If you’re looking for ways to try and save money around the house, you don’t have to look much further than Pinterest. When we decided to start cutting back on expenses, Pinterest was one of the first places I looked. Recently, when I stumbled onto people finding ways to make your own plug-in refills for next to nothing rather than buying new ones, you could definitely say I was intrigued. And since I have old plug-ins throughout my house that I never refill because I hate how much refilling them costs, I knew this was a Pinterest challenge I had to accept!
Not only was it really easy to do, but now I can add plug-in refills to the list of things I don’t need to waste my money on anymore! And let’s be honest, I love when I get to add things to that list.
So if you’re like me, and have a few old plug-ins laying around your house, this tutorial is for you.
What you’ll need:
- Wall plug in with old refill bottle
- Your favorite scented oil (we picked up a lavender oil at Walmart, nothing super fancy)
All you need to do is take your tired empty plug-in and remove the old refill. Then you’ll want to pop off the cap where the wick is attached so that the bottle portion of the refill is open. I had to have Phillip take it off for me because it didn’t pop or twist off. So you may have to fight with it a bit.
Then take the scented oil that you’re excited to try and fill the refill bottle up half way. Fill the remaining half with water. Recap the refill. Give it a little shake. Place back in the plug-in and you’re all set!
For all of a few cents you now have a fabulously smelling refilled plug-in.
I will say now that I’ve done this method of refilling a few times, it doesn’t give you as strong of a fragrance as the store bought refills. But it still gets the job done. And for the money it saves me I’m pretty happy.
Our oil bottle is 1oz and cost approximately $4. I was able to do 4 refills with my one purchase. That comes out to a $1 a refill. As opposed to the store bought refills which cost approximately $6.50 for two refills.
Homemade refill = $1/refill
Store bought = $3.25/refill
Saves me money and I get more use out of it?! I’m going to have to give it to the homemade refills. Pinterest wins again!
What are some of your favorite Pinterest finds for money-saving hacks? If you’re loving this idea make sure to follow along with me on Pinterest for even more money saving ideas. I’m giving laundry detergent a try next. Can’t wait to share how that little experiment turns out!
Happy Monday friends,