I participated in a “cash and carry” event this weekend, and since I am new to Young Living Essential Oils, I don’t really have extra on hand to sell. I wasn’t sure what to do, but then I came up with this.
DIY essential oil car fresheners! I had all of the supplies already, other than the cork sheets, which I actually found in my craft supplies (after I bought some).
What you need-
Clothes pins, I used 25, but if you are just making them for yourself and your loved ones, you just need as many as you need diffusers.
Cork. You can buy a small sheet, buy a roll with sticky backing, or you can just slice a wine cork. Whatever works for you! I bought a roll with sticky backing for about $6 from Hobby Lobby, and it will be enough to make diffusers for the rest of my life… and maybe my kids’ lives too.
Make pretty bows. I am not good at this, but I found a tutorial that showed me how to make them pretty! I took the ribbon and made a bunch of different bows.
Next, I took the ribbon that I wanted to cover the clothespin with and used my adhesive roller to glue the ribbon on to the clothespin, but you could easily use any kind of glue that you want.
To attach the bow to the clothespin, I used a really strong glue dot. Yup, just a glue dot.
On the other side, the opposite side from the bow I cut a small rectangle of cork and hot glued it on the clampy part, not the squeezy part (because if you put it on the squeezy part you’ll have to touch it every time you want to open it and you’ll get oil on your hands). Don’t get confused by my technical terms ^^ the squeezy part is the part that you squeeze to open the clothes pin, and the clampy part is the part that clamps on stuff.
Let it all dry and add a drop or two of your favorite oil to the cork. I suggest Lavender if you’re a rowdy driver, Purification if you have a messy car, Lemon or Peppermint if you need a bit of pep in your step, Thieves if you pick your kids up from school; you get the idea.
If you aren’t sure about this where to buy Young Living essential oils, just message me, I’ll help you figure out what you can use 🙂