See how easy it is to make a DIY Reed Diffuser with 100% non-toxic aromatherapy! Customize it with your favorite scents and place wherever you need a little aromatherapy!
Let’s talk relaxation… how do you like to relax during your down time? I’m a big scent girl and one of my favorite ways to relax is with aromatherapy. I used to have a plug in almost every room of the house because it would just make me happy to walk into a room and smell goodness.
I’ve steered away from the plug in’s lately because I don’t want us to be breathing in chemicals (no matter how dreamy they may smell). For more natural aromatherapy I’ve been using more and more essential oils and I’ve loved finding new scent combos and feel much better about breathing in natural ingredients.
How to Make an Aromatherapy DIY Reed Diffuser
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- Small glass bottle (find suitable bottles here)
- ½ cup light oil for the reed diffuser oil (I use fractionated coconut oil, you can also use sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil or light sesame oil)
- 20 – 25 drops essential oil (the amount of essential oil you use is dependent on the quality/strength of the brand)
- 6 – 8 rattan reeds (reed diffuser sticks)
Pour the fractionated coconut oil into your glass bottle. Using a small-mouth bottle will help the DIY reed diffuser last longer as the oil won’t evaporate as quickly (use a funnel if necessary). Add essential oils in the scent(s) of your choice. I used Bergamot for this DIY Reed Diffuser for a bright, spring fragrance. Quickly insert a reed diffuser stick into the bottle and mix the reed diffuser oil with the essential oils.
Insert the reed diffuser sticks. It may take a couple of days for the scent to travel through the reeds to notice the scent in the room. These Reed Diffusers are great for bathrooms and offices… they will be most noticeable in smaller rooms.
When you notice the smell has begun to fade, it’s time for a reed diffuser refill. Simply replace the reed diffuser sticks (once they’re completely saturated they will no longer permeate scent) and add a little more reed diffuser oil and essential oils.
What rooms in your house would you love to have a reed diffuser? Who can you think of that would love one as a gift?
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