DIY Scented Oil Warmer REFILLS for a Penny!


DIY Scented Oil Warmer REFILLS for a Penny!

Save money by refilling your Glade or Air Wick Scented Oil Warmer yourself! This is a great way to save over the expensive refills. I’ve seen them for over $4 a piece! What’s the highest price you’ve seen on scented oil warmer refills?

Like it? PIN it or REPIN IT!

Here’s how to make your own Scented Oil Plug-In Refills:

  1. Using an empty plug in, remove the wick in the stem using fingernails or tweezers, OR remove entire cap carefully
    TIP: I used a flat head screwdriver to gently pry the cap off of the plug-in refill. Be careful not to damage it so that it will snap back in place when you’re done!
  2. Rinse the bulb with tap water
  3. Refill with your choice of scented liquid. If using essential oil, fill about 1/3 full (20 drops) and then fill the rest with water. Or, fill with liquid simmering potpourri as I did in this example
  4. Replace wick in stem or cap with wick
  5. Insert plug-in into Plug-In unit and enjoy!

Using drops of essential oil and water tends to last longer – up to 4 weeks. Naturally, oil and water don’t mix well or stay mixed so you may need to swirl it around every few days to remix. If you choose liquid simmering potpourri – which is diluted already – it will stay mixed but refill will not last as long – up to 3 weeks.

Get Your Fill

You can find essential oils and liquid simmering potpourri in the candle and air freshener department at stores such as Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Linens N Things, Dollar Tree, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid and more!

WARNING: When choosing your refill, please use common sense. Do not use flammable liquids!  Check out eHow for a list of flammable household items.  Also, wicks can wear over time. If they start to leak, discontinue use immediately so as not to cause a fire hazard. ~thanks fan, Nancy!

Time to Save

My Dollar Tree store had .25 oz bottles of essential oils for $1. Using about 20 drops of essential oils at this price will cost you approximately $0.33 per DIY refill that will last about a month.

Dollar Tree also had full-size liquid spray bottles (6 – 8 fl oz) on clearance for $0.25! I found bigger 32 fl oz bottles of liquid simmering potpourri at Walmart for around $3. And keep in mind, stores clear out their holiday-themed scents after holidays. You can get clearance prices up to 95% off if you time it right! This cheaper option may not have as strong of a scent, but for about a penny per refill it’s a great way to keep your house smelling great! If you snag your scents on clearance and pair with a coupon, you can score a lot for almost nothing. This would mean a penny or less per refill.

Save with Coupons

$1.50 off any TWO Glade Automatic Spray refills
$1.00 off TWO Glade Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil twin refill
$2.00 off any Glade Sense & Spray starter kit
$1.00 off Glade PlugIns Scented Oil warmer




10-day free trial

Don’t Miss!