Learn how to make an easy DIY Himalayan Salt Diffuser with essential oils in this easy craft tutorial.
I love my essential oil diffusers, but they can be noisy and it’s easy to forget to fill (and regularly clean) them. A few years ago, a friend recommended I put eucalyptus oil and sea salt in a bowl by my bedside. I really liked how it worked, so I kept doing it.
I typically use coarse Himalayan sea salt for my simple salt diffusers. It’s what we use in our salt grinder and I use it in DIY beauty products, which is why I buy in bulk, so I always have it on hand. I also love the pretty pink color! You can use other types of sea salt as well.
The Himalayan Salt Diffuser pictured has lavender and frankincense in it. You can use whatever scent combination you like, though.
If you need help choosing an essential oil combination, here are a few we like:
- Lavender and frankincense
- Eucalyptus and lemon
- Lavender, orange and peppermint
- Rosemary and peppermint
- Sandalwood and frankincense
If you use a wax warmer, you can put the salts on there as well. The heat will break down some of the properties of the oils, but it’s better than using synthetic candles or warmer tarts.
If you love wax warmers, I have two recipes to make your own tarts if you haven’t tried that!
It’s so easy to make many of the things we buy, and for a much better price. Not to mention we get to be in charge of what goes into things when we make them!
Once you’re done withe the scent combination, you can dispose of the salts. Instead of tossing them, I like to re-use them in my fizzy bath salts recipe when you’re done with that scent. You can also toss them in bath sachets!
How to Make a Himalayan Salt Diffuser
- Add Himalayan sea salt to a small mixing bowl and add add several drops of essential oil to the salt and stir to evenly coat the salt crystals.
- Transfer the mixture to your decorative bowl and display in the area of your choice.