Other Ingredients & Equipment You'll Need:
Gallon Ziploc Bags
Non-Stick Metal Cookie Sheet
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
Ribbon (if making hanging air fresheners)
1/4 inch diameter screw or nail
Puffy Paint for Decorating
Clean & Sanitize your work area and all of your packaging materials. It is suggested that you wear gloves, protective clothing, and a hair net while preparing this recipe.
Step 1: Pour 1/4 cup Gingerbread fragrance oil into the Ziploc bag. Add 4 drops of Brown Liquid Spectrum Candle dye. Never use food coloring or soap dyes to color aroma beads. Seal the bag. Gently shake.
Step 2: Pour 1 cup Aroma Beads into the Ziploc bag. You will want to shake the bag until all of the liquid is evenly dispersed among all of the beads. Allow aroma beads to thoroughly absorb fragrance oil (this may take days). Dust with mica pigment if desired.
Step 3: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 4: Place 6-7 metal cookie cutters on the cookie sheet. Take the prepared aroma beads and carefully fill each cookie cutter approximately 1/4 inch. You will want to spread your prepared aroma beads evenly throughout the cookie cutter.
Step 5: If you would like to have a hole in your air fresheners (for hanging purposes), you will need to use screws/nails. Place a 1/4 inch diameter screw/nail head-down in the spot where you want the hole to be located. Leave the screw/nail in during the whole cooking process.
Step 6: Bake aroma beads in oven for about 5-6 minutes (or until the beads have melted together). It is normal to experience some smoking.
Step 7: When the beads are melted together, remove the cookie sheet from the oven.
Step 8: Allow the air fresheners to cool. Remove the cookie cutter and screw/nail from the air freshener.
Step 9: Carefully peel the air freshener off of the cookie sheet.
Step 10: Place a ribbon through the hole and tie it.
Step 11: Decorate gingerbread men air fresheners with puffy paint and allow to dry.
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