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DIY Kilner® Room Scents


DIY Christmas gifts are very popular right now, and we have a great idea to help you get ahead of this trend, and your Christmas gift list in one fell swoop!

These all-natural and homemade room scents are the perfect way to put a smile on a loved one’s face without breaking the bank: You can spend big money on fancy jewellery or cutting-edge gadgets, but they’ll never recreate the personal charm of a homemade gift.

These DIY scents are a brilliant way to use your Kilner® Preserve Jars and they’re available from Silver Mushroom individually or in sets. Each scent is easily adaptable to the recipient, and made from all natural ingredients found at your local supermarket. Once made, these room scents will fill your home for a good few days and can be reheated a number of times to refresh the room.

We have five different scents to get you started but feel free to experiment with your own recipes!


For each variation the method is the same: Simply place the chopped and measured ingredients into a pan and cover with water. Bring the mixture to the boil and let it simmer for around five minutes. Once cooled transfer to the jar and you’re ready to go!

    Orange, Cinnamon & Cloves

    Lemon, Rosemary & Vanilla

    • 4 sprigs of fresh Rosemary

    • 2 sliced Lemons

    • 1 tsp Vanilla extract or one Vanilla Pod

    Lime, Thyme, Mint & Vanilla

    • 1 sliced Lime

    • 4 sprigs of fresh Thyme

    • 1 tsp mint

    • 1 tsp Vanilla extract or one Vanilla Pod

    Orange, Ginger & Almond

    • 1 sliced Orange

    • 1 4” finger of Ginger

    • 1 tsp Almond Extract

    Thyme, Nutmeg & Bay Leaves

    • 3 sprigs of fresh Thyme

    • 3 whole Nutmegs

    • 4 Bay Leaves

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