The way my home smells is so important to me. I don’t like overwhelming fragrances but a hint of something in the air can add a nice touch. I wanted to make my own Oil Reed Diffusers so I did some research. I love https://www.theprairiehomestead.com. She’s my kind of people! I learned from her and then made my own little alterations to make it my own…
- Use a glass container with a narrow opening (check thrift stores) A container with a narrow-opening is preferred for this project since it will slow down evaporation
- 4-5 reed diffuser sticks (these are the ones I bought)
- 1/4 cup carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or safflower oil.) Heavier oils, such as olive oil or jojoba oil, will take longer to travel up the reeds, so for quicker results, stick with lighter oils
- 20-25 drops of essential oil(s) – there are so many choices when it comes to essential oils – personally I love lavender and vanilla but it’s your home or space so do what feels right to you
*Mix the essential oils and carrier oil together in the glass container. You can add some alcohol (either rubbing alcohol or vodka) to the mixture to help speed up the process of the oil moving through the reeds.
*Place the diffuser sticks in the container. It will take a while for the oil to travel up the sticks, so speed up the process by flipping the sticks after several hours.
*Continue to flip the sticks every few days to refresh the scent.