How To Make Fragrant Paper

How To Make Fragrant Paper

Learn to make fragrant paper that is ideal for giving as gifts. These scented papers are homemade and easy to make using supplies you already have at home, which include fragrant or essential oils and of course your selected paper. These papers smell great and makes great gifts for people of all ages and is ideal for a group activity.

Try your hand at it with our instructions here.

What you need

Your selected paper
Fragrant or essential oil
An airtight container


Apply a few drops of oil to one corner of your paper. This will create a soft fragrance through your paper but may leave oil marks.

For a softer scent but no stains place all your paper into an airtight container. Add 5-6 drops of oil onto some tissue and place inside the container on top of the paper sheets. Leave for 24 hours.

The scent will absorb into the paper.

Apply small stamp prints to the top of your paper to decorate it further. If you are giving it as a gift fill a small box with rose petals or lavender sprigs and present the paper in the box.

Little girls like strawberry and vanilla scents and ladies like rose and lavenders.

Don’t forget to send some scented love letters to your loved ones too 🙂

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  1. Please don’t ever send scented things to someone without checking first. Allergies to perfumes and scented products have become very common. Many hospitals, retirement and nursing homes have adopted scent free policies for all staff.

  2. Jamie Knetzer says

    I love this idea. Can I use any type of paper? Can I use these instead of scented wax in my electric wax warmer? What type of paper would you recommend? Thanks

  3. Hi can you use this paper to line draws? Or will it spoil the contents? (I am using lavender essential oil) thank you!

  4. i realy like this site it really helps me alot.thanks

  5. well it sounds sweet, but i think spraying the paper with perfume sounds a lot easier snd would smell better too.

  6. Hello, amazing idea, i love it so much

  7. this idea rocks I LOVE it

  8. scrappingrl says

    Good idea. I usually just spray the paper with perfume. This works better. lol

  9. This is the most badest thing I’ve ever made!!!!!!!!!!

  10. wow I like it!

  11. BlytheTeaPixie says

    I love this idea!

  12. I felt that this was just an okay craft since I’ve heard of it before. The suggestions were nice, though.

  13. I used spray perfume back in the 1960’s. Worked very nicely. Still have some of the onion skin paper and the scent is still on the paper. Thanks for the reminder!

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