Friday, December 28, 2012

How To Make Scented Oil For Polymer Clay, Candles, and Soap

I wanted to make some custom scents for charms, and I couldn't find any new ones at Hobby Lobby, or Michael's so I decided to try and make my own.

What You'll Need:
  • Extracts       
  • Oil               
  • Bottles         
  • Labels          
  • Markers/Pen
You can find these extracts at any grocery store, and their normally used for cooking.

 You'll need an odorless oil as the base because the oil will help the scent/extract stick to the clay. 

                    I used Craftsmart bottles that I found at Michael's in the painting section.

I was going to try this with olive oil because that's all I had but olive oil has a distinct smell, and I didn't want every scent I made to have a touch of olive. So I went to GNC and purchased a 16 oz. bottle of grape seed oil, and 16 oz bottle of sweet almond oil. Both are odorless, and the almond oil was on sale for $4.99 (the grape seed oil is $9.99). The bonus is you can use the left over oil on your skin and hair (the grape seed oil isn't as greasy as the almond oil).

Scented Oil Recipes:

  • Mocha - Coffee Extract & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Coconut Cream Pie - Coconut & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Birthday Cake - Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor & Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Meringue Pie - Lemon Extract & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Orange Creamsicle - Orange & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Banana Nut Muffin - Banana & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Peppermint Patties- Peppermint, Pure Vanilla Extract & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Almond Croissant - Almond Extract & Imitation Butter & Nut Flavor
  • Licorice - Anise Extract

♥ What Can You Scent?
  • Polymer clay
  • Candles
  • Soap
  • Lotions
  • Body Wash
  • Scrubs 
  • Lip Gloss
  • Pretty much anything that can be mixed with oil! ..except food because the oil I used isn't edible :)



  1. Hi! I haven't tried making any scent oils yet, but it's definitely something I want to try! I love your polymer clay charm tutorials! They're awesome! :)

  2. I tried, but after baking the smell is lost. What am I doing wrong? Please help me!!!

  3. can u please tell me how to do the cookie one but I don't have this brand here in UAE the McCormick one what can I use instead ?

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    The meaning of this is that you literally kill fat by eating coconut fat (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!