Thursday, September 20, 2007

Smell that?

I wanted to get some yummy air fresheners for the house. One, because I like to smell them, but this time around I mainly want my potential home buyers to think that I have just baked fresh gingerbread!

Who knew there were so many choices? Like most things in my everyday life, I like to see if there is a healthier or safer alternative. I spotted these and out of every thing there they seemed to be the best as far as fewest chemicals go. Then I saw the price tag and was in awe. I mean 8 bucks? For an air freshener? If it were just for my sniffer, I would go the ol' cinnamon sticks in the water and heat on the stove trick. I was, however, not so sure how that would go over with people walking thru the house and looking at every single thing.

The price seemed a little steep to me, but I dove in and began sniffing. Now, I have never smelled a fig. I like to eat them, but when I eat them I never really thought of them as an air freshener type smell. I passed on that one. The lavender one was way too strong. I really enjoyed the apple vanilla one, but you could only get it in a refill and I needed the whole shebang to start out. So, I ended up with gingerbread spice and sweet water.

Now, if you have read my blog at all you know that I have a strong aversion to used water. So, my instinct was to wonder how does one find sweet water....and where can I get it. I sure hope that after I use this thing it doesn't smell like used water...does used water smell? I am sure some does.

Anyway, I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and plugged them in. The smells are nice, but not too overpowering. They say they will last 8 weeks....I will keep you posted on that part! My main hang up with them is that I wish I could get some that don't have to be plugged in. I like to conserve energy. It is what I do. The only other form I could get them in at this particular store was candles. I didn't like the idea of that since I wouldn't be home when I needed them to be making my house smell pretty. I do see on their website tho that they offer them in aroma rings. That may be a way to go. Of course, I would have to see if they were recyclable!


9 comments:

Gnightgirl said...

I wonder if you could just make your own reed diffuser, with a natural oil of your choice?

frugalmom said...

Oooohhhhhhh....that is a good idea. You are so mart. I wonder where I could get the reeds? Are they bamboo, I wonder? I will have to look into that.

Miss said...

I can get you the reeds in Sullivan, but I would think that you can find them around you. Let me know if you can't and I'll get you some. Yes, bamboo I think, though.

Mim said...

gingerbread? Aren't you the hater of all things ginger? Have you changed your feelings about ginger?

frugalmom said...

Mim: I dont like to eat it. I like to smell it...gingerbread, anyway...not the actual root.

Miss: Thanks for the offer. I will look around here and see what I come up with. I just dont want to have to keep buying the whole bottle and reeds every time. I want to be able to find just the reeds after I get the whole set, so that whenever I want to change scents I can just put in new reeds.

boogiemum said...

I am looking to make my own essential oil bamboo reed scents. I have yet to find what you mix the essential oil with to create the mix? I have a few of the reed diffusers and I fairly certain that they aren't 100% essential oil. Plus, EO is so expensive!

I do know that you can order the reeds and stuff online at several suppliers. http://www.chemistrystore.com/diffuserreeds.htm

www.laughtoomuch.com said...

I LOVE smelly stuff. Our house is filled with air freshners, candles, and other smelly knick knacks. Just recently I got the Glade Flameless Candle ! Smells good and looks pretty too !

frugalmom said...

www.laughtoomuch.com: Is that the one with the little pearly looking things in it? I saw this little jar with little bead like pearl things in it..

frugalmom said...

boogiemum: I second that. EO is expensive. I wonder if you could just use like unscented baby oil to mix in?