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    I'm not sure if this will go out or not I've never wrote in before but I
    love this site. I have a question.. does anyone know how to make the air
    fresheners with knox gelatin, food coloring and some kinda scent? I saw it
    once on "Home Maters" on the Discovery channel, but I was in the hospital
    and couldn't write it down. Thanks a bunch! brandy

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    Brandy

    Here is how I make them.

    Karen

    Jelly Jar Scents
    2 cups of liquid potpourri
    4 packages of Knox gelatin
    pinch of salt
    Heat 1 cup of the liquid to a boil, stir in the Knox gelatin and mix until
    dissolved. Add the other cup of liquid at room temperature. Add a pinch of salt.
    Pour into jelly jars or decorative bowls and cover with saran wrap. Put in the
    fridge until set. They will last several months.

    *Note* The pinch of salt is to keep it from molding.

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    How to Make Your Own Gel Air Freshener
    You can make your own great smelling gel air fresheners, using liquid
    potpourri, or from scratch. They make great gifts!

    You will need:

    2 cups of distilled water
    Essential oil/fragrance of your choice.
    4 packages of knox gelatin
    Food coloring (optional)

    Heat 1 cup of water almost to a boil. Add the gelatin and stir until
    dissolved. Remove from heat add another cup of distilled water, 10-20
    drops of oil/fragrance, and food coloring if desired.
    You can replace food coloring and oil/fragrance with premade liquid
    potpourri (available at most craft stores, candle shops, etc.). Just
    make sure it's the concentrated kind or it won't retain its smell. The
    procedure would be the same. Heat 1 cup of the liquid potpourri, almost
    to a boil. Stir in 4 packets of Knox gelatin, until dissolved. Then
    stir in 1 cup cool liquid potpourri.

    Pour the mixture into clean baby food jars and set at room temperature
    overnight until "set". You can place the jars in the refrigerator if
    you need them to set more quickly, but be aware that the smell will
    permeate the fridge.

    For gift giving, you can decorate the baby food jars by wrapping with
    material, or glueing on wallpaper, stickers, wrapping paper, etc.

    To use, place the jar on the stovetop (not directly on the burner!)
    while cooking, heat in a potpourri burner, or simply set out on a table
    and enjoy the aroma.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thanks to Margaret Latham, MAGPIE@stic.net, for this addition:

    I have made my own gel fresheners by using the concentrated liquid
    potpouri (1 cup) instead of water and essential oils. I buy my at the
    local "dollar" store so the investment is small but I don't have any
    problems with mold growing. I've given several containers away that I
    made and everyone enjoys them tremendously. My portions are as follows:


    1 c. concentrated liquid potpouri
    2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
    Empty jar

    Heat potpouri until almost to a boil. Remove from heat and add 2
    envelopes of gelatin. Stir to dissolve gelatin and pour into clean
    decorative jar. Place piece of plastic wrap over jar and secure with
    rubber band. Either place in refrigerator for quick set or leave out
    overnight on counter. Cover with piece of starched "lace" and wrap with
    ribbon to decorate. Before using, remove plastic wrap and recover jar
    with lace cover. Hope my hint helps with this wonderful craft idea.

    TIPS:
    Several readers wrote in that they were having a problem with mold.
    Daria recommends adding 2 tablespoons of salt to the mixture to inhibit
    the growth of mold. Another user recommends adding a splash of vodka.
    And another suggests potassium sorbate, which is used in food
    preservation.

    NOTE:
    This is not the same as GEL CANDLES, which we also get a lot of
    inquiries about. Try visiting Downeast Scents or The Chemistry Store
    for instructions and materials for making the gel candles.

    From: Loraine Taylor <loraine58@yahoo.com>
    Date: Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:27 pm
    Subject: Re: Air fresheners?

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    Default Re: Air fresheners?

    very oldie but goodie on how to make air freshners, I am going to have to try this since my other half cant be around strong smelling things
    Mdowdy

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    I take used dryer sheets and put them in my heater vent in my car to get that extra fresh smell.......it works great!!!
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

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    This is a good one, I'll be making this for sure. Thanks for bring this post back up.
    Tonia

    Wisdom is doing now what you will be happy with later on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by faxonfive View Post
    I take used dryer sheets and put them in my heater vent in my car to get that extra fresh smell.......it works great!!!
    Thats an idea, I will have to try that.
    Mdowdy

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    ohhh swaped my mom a try of hot wings for her old car after wrecking mine! how redneck is that any hoo she smokes i don't this is an awsomw tip. the more iread the deep i fall in love with this site. i can't say it enought. ya'll are awsome!
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