DIY SCENTED SEA-SHELLs --- Done In 5 Mins
How to Make Scented Shells
Clean the shells.Make a washing mixture from soapy water with a dash of bleach added to it. Use this mixture to clean the sand, grit and any marks off the shells.
Prepare the cuttlefish bone.This will serve as the medium for releasing the scent into the shells. Ensure that it is clean by wiping it over with a dry paper towel. Add the essential oils directly to the surface of the cuttlefish in the following proportions:
- 25 drops of lemon essential oil
- 15 drops of bay essential oil
- 5 drops of rosemary essential oil
Prepare the vanilla pod.Gently bruise the vanilla pod to enable it to release its aroma. Bend the pod in several places and gently wiggle about to release the aroma. Once you can smell the aroma rising from the pod, it is ready for use.
Put the scented cuttlefish, bruised vanilla pod and shells into the airtight container.Be careful not to drop the shells as you store them. Seal the lid tightly. Leave the shells to absorb the scents for one month (four weeks). At the end of the month, check to see if the scent is strong enough.
Remove the shells for display.Take out half of the shells and place them into the display bowl or container. Put them into the bathroom, toilet or other small room in the house.
Refresh the display shells regularly.The shells will gradually lose the scent over several weeks. Rotate the display shells with the shells still stored in the airtight container.
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- You can keep refreshing the stored shells for as long as you like. You will need to refresh the drops of oil on the cuttlefish from time to time.
- Other suitable additions to the display include small glass pebbles in colours that reflect your décor.
- Experiment with different types of shells and maybe even one large shell. Change the style of the display shells to suit your décor needs.
- Vary the essential oils to suit your preferred scents.
- Be careful of sharp edges when handling shells.
- Take the usual precautions when handling essential oils; always read the labels and follow the instructions.
Things You'll Need
Collection of seashells. If you have a collection already, you might like to use these; otherwise shells can be purchased at craft stores and some home decoration stores
Tea towel or paper towels
1 vanilla pod/bean
Lemon, bay and rosemary essential oils
1 cuttlefish bone
Container with airtight lid, e.g. large yoghurt container, large ice cream tub, small bucket with lid etc.
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