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brokendove
« on: March 06, 2006 10:49:23 PM »

I wasn't too sure where this should go cause there isnt a section devoted to stinky stuff...

I made these fragrant rocks using the following recipe


http://web.archive.org/web/20060715225739/http://www.craftbits.com/images/191_main_FragrantRocks.jpg


Materials:  
1/2 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt.
1/4 teaspoon of essential oil (your favorite scent).
2/3 cup of boiling water  
Instructions:  
Place these natural looking fragrance rocks around your house , in ash trays , in the car as a great alternative to pot pourri or incense .

Mix 1/2 cup of flour (wholemeal flour gives great texture.
1/2 cup of salt.
1/4 teaspoon of essential oil (your favorite scent).
2/3 cup of boiling water
and food coloring if wanted .

mix all the dry ingredients together then add the oil and last the hot water , add the color drop by drop ,
once cool enough to handle roll into small balls around 2-3 inch in size
or be creative and make assorted shapes.

This mixture dries hard after several days in a warm but dry area and has a large potential to be used for other great craft idea's
 


The Full Instructions are on my site here...

http://craftbits.com/project/fragrant-rocks/


hope you like them ....

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2006 06:01:44 PM »

WOW!!!  i just saw these recently and they were CRAZY expensive... like $30 for a small box.... I can't wait to make these  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006 07:20:37 PM »

well these are not very popular...

am i the only one who thought these were fantasticly fun to make and mush about ??
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006 08:01:52 PM »

Wow! I'm bookmarking this now and I'm going to go make some as soon as my hubby is done cleaning the kitchen! Yay!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2006 08:49:59 AM »

Thanks brokendove I'm going to have a go at making some, my 2 kittens are always making my room stinky  Embarrassed
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2006 07:06:31 AM »

Hey, that looks like fun - thanks for the idea. I wonder how long the fragrance lasts..?
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006 08:37:28 AM »

Man I wish I wasn't getting ready to move - I promised myself no new projects (with supplies I have to buy, that is!) until I'm in my new place. Sucks cause our house smells right now :/ But great idea, and this thread is def. bookmarked.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2006 09:15:23 AM »

Ooh bookmarking this, thanks. I hate pot pourri but I need something to make the air a bit more fragrant.
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« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2006 07:57:38 PM »

Wonderful idea!

Do you know if almond and vanilla extract will work?
I'm not so clear on the 'essential oil' term  Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006 02:14:53 PM »

Thanks for posting this!  I'm always on the lookout for new ways to use up my beloved BPAL.   Kiss  I can definitely use these in my car.

I wonder if I can mold them around ribbon or string?  Then I could hang them from my rearview mirror.   Grin

shewantsxglamor, I doubt extract will work.  They aren't concentrated enough.  Essential oil or fragrance oil can be found in the candle- or soap-making section of your local craft store.
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« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2006 02:23:31 PM »

I just made some and they were like rock soup. Are they supposed to be a different texture. I added another cup of flour and that worked.
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2006 09:33:30 PM »

I know this is an old thread but i was wondering what colors people used to make them.  I was thinking about making them this weekend for the bathroom in my new apartment.  I know it says food coloring, so i was wondering if you could mix food coloring to make rock colors or what you did. 

I was thinking about putting them in a glass container with some fake flowers.  My bathroom is sort of a palm tree theme.  Creme & dark green colors. 

Any other ideas?

Thanks!
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006 04:48:09 AM »

I made a mauve color for my rocks, but just play around with the blends of food coloring to get a nice color.

Grey earthy tones will go well with your palm tree theme or even a yellow tone and shape them like bamboo sticks..

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2006 09:50:08 AM »

This is awesome, can't wait to get home and make these with my kids, they will love it!!

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« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2006 03:30:20 PM »

I made my fragrant rocks this weekend!



They aren't quite done drying yet, but so far I'm happy with the results.  I used a whole wheat graham flour that had quite a bit of texture. 

Also, I used some Potpourri oil, that I just happened to have.  I found the fragrance oil at hobby lobby today which I think I will use if I do this again. 

I was wondering where you find essential oils though?  I didn't see any with the fragrance oil.  I was thinking of making some lip balm that says it requires essential oil so I was just wondering where I would find that. 

Thanks!
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« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2006 06:31:07 PM »

Your rocks look great....

Essential oils cab usually be found in health food stores, good pharmacy's that sell natural products and also some boutique beauty stores will also sell essential oils.

Good luck with the balm..
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