Learn how to make a DIY Reed Diffuser with essential oils to keep your home smelling amazing.
Author: Chrystal Johnson
Decorative glass bottlepreferably with a skinnier neck to help hold the reeds together
Wooden decorative twigsor diffuser reeds. Choose ones that have a slicker finish like bamboo, not fragile ones that will easily peel or chip off. The number you'll need will depend on the bottle size you choose.
¼ - ½cupcarrier oilsuch as fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil
20-30dropsessential oilsI used 12 wintergreen essential oil and 13 eucalyptus essential oil drops in my fairly large bottle
For the carrier oil, you want it to be along about the bottom 1” of the bottle, so how much you use will depend on the width of the bottle you have. I used ¼ cup and it was fine for mine and my bottle is of a good size. Place the carrier oil in the mixing bowl or glass measuring cup.
Add your essential oil and whisk together well. Give it a test sniff – if you feel it’s not strong enough, add a few more drops and mix again.
Then, using your funnel, pour the oil into the bottle until it is all transferred.
Then add your reeds and make sure to push all of them down all the way to the bottom of the bottle so they're in the oil. If they are too high, they won’t draw up the oils, so just double check to make sure none are displaced. Now, you get to watch as the reeds drink up the natural oils.
Place your reed diffuser in your favorite space and enjoy!
Once you notice the oils have dissipated and the reeds are no longer dark in color, you will know you need to refill the oil. It typically takes a week or two for this to happen, depending on size of your bottle. You can always drop in some more essential oils to freshen it up in the meantime too.
Print the recipe again: DIY Reed Diffuser Tutorial https://www.happy-mothering.com/diy-essential-oil-reed-diffuser/