It does. It smells like
a) diapers b) dinner from last night c) dinner that’s on the stove now d) boy’s/men’s feet e) your animal f) that patchouli incense you still have from high school g) all of the above
Mine smells like at least one or two of those on a daily basis, so don’t lie. Yours does, too.
I love my house to smell GOOD. I love candles. I don’t do incense. I also have been known to have a few of those plug-in thingies scattered around. I like those. Set it and forget it for 30 days or, if you’re like me, set it and forget it forever.
I hate buying the replacement plug-ins. They’re expensive! They range anywhere from $4-$9, depending on which brand you use and I’d rather spend my money on something else. So, generally, my plug-ins sit around burning up an empty cartridge until I happen to see some replacements on clearance at Target. Until now. The other week while browsing Pinterest, I came across a pin that said I could refill plug-ins myself for way less money than the brand name replacements.
So, off I went to the land of all things discount to procure some scented oil. I honestly had absolutely no idea what I was looking for – the blog that explained these instructions didn’t really specify. I just went to the candle section, and low and behold, there were three shelves full of scented warming oil. I went for the big bottle.
It was only $5 for the large bottle of oil, but you choose what is right for you. I estimate that I can get at least 4-5 refills from one large bottle. That’s like spending $1 for a refill, instead of $6. I’m a math genius!
So, what you want to do is just gather up your supplies. It’s super simple. See my picture? Use your knife (not a sharp one, dumbass!) to pop the top off the oil cartridge. It’s not that easy. It takes some prying. Fill up the pot with oil, pop the top back on – the bottom of the styrofoam wick should be inside the oil. Voila! Your done. Plug that sucker in. It works. I promise.
As you can see, I had let my plug-in sit around just burning up. The top of the wick is all brown and hard. This happens when they’re empty. Don’t do that. When I refilled it, I had to crank that warmer all the way up to 5 to smell anything. I will probably buy a new refill to start over with. I kind of have to do this anyway.
I can tell you it works, because it does. I assure you. I tested it on my doorway plug-in to make sure before I told all of you to do this. But, I needed pictures for the blog, right? These photos are from the kid’s bathroom plug-in that I was refilling.
Here’s a tip: Don’t get too violent with the lid to your pot while trying to pry it off.
You may break the wick.
Don’t be a failure like me. Now I have to go out and buy new refills to start this project all over. No doubt there might be some on clearance at Target right this very minute.
You should try this out, though. Save the money. Make your house smell nice. Then use the money you saved to go buy a six-pack of craft beer or a decent drinkable bottle of wine and savor your nice smelling abode. But shut your eyes…the toys all over the floor and dishes in the sink will ruin everything.