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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scented Rocks

Who needs potpourri that you're not supposed to touch, or chemical-filled air fresheners? Make your own non-toxic scented rocks! Place these fragrant rocks in a bowl or dish to scent a room.

These are a great gift for the kiddos to make for friends and family.


  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon essential oil (your favorite scent)
  • 2/3 cups boiling water
  • Food coloring, if desired

  1. In bowl, mix dry ingredients well.
  2. Add essential oil, and boiling water to dry ingredients. (Scent will be strong, but will fade slightly when dry.)
  3. For colored stones, blend in food coloring, one drop at a time until desired shade is reached.
  4. Blend ingredients, and form balls into different shape and sizes to look like stones.
  5. Allow stones to dry.


  1. Hmm...

    Try adding a little more flour. If that doesn't work, maybe set the oven to about 300 degrees and allow to dry for less than 10 min.

    It's pretty dry around here and we haven't had a problem with this recipe yet.