Friday, December 02, 2005

Dip It

I can’t remember if it was on Oprah, but there was a well known interior decorator who made a comment about disliking when people have fragrant candles, plug-ins, etc … to freshen up their home. He mentioned that as long as your house is clean, then there is no need for home fragrances. I have to disagree. I mean I’m not sloppy and the house gets cleaned once a week but we do have pets and little ones, and well sometimes even though the house is spotless I could use a whiff of juniper breeze or lavender, or something other than ‘house’.

I haven’t tried these but I’ve heard great reviews about the fragrances. These are Blue Ilio Fragrance sticks in Summer Breeze. They are fragrance dipped wooden sticks that you leave out for that fresh heavenly aroma. These are ideal for spaces where you can’t burn candles. The sticks are said to last about 6 months. This particular scent contains bouquets of jasmine, red-rose, and white-lily with a hint of melon and citrus. You can control the amount of fragrance by flipping the sticks. offers these Fragrance sticks in an assortment of scents. It would make the perfect holdiay gift for friends and family.


  • Those would be perfect in my cube at work! Then I wouldn't have to worry about accidentally burning the place down or setting off the sprinklers. :)

    By Blogger Nanette, on Friday, December 02, 2005  

  • Oh I could not agree more with you. I could not live without my scented candles. Just the thought of my house smelling like nothing makes me shiver. Certain scents awaken emotions and memories in me. Especially during the Holiday season.I have a fake Christmas tree much unlike my parents who always had a real tree when I was child. I always loved the smell of the fresh pine tree at Christmas. The only way to recreate that memory for me is to use a scented candle along with my fake tree, grin. I wonder why nobody has come up with a pre-lit and scented tree yet. Also I wonder what the decorator ment by clean smell? Pine-sol, Vinegar or Mr.Clean? Ewww! I have tried the scented sticks before. Not these particular ones sold by Target, but some other brand. I have to say they worked well and lasted long. I am sure these would be great too.

    By Blogger Banshee, on Friday, December 02, 2005  

  • i saw these and gawked at the price tag for something made from a glass bottle and some sticks. so i made my a 99 cent bottle from michaels and a 49 cent dowel that i cut with scissors (it was the thinnest one, same diameter as what they sell in those kits), then you buy yourself whatever fragrance you want...if you buy a little concentrated bottle of oil just stir it up with some water and place in the bottle. Put the sticks in and voila! and it cost me like five bucks.

    now don't get me wrong, i am TOTALLY not against buying things from target, haha! But this was just crying out to me to try to make myself.

    oh, and works great! i love the fact that you can just flip the sticks to have a burst of fragrance...or just flip a few if you want a smaller burst.

    By Blogger krysten, on Friday, December 02, 2005  

  • As one of those people who likes the "house" scent, I must say that I can't be in houses where there are strong scented candles or incense - I get hideous migraines because of them. Unfortunately, we exist, so make sure you know if your family/friends normally use candles or scented items before you purchase these scented sticks for them!

    By Blogger Megan, on Friday, December 02, 2005  

  • "If your house is clean, you shouldn't need scented candles" - puhleeze!

    When I clean my apartment, it smells clean for about two hours afterwards, and then everyone comes home and the cats run around and dinner gets cooked and laundry gets done and the bathroom gets messied again and all I want is for it to SMELL clean for a few more days so I don't have to think I live in the slums. So I use Febreze (and drier sheets tucked into the cushions of my couch!)

    Love these sticks, and the reader's tip about making them myself.

    This blog rules :)

    By Anonymous Angela, on Friday, December 02, 2005  

  • Krysten,
    You're on the right track, but you'll have better luck with your scent diffusing if you use Dipropylene Glycol to cut the fragrance with. I keep it on hand for incense, so it's not tough for me to get. But these work better using DPG as the cutting medium than water.

    By Blogger Serra, on Saturday, December 03, 2005  

  • thanks for the tip Serra...where do you find that? Michaels? Health Food Store that sells oils?

    i must say it's worked really well with water though...i can smell it two rooms over from the bathroom.

    By Blogger krysten, on Sunday, December 04, 2005  

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