$3.00 – $11.00
Polymer beads which absorb scent oils for use as potpourri. Sold in bulk.
Aroma beads are clear polymer beads which do a great job of absorbing fragrance. They are an affordable and fun way to make potpourri or sachets, and the finished product can remain fragrant for months.
The formula for scenting aroma beads is 4 parts beads to 1 part scent. Here is an example recipe:
1 cup aroma beads
1/4 cup scent
Pour aroma beads into a glass jar with a tightly-fitting lid, then add scent. Seal the jar and shake it a few times to ensure the scent is dispersed.
It can take anywhere from a day to a week for the beads to fully absorb the scent. This will depend on the density and other properties of the oil – for example, we have found that citrus essential oils absorb faster than our vanilla fragrance. If you find after a week that the scent is not fully absorbed, add more aroma beads. When finished, aroma beads are dry to the touch. You can then place them in sachet bags or other packaging.