pumpkin spice scented sachets for decorating and pins for wearing. And they turned out so nice that I decided to include them in my shop update! There's the ghosties family and the pumpkin sachets you can use for decorating; I think they'd also be great as table settings/gifts for a fall party too!
Now, I don't have any pictures the scented rice process, but I do plan on making more with different scents in the future. So, I'll def post a tutorial when I do. But until then I can just tell you how the magic happened; it was actually pretty easy. And if you have any questions, ask away!
1 disposable bowl and spoon (I used some freebie takeout wooden chopsticks)
1 box of instant rice (I read instant works better because it more porous)
1–2 tbsp of liquid candle scent should do it—I used more, but the more you use the longer you'll need to let it dry.
1 cookie sheet
Mix the rice and liquid candle scent together in the bowl using a spoon you can also dispose of afterward. But save the bowl, you may need it again.
I found the liquid candle scent to be pretty oily, and it said on the label to wash your hands thoroughly if you touch any of it—hence disposable bowl and stirring implement.
Use a cookie sheet and line it with foil. Then placed some paper towels over the foil and spread the rice out onto the paper towels. Try to keep the rice evenly distributed, so that most of it is touching paper towel. Then let it sit for a day. The paper towel will soak up a lot of the oil, but if your rice still isn't dry after a day just pour it back into the bowl and replace the paper towels. Then spread it out again and let it sit another day.
Depending on how much liquid scent you used, if after two days your rice still isn't dry (mine was just about completely dry, but I wanted to make sure it was absolutely dry) then do this step.
Preheat your oven to 210°. Put the cookie sheet with the foil, paper towels and rice on it in the oven, but leave the oven door slightly open. You just want enough heat to warm and dry the rice, but not cook it. Let the rice dry for 1–2 hours.
Now, be prepared, if you do this step... your entire house will smell like whatever scent you are using, which can be a blessing and a curse. The pumpkin smell was nice, but it was literally like I had a hundred pumpkin spice candles burning all at once. Woah! Yeah... I had all my doors and windows open. ;)
My pumpkin spice scented rice turned out great. So great that I decided I will definitely try it with different scents!
If you need some pumpkin spice in your life swing by the hanasaurusrex shop and grab yourself a sachet or pin, heck give one to a friend, and let the autumn aromatherapy begin!