Unscented Aroma Beads
Aroma Beads are small clear plastic poly beads that absorb up to 30% of their weight in fragrance oil. This fragrance can last up to six months, depending on the fragrance oil used, making it an easy alternative to candles. They can be placed in a glass vase, potpourri dish or other decorative container. Mix different colors for a nice design feature!
Our premium beads are designed to absorb scented oils quickly and efficiently. We use 1 fl oz of most oils per cup of premium beads. Air fresheners made in this fashion can last up to 4 months or more, depending on the heat and oil quality and formulation. To mix the fragrance and beads, place the beads in a glass mason type jar. Add the die to the oil and mix thoroughly. Then add the colored oil to the beads in the jar and shake well with lid sealed. Most oils will absorb in 24 hrs or less at room temp! Some may take up to 48 hrs, so be patient. If you want to speed up absorption, heat the sealed jar to 100 F MAX. Oil absorption will accelerate quite quickly at this temp. DO NOT EXCEED 100 F! Shake every few hours for the full absorption of the fragrance oil. The beads melt into molds very evenly and consistently when cooked in an oven to make air fresheners! We recommend 8 min at 325 F to get a good consistent product. You may need to tweak the time and/or temp. depending on your oven. If using for car air fresheners please be aware of the melt point. If you have concerns about melting (temps greater than 160-170 F), look for our high temp. version which is coming soon! If the beads are left in direct sunlight in an enclosed vehicle in the deep south for extended periods of time, the temp. may reach these melting points...so please test them under your conditions and use them wisely.
Be sure to cure your beads an additional 7-10 days before packaging.