Aroma Beads are small translucent plastic beads that absorb up to 40%* of their weight in fragrance oil. The fragrance can last up to six months, depending on the fragrance oil used. They are perfect for use in potpourri, sachets for cars, closets, drawers, luggage, etc. and as an alternative to candles. The aroma beads look radiant in organza baggies or in pretty glass jars, or even as dry potpourri. Aroma beads are easily colored and hold fragrance. You can make one color or multicolor mixes with the beads. Let your imagination run wild.
To make aroma beads you'll need the following items:
Scent Throw: Remember, all air fresheners, including aroma beads, throw scent by circulation of air. Air and/or heat flow are what make the scent permeate into the room. Aroma beads need to be placed in an open container or sachet made from thin material so the air can circulate to allow the fragrance flow. The beads need to be shaken or stirred every now and then to refresh them and release the scent. Setting a sachet in front of an air vent in your house or vehicle will help circulate the fragrance and give an awesome aroma where used.
Cautions: Unscented aroma beads are made of FDA approved non-reactive plastics. Be careful when setting scented beads on wood, plastic or painted surfaces. Some oils can stain wood and damage painted or plastic surfaces. These aroma beads will melt at 150 - 190 degrees F. Do not use aroma beads in a potpourri burner. Always keep the beads out of the reach of children and animals. Some oils can migrate through some types of containers or packaging media. Be sure the aroma beads have absorbed all of the oil before using in any packaging media.
*Aroma beads will hold up to 40% of their weight of fragrance oil. We recommend that you add fragrance oil slowly to the beads so that you can see how each fragrance is going to be absorbed by the beads, and follow all other directions. Keep in mind that 40% is a very heavy fragrance load and not everyone finds it necessary for such a big fragrance load for their aroma beads. Fragrance oil absorption into the beads can take from a few hours to a couple of days, so add fragrance slowly. The actual fragrance load for aroma beads will be determined by the chemistry of each individual fragrance oil, not every fragrance will react the same nor will the aroma beads hold 40% of every fragrance oil.