Put that Leftover Perfume to Good Use with These 8 Easy DIY Tricks
Put that Leftover Perfume to Good Use with These 10 Easy DIY Tricks
Most of us have at least a bottle or two (perhaps more) of unused perfume around the house. Perhaps we’ve switched scent, or maybe we started using a new bottle before the last one was finished. Rather than leaving these bottles to gather dust on the shelf we can put them to good use. With these 10 DIY tricks, you can be sure that not a drop of valuable scent is wasted.
1. Air freshener/Vaporizer
Pour a few drops of your favorite perfume into a vaporizer to diffuse a hint of your scent into an entire room. If you own multiple bottles of perfumes, you can choose a fragrance perfect for the mood. If you don’t own a vaporizer, you can just boil a little water and pour in a few drops of perfume—the scented steam will work just as well. You can also mix a little distilled water and scent in a spray bottle and use it as a sprayable air freshener (good for the house or the car).
Dresser or drawer sachet
2. Dresser or drawer sachet
Lavender Bag Dab a little bit of your favourite scent onto a few cotton balls or a clean cloth and then put these into a small cotton bag (it needs to be a breathable fabric). Put the scented sachet in a dresser drawer or in your closet. This will eliminate stubborn odours.
Decorate your scented sachets and they make great gifts.
3. Linen Spray
Mix a little bit of your favorite scent and some distilled water in a spray bottle. If you iron your sheets, spray the mixture on the sheets while you do so. This will set the scent into the fabric nicely. Alternatively, mist your sheets when you put them on your bed. We all love getting into bed when the sheets are clean and crisp; adding our scent to this makes it a next-level pleasure.
Some of those who have experimented with potpourri have found the lingering scent less than appealing. Still, you might enjoy potpourri as a design feature. By combining your scent with the dried mixture you can keep the room smelling fresh and clean for days at a time. The trick is to start with unscented potpourri—you can find this at most craft stores. Add just a few drops of perfume to the mixture and freshen it up once a week or so.
5. Car freshener
Make cheap-smelling dangling car fresheners or revamp an old one
6. Shoe deodorizer
If you lead an active lifestyle, chances are you’ve got a pair of runners or two that smell like the inside of your gym bag. Spray the inside of your shoes with a mixture of distilled water and perfume, or make a pair of scented sachets that you can leave in your shoes in between uses. Not only will your shoes smell better, so will your feet.
7. DIY scented bath oil
One of the best parts of visiting the spa is the blissful scented baths. Turn your bath at home into a spa-like soaker tub. Find a good unscented bath oil and add as many drops as you need to turn your bathroom into a heavenly scented soaker’s paradise. Use some of the oil on your skin and you’ll smell and feel fantastic when you step out of the tub.
8. Bulb fragrance diffuser
Bulb fragrance diffusers turn your home’s lightbulbs into a heat source to diffuse essential oils. The effect is similar to the vaporizer, but substantially less expensive. Mix a few drops of your perfume with an unscented or lightly scented essential oil to add your signature fragrance to any room.
With these simple tricks your signature scent will follow you almost everywhere you go. Remember, your perfume is much more than a body spray. It has all kinds of household applications. Put it to work and you’ll never waste a drop again