Last November I was sucked into Bath and Body Work’s Oil Based Air Fresheners, Wallflowers. It was Black Friday around 2 am and I was in a mall where mobs of teenagers were nearly trampling each other to get a once a year discount on Victoria’s Secret panties. It is something I will never be able to ‘get’. Why you need to employ police officers to control a shopping crowd. I mean, I could “get it” if the underwear for free!
But I digress…
I found myself in Bath and Body Works basically for the sake of saving my own life. While there I fell for their amazingly discounted wallflower plugin air fresheners. Bath and Body works has a nice variety of some pretty amazing scents. I ended up spending a lot of money there, more than I will allow myself to admit to my husband. But it is now April and I have run out of Wallflower Air Fresheners. And honestly, I cannot afford to keep purchasing them!
Fortunately for me, I ran across a pin on Pinterest through Budget Savvy Diva with instructions for making your own oil plugin-in air freshener refill!
Making Your own Oil Plug-In Air Freshener Refill
Step 1. Remove the wick and rinse the bulb.
Step 2. Fill the bulb with a scented oil. An essential oil would be great if you have concerns about the chemicals in the typical air fresheners.
Step 3. Replace the wick.
Step 4. Plugin and Enjoy!
I found that the DIY Air Freshener Refill works amazingly well!
I have read a lot of scary things about the dangers of air fresheners, in particular the Wallflowers. Apparently they often contain chemicals that are toxic. I am assuming that using essential oils would be a healthier choice.
However, essential oil is not cheap. Regardless it is still saving me money compared to paying Bath and Body Works $12 for a pack of 2 refills!
Walmart sells scented oils that are meant to be placed in the warmers. I am going to do a little research to see if those have the same toxins you find in most other plug-in air fresheners. If they are safe to use, then that would save me even more money!
We have tested and PinProved the DIY Oil Plugin Air Freshener Refill