Intro: DIY Plug-in Scented Oil Air Freshener Refill
This is a little write-up on how to refill your scented oil air freshener on the cheap. These units work pretty well, they are long lasting, more gentle and natural smelling than other types. However, refills are whether expensive, sometimes costing over half or as much as the price of the starter kit (plug-in & refill). Ouch !
So, here is how you could recharge an empty refill glass container yourself. This is just an example of how it is done for one brand, but I imagine the others are similar.
***Caution – Even tough the warmer uses a small amount of heat to release the fragrance by warming the oil up, it is still a good idea to test the oil first and keep on eye on the new refill before letting the unit run by itself.***
Okay now, if you still want to proceed, here is what you will need:
1) An empty refill
2) Scented oil for oil warmer
3) A knife or something thin and stiff
Step 1: Have Your Material Ready
The toughest part maybe finding the scented oil. The ones in the picture I got from the dollar store and they are the perfect size for the my refill at 10ml for each bottle. Once again, I caution you will need oil designed for oil warmer, don't mix them up with lamp oil and other type of oil you may find.
Step 2: Remove the Rubber Lids
Use a knife to slowly lift the rubber plastic lid cover around the glass container. You want to be careful since you will need the lids again. Slowly and gently the lid will separate from the glass part.
Step 3: Pour the Oil
With the lids removed, slowly pour the oil into the glass refill container. Once again, slowly and gently, you don't want to have scented oil all over the place.
Step 4: Done
Just snap the plastic lids back on the glass container tightly and you are DONE !. If you still have the screw on covers from when you brought the refills, you can screw them back on now you have a refill ready to use whenever you need. ;)