1/2 pound aroma beads
4 drops blue candle dye
1 oz. Island Fresh Fragrance Oil
Diamond Dust Mica Pigment
Star Cookie Cutters (Metal)
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
Non-Stick Metal Cookie Sheet
Step 1: Pour 1 ounce Island Fresh fragrance oil into the Ziploc bag. Add 4 drops of Blue Liquid Spectrum Candle dye. Never use food coloring or soap dyes to color aroma beads. Seal the bag. Gently shake.
Step 2: Pour 1/2 pound of 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 the aroma beads with mica pigment if desired.
Step 3: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 4: Place 4 star metal cookie cutters on the cookie sheet. Take the prepared aroma beads and carefully fill each cookie cutter approximately 1/4 inch full. 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.
NOTE: Once you use equipment that has come into contact with fragrance oil or candle dye, you do not want to use them for food contact.
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