How to Make Hoover Discs with Fragrance Oil
Gather Your Supplies
Creating homemade hoover discs with fragrance oil is a fun and easy way to freshen up your home while you clean. To get started, you will need a few supplies:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 10-15 drops of your favorite fragrance oil
- A mixing bowl
- A spoon or whisk
- Silicone molds or ice cube trays
Step 1: Measure the Baking Soda
The first step in making hoover discs is to measure out 1 cup of baking soda. Baking soda helps to absorb odors and is a great base for adding fragrance to the discs.
Step 2: Add the Fragrance Oil
Next, add 10-15 drops of your favorite fragrance oil to the baking soda. You can choose any scent that you enjoy, such as lavender, citrus, or even a combination of different oils.
Step 3: Mix Well
Using a spoon or whisk, mix the baking soda and fragrance oil together until they are well combined. Make sure the fragrance oil is evenly distributed throughout the baking soda.
Step 4: Transfer to Molds
Once the mixture is well mixed, transfer it to silicone molds or ice cube trays. These molds will help give your hoover discs a nice shape and make it easier to handle and store them.
Step 5: Let Them Dry
Allow the hoover discs to dry completely. This usually takes around 24-48 hours, depending on the humidity level in your home. You can place them in a well-ventilated area or use a fan to speed up the drying process.
Step 6: Pop Out the Discs
Once the hoover discs are completely dry, gently pop them out of the molds. They should come out easily if you used silicone molds or ice cube trays.
Step 7: Store and Use
Store your homemade hoover discs in an airtight container or a ziplock bag to preserve their fragrance. To use them, simply place one or two discs inside your hoover bag or canister. As you vacuum, the heat and airflow will release the fragrance, leaving your home smelling fresh and inviting.
Tips and Tricks
Here are a few extra tips to enhance your homemade hoover discs:
- Experiment with different fragrance oil combinations to create unique scents.
- If you don’t have silicone molds or ice cube trays, you can also form the mixture into small discs by rolling it in your hands.
- For an extra burst of fragrance, you can add a few drops of fragrance oil to each hoover disc after they are dry.
- Remember to change your hoover discs every few weeks to keep your vacuum smelling fresh.
Making hoover discs with fragrance oil is a simple and enjoyable DIY project that can freshen up your home while you clean. With just a few basic ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create your own personalized hoover discs in various scents. So why not give it a try and add a touch of pleasant aroma to your cleaning routine?