Curbly Video Podcast: How to make aromatherapy ‘sweets’

created on: 04/14/08

Aromatherapy ‘sweets’ are fun and easy to make. Great for your mom or mom-equivalent on Mother’s Day or as bridal or baby shower favors, they would make a great addition to any lingerie drawer!

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 What you need:

  • a candy mold (2 bucks at Michaels)
  • acrylic craft paints and paint sealer
  • paint brush
  • 1/4″ fabric ribbon
  • craft glue
  • aromatherapy oil (I used lavender oil)
  • Plaster of Paris
  • measuring cup(s)
  • popsicle sticks or other appropriate utensil for stirring
  • cold water

What you do:

  • mix Plaster of Paris according to instructions on package
  • pour plaster mixture in candy mold, wait 20 to 30 minutes
  • pop ‘candies’ out of mold and let dry completely
  • if the ‘candies’ have any rough edges, you can file them down
  • put a coat or two of paint on the ‘candies’ followed by a coat of sealer
  • when dry, put a drop or two of oil on the back of each ‘sweet’, let oil absorb thoroughly
  • with craft glue, glue ‘candy’ discs together
  • finally, cut a strip of ribbon and glue it around the edge of each ‘sweet’ to hide the seam

And that’s it! Of course, these ‘sweets’ are just for smelling, not for eating!