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Sure do. Thanks for the local Farm & Fleet it is available locally and works pretty well. Sachets I made last year about this time are still very strongly scented in my workshop, cars, closets and drawers. I sell a fair amount of them. People like that they can get double-duty from them by sprinkling them on the carpet and vacuuming them up.

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Yep, these are great!! I sell alot to the farmers as they hang them in there tractors....alot of people put them in the drawers & one lady told me she hangs her's in front of the furnace vents, when they come on it spreads the fragrance in her house....isnt it great to have Great Feedbacks :yay:

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So I received my box of crushed corn cob from Bitter Creek on Friday. I used one of my 8oz Mason jars to measure out the corn and put it into a Ziploc plastic container with a lid. I added about 3/4 oz of Apple Cinnamon Strudel fragrance. I gave it a few shakes to mix the fragrance with the corn and left it sit to absorb. I gave it a few shakes every day and when I opened up the container today, it was dry and smelled wonderful! I added the scented corn to the 8oz jar and closed it with a daisy lid.

The recipe that Bitter Creek is 1oz of fragrance with 2 cups of crushed corn cob.

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I, too, have thought about making these for over a year. For people, NOT in a "farm" area, how are they selling for you?

How much are you charging for them?

Packaging them?

And when you put them in your car, drawers, etc., there's never been an issue with leaving an oil residue at all?

TIA for your responses!

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I love this material. As long as you don't overdo the fragrance/EO and allow plenty of soak/dry time they shouldn't leak oil. I have some more than a year old that still smell strong and fresh. When you're sick of the sachet just sprinkle the bits on your carpet and vac them up. These bits don't clog the vacuum filters either!

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I may have to check these out. They sound really cool. Are they something you could use as stuffing in a cute beany baby type way?

I've not done anything with my crushed corn yet, but, yes you can use it as stuffing in animals. BC has bears that have the velcro back that you can stuff scented crushed corn cob in or aroma beads. You'd need to have animals that have a zippered or velcro back unless you're good at sewing them back up.

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Learn something new every day. I only make tarts so I'm not up to date on this type of thing but I found this to be a great thread. Good luck to you all with this fun freshener. Don't you just wonder how the very first person even thought of this? Wake up one morning and decide to crush up an old corn cob and fragrance the bits and pieces and sell it. Brilliant. Who knew!

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Learn something new every day. I only make tarts so I'm not up to date on this type of thing but I found this to be a great thread. Good luck to you all with this fun freshener. Don't you just wonder how the very first person even thought of this? Wake up one morning and decide to crush up an old corn cob and fragrance the bits and pieces and sell it. Brilliant. Who knew!

Just like the first person who decided to milk a cow and drink it....what were they thinking? Turned out okay though. :cheesy2:

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Am I the only one having some trouble with these. THey aren't lasting as long as they used to. First I thought it may have been the fo because of the reformulations lately but that wasn't it.

I went to my local walmart and read the bag and I don't recall the exact words but on the bag it was saying how it is used to absorb odor and not release it. I figured that was the problem with mine no longer being as strong.....

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Am I the only one having some trouble with these. THey aren't lasting as long as they used to. First I thought it may have been the fo because of the reformulations lately but that wasn't it.

I went to my local walmart and read the bag and I don't recall the exact words but on the bag it was saying how it is used to absorb odor and not release it. I figured that was the problem with mine no longer being as strong.....

You think they are making ground corn cobs different than they use to?

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Fascinating thread. Here in the wild west, we use corn cobs in little wooden shacks with half moon air vents cut into the wood on land that perks well. The corn cobs definitely hold the aroma.

Seriously, what a great way to recycle. Can I just crush up some dried out corn cobs and scent them for a sachet? Is it that easy? (Unused ones of course.)

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