearts, candy cane shapes, Christmas tree shapes, Star of David, whatever you’d like!
Great project to take aroma with you!