How to Reuse Bath and Body Works Wallflower Bulbs
I just love Bath & Body Works’ wallflowers, but I rarely buy them unless I have a coupon or they are running a crazy good promotion. Not to mention all of the crazy chemicals that go into making them…
Here is a super easy way to get the biggest bang for your buck and reuse your Bath and Body Works Wallflower Bulbs! These run about $6 per refill usually, and you can DIY it yourself for a fraction of that depending on the oils used. My favorite is lavender from Young Living, but I like to switch it up depending on the seasons.
- Fragrance oil or Essential oils
- Empty Wallflower Bulbs
- Pliers (or other flat tool)
- Replacement Wicks (Optional)
Begin by taking your empty bulb and your pliers (I used needle nose or a knife) and running it along the plastic edge of the top of the bulb where the wick is.
Gently loosen the wick and pull it free but DO NOT pull it out of its plastic covering. You want the entire plastic tip to pop out with the wick still in it.
Next, fill the bulb with the fragrance oil of your choice but be careful to not fill it to the top.
Take your plastic tip and wick you popped out and place it back in the bottle, giving it an extra push until it clicks in firmly.
Twist into your wall plugin and you have a new wallflower! If you think you might need a replacement wick you can purchase them on Amazon.
Note: To use essential oils, you will need to purchase unscented fragrance oil and mix about 10 drops essential oil into each bulb. Shake before pouring into the bulb. This is actually my favorite method.
I’m sure you have seen the posts about how oils have been life changing for people. I was a little skeptical at first because there is always something that people are raving about. I just don’t have the money to jump on board with every new thing, nor would I want to, so I typically don’t care or give in. BUT when your kids are in and out of the doctors office week after week you start to become desperate. Reallllly desperate. I was willing to try something else. Anything else, to help my littles stay as healthy as possible.
Read more about my journey and don’t hesitate to ask me any questions you might have. I would love to chat with you about oils, or anything else for that matter!
Melanie Smith saysAugust 4, 2016 at 9:38 am
I didn’t think about this before. Sure I will try it.
Robin Masshole Mommy saysAugust 4, 2016 at 10:36 am
What an awesome upcycle. I never would have thought to do this.
tara pittman saysAugust 4, 2016 at 10:43 am
I need to try this with my wall plug ins. I love the idea of using oils in it.
Rachel @ Coffee, Cake, Kids saysAugust 4, 2016 at 11:04 am
What a great and thrifty idea! I’ll definitely bear this one in mind.
Terri Beavers saysAugust 4, 2016 at 11:08 am
What a great idea to reuse these. I love B and B wallflower bulbs and will start saving them.
LIz Mays saysAugust 4, 2016 at 4:17 pm
Ugh, I’ve thrown away about a kajillion of these for no reason then. I’m going to start repurposing them this way!
William Sweeney saysAugust 4, 2016 at 7:29 pm
What a great way to reuse these!! I know my wife loves to use the wallflowers around our house to make it smell good, never thought of reusing them.
Heather Pfingsten saysAugust 4, 2016 at 8:19 pm
Oh my gosh, I never thought about doing this!! I love diffusing peppermint oils, citrus oils, and well a ton depending on my mood but I never thought about reusing Wallflowers. Too cool!! THANK YOU!
Amy Jones saysAugust 4, 2016 at 9:04 pm
This looks incredibly classy and stylish! I need to make these sometime
chei saysAugust 5, 2016 at 1:56 am
Wow. this is a great idea! i should try this!
Elizabeth O. saysAugust 5, 2016 at 4:19 am
How creative is that idea! I really think it’s awesome and you’ll get to save money as well. What I like that most is how easy it is to do.
Christie saysAugust 5, 2016 at 10:11 am
I was wondering where you get unscrnted fragrance oil and how much do you add to the bulb
Echo saysAugust 5, 2016 at 2:38 pm
This is awesome! It will be great to be able to refill things like this myself instead of buying all new ones!
Leigh Anne Borders saysAugust 6, 2016 at 8:17 am
What a fabulous idea! I never thought of reusing the Wallflowers from Bath and Body Works!
Rosey saysAugust 6, 2016 at 8:18 am
My son’s girlfriend has one in her wall. It has a smiley face on it. So cute!
Karlyn Cruz saysAugust 6, 2016 at 8:27 am
This is a great idea. It is time to reuse them. You are so brilliant.
Kathy Kenny Ngo saysAugust 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm
I need to do this! This is a small way of saving money. Thanks for sharing!
Karlaroundtheworld | Karla saysAugust 8, 2016 at 12:58 pm
That looks like a nice idea. I could use something like that with my old ones, just like the idea of mixing recipes.
Wildish Jess saysAugust 9, 2016 at 4:11 pm
I use to buy and use wallflowers but I switched to airwick however, this seems like an easy enough process to reuse those too!
Missi saysAugust 12, 2016 at 10:06 pm
I add about 3/4 and just a few drops of essential oils – depending how strong you want the scent
Sarah Y. saysAugust 14, 2016 at 11:58 am
Instead of unscented fragrance oil, can you use fractionated coconut oil?
Jen saysAugust 20, 2016 at 12:32 pm
What do u put the drops of oil in, water?
Missi saysAugust 23, 2016 at 7:56 am
A non-scented oil works the best. Water won’t work. You can find it here – http://amzn.to/2aB5EoK
Missi saysAugust 23, 2016 at 7:59 am
I haven’t used coconut oil in the Wallflower bulb, but I have on a warmer plate without issues. You could always give it a test run
Lily saysJanuary 15, 2017 at 11:05 am
Great Idea …i
Sophia,M.,McConnery saysJanuary 15, 2017 at 11:33 am
I have had to throw so many of these to recycle here.Thanks for the info!
DORLIS GROTE saysJanuary 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm
A great idea, but I am allergic to most fragrances used in these things.
Missi saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 11:34 am
Essential oils are so much better!