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Spiral Scented Coasters Answered

So recently at a garage sale, I found this really cool coaster.  It is shaped to a spiral, smells like vanilla, and is "activated" by heat.    I just really like the idea and I haven't been able to find anything anywhere on how to make them.

I have found a couple instructables on how to make scented drink coasters, but not like the one I have.  I don't know if it would be the same general idea, just a different method of construction.

I have found a couple places  selling the same thing that I have, but I'm sure you understand when I say, I'd rather make it myself if I can.

The website I found, so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about:  http://www.littlecraftcottage.com/scentedcoasters.html

Thanks in advance!


Most scented things are "activated" by heat.

I'm skeptical of the "all natural" claim to the scented materials, though. Essential oils dissipate pretty quickly. Absolutes dissipate even faster.

I would guess she uses fragrance oil, which is usually a mineral oil base with synthetic fragrance (typically derived from petroleum). The filling wouldn't matter that much, whether it's cotton batting, polyester, rope, sawdust, rice, dried herbs, or whatever.

Sew a tube of fabric, fill it with scented junk, roll it up, and either glue or sew it to secure it.

I'm not sure I understand the appeal of scented coasters, though. I'd imagine it'd interfere with the scent of what I was drinking. That's why people don't use scented candles on the dinner table.