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« on: May 05, 2012 08:27:18 PM »

(Not sure if this is in the right spot, sorry...)

I obtained three small vials of perfume (probably no more than 10mL in each of them, plus one of those little 5mL sample vials) from a friend who didn't want them. Only problem is: I don't wear perfume, and my partner won't let me sell them!

What should I do with all this perfume?
Can I use it to make bath products like bath bombs or something?
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012 12:40:45 AM »

Yes you could!  I can't find my links at the moment for bath bombs, but you can use perfumes instead of the usual fragrances.  It tends to work the very best if they are essential oil based without much dilution and particularly without alcohol in them.

You can also dilute them out to make a room spray (use something with a very high alcohol content and no scent like everclear) that you shake before you spritz.

If they are not super flammable (ie not alcohol based) you can use tart warmers as oil warmers to make a room scented.  Just be sure to put a little water in with the oil and keep an eye on it or it will scorch.
Candles are do-able as well, substitute the perfume for the scent that is added to the wax.

Finally, you can always use a bit of them in bath water to scent it, as you would use a bath oil. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012 04:06:22 PM »

Here is the recipe I used for bath bombs at Christmas.  You can definitely use perfume instead of essential oil.

Hmmm, it would help if I added it, would it not?

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012 07:51:47 PM »

Hello.  I use the old  perfume in a makeshift room diffuser.  Uncapping the perfume bottle is a challenge on some of them.  But, I took an old bottle, poured/dripped until gone the old perfume into the bottle and then inserted, long cake testers (bamboo sticks) and even some old unused insense sticks into the solution. I put the homemade diffuser on a shelf in the bathroom and it has worked great.  Much has evaporated, but it still is working great.  Good luck.  Marcia
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