I love a good holiday scent – specifically anything Christmas Tree related – spruce, fir, whathaveyou. I find, however, that with the bajillion of candles that I have in this house, there is just no need to add more. So I’ve developed a little trick to turn the plain votives that I use so much into scented candles.
Years ago, I bought a Balsam & Cedar home fragrance oil for about $5, but realized that burning it straight was a little overwhelming, so that is when I developed this little trick. I simply add the oil to drugstore epsom salt and surround a plain glass votive with the salt. Then, when the plain candle burns, it warms the salt, giving off a much more subtle scent than just the straight oil in an oil burner.
Not only do you use less oil, but then you don’t have to buy a burner! I’ve told you guys how many of my DIYs stem from being super cheap! See the step by step photo directions below. [Read more…]