Susie Bell's Instructions for making your own air fresheners

This is how we scent our air fresheners.  The scent and packaging takes about 12 minutes - 2 minutes for the application of
the scent and 10 minutes for the fragrance oil to soak in.  It is so simple and easy, you can make hundreds in a day.  We sold
them at flea markets, to gas stations, craft shops and to our friends.  

Kid would have great fun in making and selling around the neighborhood!  Of course, never let anyone under the age of 18
make the fresheners without direct adult supervision.  

Scents may cause irritation to the skin and eyes of small ones.

Unscented cut paper blank with smooth finish and soft absorbent middle.

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Assemble Your Supplies - Below is everything we use in making our own airfresheners. You can purchase blank air
freshener from us.  You can also purchase
fragrance oils (commonly called candle scent) by following the links here.

Great for fun raisers, craft shops, flea markets and any place else you can think of.  

If you are crafting Valentine Day's Necklaces, not scented air fresheners, here is a little trick Susie taught me:
Decoupage pretty tissue paper (among other papers) to the base cutout. After completely dry, use a fingernail file and
file off excess paper around the edges for a smoother look.  You can create amazing decorations with different paper,
think old magazines, tissue paper, glitter, ect.  Add pretty ribbon and little girls love the necklace.
takes 2-3 weeks to make the paper and ship.)

Includes: 8 ounces  Fragrance Oil (Your choice of lilac,
honeysuckle, black cherry, sex on the beach, clean cotton, angel
wings, mulberry, peach, or apple.)

25 air freshener blanks- your choice of shapes

25 cello bags to put your finished air fresheners in.  

You provide the rest!
To scent our air freshener we use the following supplies:
1. Something to cover our work surface (we use waxed paper)
2. An air freshener blank
3. A small inexpensive paint brush
4. Paper towels
5. Small container for F.O. and alcohol
6. Fragrance Oil.
7. Alcohol for cleaning your brush
8. We use a rack to lay our scented blank on  (This is not necessary, but it is helpful)


First step - Select a Blank
WARNING
Listen Up!  When adding scent to the Smiley Face, it takes about an hour for the scent to creep into the eyes and
smile.  

Do not keep adding more scent, then usual.  

You will rip the darn thing up.  

If you are painting the eyes and smile, they you don't need to be bothered.  The paint will not let the scent go in the
eyes and smile anyway. This small amount of painted space will not matter to the overall smell when finished.  The
smiley face is my favorite, I keep one in my car.
See how simply we finished this crafting project!  Easy as pie.  What a great little project for everyone.
How adorable and fun for the whole family or a simple way to make a little extra and have some fun.


Now, for our disclaimer......Just because we can make money selling these finished products, doesn't mean that
everyone can.  Some people just can't seem to accomplish even the simplest of task.  You need common sense and a
little "get up and go". If you can't manage to do what we can, please don't complain to us.  We have plenty of customer
who can.


Decorating the blanks

The blanks can be decorated, but there are some things that work and some things that don’t work.

These are the things that DON’T work!

1. Magic Markers, Marks a Lot and Sharpies don’t work. The fragrance oil will eat the image in about 20 minutes.

2. Rubber cement, household cement, and Spraymount don’t work. The fragrance oil acts like a solvent on these glues
so that whatever you attach to the blank will slide right off. Hot glue works for a couple of weeks, but will loosen over time.

3. Clear Avery Labels don’t work. The fragrance oil not only dissolves the glue on the back, but it also softens the clear
label and turns it into a little pile of goo.

4. Rubber stamping inks don’t work. Some stamping inks do work, but you have to get the ones that are dye based as
opposed to pigment based. The pigment based stamping mediums will be dissolved by the fragrance oil.

5. Oil paints don’t work for the same reason that pigment-based stamp pads don‘t work

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However, there are a lot of things that DO work:

1. Washable markers (like the Crayola washable markers) work. They are a water based marker and they come in a lot
of colors and they are inexpensive. You don’t have to get the Crayola markers. The ones from the Dollar store work
great.

2.Elmer’s glue, Alleen’s Tacky glue and any white glue work. These glues are called PVA glues and are water soluble.
They hold well, they dry clear and they are cheap.

3.Ross glue sticks work fine if you are gluing something light, like a label. Just apply pressure (a large heavy book) to
the glued piece for about 10 minutes. You can find the glue sticks in the office supply store or the office section of
Walmart. They usually come 2 to a pack and they last a long time if you don’t forget to put the top back on them. Don’t
get the ones that start out purple or blue and dry clear. They don’t dry clear.

4. Acrylic paints work. You can buy these in little bottles in the craft department.
They are cheap and they come in a lot of colors.

5. Glitter works. Just paint the surface of the blank with Elmer’s type glue and sprinkle either glitter or mica on the glue
and tap off the excess. The glue dries clear. If you have a lot of glitter on the front of the blank, it might be a good idea
to scent from the back, as the glitter will get into you paint brush and it hard to get the glitter out of the brush.

No matter how you decide to decorate the blanks, you must always remember to decorate first, let the decorations sit for
about 24 hours and then scent.

If you want to experiment with different glues, paints or stamping media, look at the clean-up instructions on the label. If
the clean up has to be done with a solvent such as turpentine, mineral spirits or a special cleaning solution that is
specific to that product, it probably isn’t compatible with the fragrance oil. If the clean up uses just water or soap and
water, the product will probably work just fine. Always test you products first.


If you have any more questions, please let us know, we will try to help when ever we can, but we don't know
everything.....yet!
Next, pour your
fragrance oil into a
container.  Remember
the better the oil, the
longer, stronger and
better your air
freshener will be.
Now take your cheap little craft brush
and paint the fragrance oil on one side
of the blank.
Blot your brush on the paper towel
Swish your brush for a
minute or so
Pour some rubbing alcohol into a cup.
Now turn the blank
over and paint the
other side!
Pour the unused fragrance
oil back into the bottle.
Package your freshener in
a cello bag and label.  
You're done!!
Thread a hanger (ribbon, raffia,
elastic, etc.) through the hole.  I have
heard that some people like to add the
hanger first, to give a better grip on
the air freshener shape.  I guess this is
a personal preference.
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