You can make this DIY Reed Diffuser in no time at all and at a fraction of the price of store bought reed diffusers! This reed diffuser uses essential oils and a carrier oil so you can customize this with the scents of your choice. Chemical free and inexpensive!
Hey guys! Today I’m back with an easier than ever and smellier than ever tutorial.
You can whip up this diy reed diffuser in no time at all and trust me, your house will smell goooooood.
My scented sachet post has become pretty popular and some of you were wondering how you can take essential oils and make them scent a WHOLE room and larger areas.
Well that, my friends, is what we are doing today.
As I sit here and type this, I can smell the citrusy notes wafting from my freshly reed diffuser….in the other room! It’s very pleasant and not too overpowering.
Here’s how I did it.
- Reeds – I used these reeds and they work just great for me.
- A narrow vase (I used a little flower bud vase). You can also use a mason jar – read below.
- A carrier oil – I used sweet almond oil.
- Essential oils of your choice. I used Lemon and Bergamot because that’s what I had. Lavender + Lemon + Bergamot is the bomb though! I’m out of lavender though.
Why do you need a narrow vase?
The more narrow the opening on your vase, the longer your oils will last and not evaporate. If you want to use a mason jar, you can drill a few holes in the top and stick your reeds through the holes. This way, not too much can evaporate through the wide opening.
How to make a DIY Reed Diffuser
- Place about a 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil in your vase.
- Mix in about 20-30 drops of essential oils. I used 15 drops of bergamot and 15 drops of lemon. If you have a sensitive nose, start with a smaller dose and add more as needed.
- Swirl to mix it all up!
- Stick your reeds in your vase so the bottom is in the oil.
- Wait a few hours, then flip your reeds. Ahhh, so fresh!
Plus the reed diffuser just looks so pretty, don’t you think? I know Amazon sells the little bottles if you can’t find something. Or check your local thrift stores! They usually have a bunch.
Every few days, flip your reeds so that more smell is dispersed.
Thanks so much as always for reading!