Fall has arrived! The leaves are changing, the air is a little cooler, and pumpkin spice everything is popping up virtually everywhere. I must admit…I am a fan! Last week on one of those first fall-like days my little buddy and I decided to try our hand at salt dough ornaments. While this was super fun for him, I had a hidden agenda; I wanted to use them as little diffusing vessels for my all-time favorite scent, Sunshine Spice by Edens Garden.
We adapted a basic salt dough recipe like the one below, opting to use whole wheat flour for a more rustic looking appearance. We chose cookie cutters in the shapes of leaves, pumpkins, hearts, apples, and these adorable little owls. Since they were going to become ornaments we used a straw to poke holes at the top to tie twine hangers.
Once the salt dough creations were completely dried we assembled all of our supplies to turn them into little diffuser ornaments. We tied a bit of twine onto each one and added a few drops of essential oil. I suggest adding the essential oil to the back of the ornament as you can see in some of the photos it leaves a bit of a visible wet spot that does not completely go away. And they are ready to go!
In the spirit of sharing, we gave a bunch of our ornaments away to family in friends. We hung some around the house for a little hint of that spicy fall-like aroma too. One even ended up dangling from the rear view mirror in my car…cute!
Founder of the Lavender Giraffe, certified aromatherapist, lover of nature, amateur yogi, fit foodie, and boy-mom!