Potpourri Gel Jars

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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 4 gel jars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat one cup water in medium sized saucepan.
  • Add gelatin, stirring to dissolve.
  • Remove from heat and add remaining 1 cup of liquid as well as food coloring, and stir until dissolved.
  • Put drops of essential oil into jars then add gelatin mixture.
  • Place in fridge for approximately 2 hours.
  • Remove, cover with plastic wrap or lid if you have one, and store at room temperature.
  • To release the scent simply remove the lid-- and when you are finished make sure you re-cover the jar so all the scent doesn't evaporate.
  • This recipe makes four gel jars/ approximately 4 oz each.
  • Note: Some folks in humid areas had trouble with their gel accumulating a thin layer of mold when stored for a long time.
  • If you are in an area like this, or plan to store your jars for an extended period of time, you may want to store them in your refrigerator or a cool, dark place, such as a cellar.
  • Or, simply add 1 teaspoon of regular salt to the above mixture, while cooking.
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