How to Make Aroma Stones

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How to make DIY aroma stones with essential oils. Use these as a natural passive diffuser in small spaces or as a natural air freshener.

These scented rocks are easy to make with common kitchen ingredients. I scented mine with Lava essential oil blend from Simply Earth. It's an uplifting scent with grapefruit, blood orange, ho wood, and sandalwood. I used a silicone gemstone mold. The ones in the mold took a long time to dry, so definitely add more flour as needed so the dough is dry if you use a mold.

You will need:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour (plus more as needed)
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoons essential oils
  • 2/3 cup cooled boiled water
  • 2 teaspoons mica powder or food coloring

Mix the dry ingredients together and stir.

Add the water. I boiled it and let it cool completely.

Then add the essential oils and stir well. Use a spoon or a gloved hand.

Add your color. I used mica powder. I divided mine into three bowls to make three colors. You can make yours the same color or make a few colors.

Knead well with gloved hands. Add more flour as needed. The dough should not be sticky.

Press into a mold or make rocks. To make a rock, make a sphere and flatten slightly. Let dry completely.

Put them in a pretty dish and set on a desk or in a small space. They will act like a natural air freshener.

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  • Victoria Hughes Victoria Hughes on Apr 02, 2021

    could I use distilled water instead of boiling and cooling the water?

  • Margaret Margaret on Mar 29, 2022

    how long are the rocks active?

  • Tess Tess on Mar 30, 2022

    approximately how long do these take to dry completely? Thanks

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