Fragrant Rocks

Fragrant Rocks

Place these natural looking fragrance rocks around your house. Place them in ashtrays, in the car or use them as a great alternative to potpourri or incense.

What you need

Mix 1/2 cup of flour (wholemeal flour gives great texture).
1/2 cup of salt.
1/4 teaspoon of essential oil (your favorite scent).
2/3 cup of boiling water
food coloring if wanted.


Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the oil and the hot water. Add the color a drop at a time.

Once it is cool enough to handle roll into small balls around 2-3 inch in size. You can also be creative and make assorted shapes.

This mixture dries hard after several days in a warm but dry area and has large potential to be used for other great craft idea’s. Just use your imagination!


  1. Work best in small rooms but turned out great!

  2. sheesha_kaye says

    Just made my first two batches last night. The first one, we followed the directions and found that they were very runny and ended up adding flour and cornstarch to them… the next one we added 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 1 cup of flour and they turned out perfect!

  3. Tried this and it works perfectly. If you add the food colouring first before the hot water and mix it up a bit with your fingers, you end up with a sort of spotty mottled effect that looks very natural. I’m looking forward to trying this in various different colours.

  4. what colors do i use? is it just blue? i like the colors in that pic

  5. i know what im doing next snowday!

  6. my friend collects special rocks that i can never find so i will make her these for really cheap!!!!!!!

  7. I just love this project, I just finished making my first batch and they turned out great and the scent is wonderful. Looking forward to making more…

  8. I thought that this would be a great craft project but I must have done something wrong I could not get the mixture thick enough. what did I do wrong

  9. sounds really neat.i can put them in my purse or in my closet. i will try it

  10. PatrioticPrincess says

    Easy to make and cute, but they don’t give off much fragrance at all. I even added more essential oil than the recipe called for. Is there something else I should have done?

  11. it was very easy to make. all ingredients are in the kitchen already. keep up the good work.

  12. PatrioticPrincess says

    I just finished making these and they were a breeze! I’m excited to see how well they give off fragrance once they are dry and in the area they will be used in.

  13. Cute..I love rocks. Does it have to be food coloring or can you acrylics?

  14. fragrant rocks are the perfect craft solution for a boring sleepover! It’s easy and fun! Thanks for coming up with such an awesome idea. My birthday is coming up and I think this project will be fun for all of my friends to enjoy. I can’t wait to try it.

  15. what color will they be without food coloring?

  16. I’m going to try these. Any tips on getting the colors right? Just blue food coloring??? The ones in the pic. look realistic.

  17. Easy, inexpensive and sounds really good!

  18. I love this great gifts in different shapes

  19. I want to try this. I live in a very tropical climate,will these stay hard and dry? Maybe I’ll make them anyway,and let you know!

  20. Very fun and easy to do with my 6 year old son. He is planning to sell these at a craft fair. Many possible variations.

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