Friday, June 7, 2013

Nox-Toxic plug-ins for your house!

I have known for a few years that there was toxins in the Wallflower plug ins that I use, I just figured it couldn't be that bad so I just let it slide and focused on changing every other aspect of our lives to organics but then the other day it dawned on me that I have made all these changes from what we eat to what we put on our bodies that I have overlooked what we are breathing in daily. I have about 4 wall flowers on the main level of the house to keep it smelling fresh and yummy. I love a good smelling house so I think that is why I have been so lazy on making the switch, plus I figured it would be a pain! 
Well, it was so EASY. I hopped on amazon and ordered some essential oils, I ordered lemon, orange, lavender and cinnamon, I think I spent like $40 upfront but I can make A TON of natural refills. I mean 2 packs of wallflowers are 12.50 and I am guessing from all the oils I got I can make 20+ refills. 
Here is the EASY directions.
Take your old wall flowers and wash the bulb and also the wick. To get them apart I used a butter knife to pry it open and then let all the pieces soak in soapy water overnight. The colored dyes are hard to get out but I tried my best. Allow them to dry. You will need your choice of oils. I mix and match to make my own blends. You can use a syringe to make filling easier. 
The directions I read were to only fill the bulb 1/3 of the way with oil then add water, that worked BUT the next day it was seriously ALMOST empty, so I go with more oil. I even filled one with just oil to compare and contrast after a few days to see which goes quicker. You will see the oil and water separates. Fill 3/4 of the way with your choice of oil. I fll with about 3 tsp of orange and a few drops of cinnamon and the same with lemon and lavender. Next time I will get vanilla oil and add that to the orange but they smell great.
(update: the ones with water get sucked up way quicker. I would go pure oil)

I add a tiny smidge of water and then replace the wick and the lid and you are good to go. These bad boys are strong and go a tad quicker than regular wallflowers so my plan is to not leave them plugged in all day, everyday and just use them randomly.

The thing I like is knowing that it is all natural for the kids and us to breathe. It smells amazing and I just feel better about the house air!:) If you have any questions, let me know! Enjoy! xoxo

4 comments:

  1. How on earth did you get the top off? lol.
    So far I've snapped the wick top off and bent my butter knife!

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  2. If you use a filler oil, like olive oil, instead of water, it will work much better :)

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  3. How can you keep the stick from expanding

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  4. How can you keep the stick from expanding

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