Creative Ways to Use Home Fragrance Oils

We all like things that smell nice. For instance, when we pass by someone and go mmmmm? “What fragrance is that” or walking into a friends home and it smells lovely, like fresh flowers, baked apple pie, or an exotic fragrance you can’t quite put your finger on, but it’s wonderful!

I have some great ideas that I recently tried using Fragrance oils in my home to make my clothes and home smell delicious. I tried using only Home fragrance oils to see how they would work and got some great results. BTW, they are more versatile than essential oils and there is a huge variety out there to suit everybody’s taste (or sense of smell).

I’ve been using a couple of the Claire Burke oils, most recently the Applejack & Peel Fragrance Oil. Applejack & Peel is the perfect fall fragrance and if you love the smell of Apple Pie or Baked Apples with cinnamon, you will love the smell of Applejack & Peel in your home. It’s calorie free too!

Growing up in Canada, I remember walking outside and breathing in the crisp cold air and all the winter fragrances that go with it. Believe it or not, I used to jog in the freezing cold weather, and the scent of fresh fir and pine trees was amazing. I’ll be using the Fresh Royal Fir fragrance in my home next month to get me in the winter mood.  It’s a favorite Holiday fragrance in our office as well!

Now, here are a few ways I use the oils in my home, and you can too, so that your home can smell delicious, or lightly fragrance your clothes or maybe, ‘take you away’ to a serene place or happy memory, or just mask your pet odor. (Original fragrance is used by pet owners around the country!)

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Create your own air freshener by putting a few drops of oil into a spray bottle and add water.  Spray the mist a few times to fragrance the room.

Claire Burke Home Fragrance Oils
Claire Burke Home Fragrance Oils

02. Cotton Balls

Put a drop or two of home fragrance oil on a cotton ball and rub on a light bulb (not incandescent or halogen) or freshen your drawers with a cotton ball or cotton cloth moistened with your favorite fragrance. You can also add the cotton ball into the vacuum cleaner so when it runs it releases the lovely scent.

03. Wax Warmer

Add a few drops of home fragrance oil to the wax in a wax warmer unit to enhance the fragrance output. 

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Claire Burke Home Fragrance Oils

04. Fragrant Note 

Add a few drops to stationery or envelopes to share your love of fragrance. My favorite fragrance to use on letters is Original by Claire Burke. Everyone always calls me after they open a letter from me and ask me where my stationary is from. 

05. Dryer Sheets

Who said dryer sheets were only available in  "fresh linen" scents? Add 3-5 drops of home fragrance oil to a cotton square and make your own dryer sheet.  Wild Cotton is a great option for this to create that fresh cotton smell.

Claire Burke Home Fragrance Oil Hacks
Claire Burke Home Fragrance Oil Hacks

06. Botanicals

You can make your own potpourri by gathering some pinecones and nuts and put them in a bag with several drops of the fragrance home oil of your choice. Try Christmas Memories, Fresh Royal Fir, Sparkling Citron Home Fragrance Oil and shake it up. To ensure a stronger scent let me remain in the bag for a couple of hours. Then, arrange them in your favorite bowl where you can smell them every time you walk by. 

07. Diffusers

Add several drops of home fragrance oil to the water in a plug-in diffuser. It’s an easy way to fill your rooms with fragrance.

Claire Burke Home Fragrance Oil Hacks

1 comment

  • Tempie Martin

    Claire Burke once offered fragrance rings to put over your light bulbs fill with oil and experience the waif of fragrance when the bulb heated up. I still have them and use them. Bring them back please.

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