I find myself using essential oils more and more in my daily life. If you read my blog, you know I like to make DIY household cleaners with essential oils and also add them to my homemade beauty recipes. The latest way I’m enjoying my essential oils is with a reed diffuser I made in about 60 seconds!
This is a great way to upcycle glass jars. A reed diffuser slowly disperses essential oils into the air. They are really low maintenance. You can enjoy the benefits of the diffuser for weeks at a time until you need to refill them. Use your favorite essential oil or essential oil blends to scent your home naturally.
Homemade Essential Oil Reed Diffuser (This blog post may contain affiliate links.)
- A glass jar
- 1/4 cup carrier oil (I used Sweet Almond Oil)
- 15 drops of your favorite Essential Oil
- 1 tsp. alcohol
- 5-6 reed diffuser sticks or bamboo skewers
Pour 1/4 cup carrier oil into the jar. Add 15 drops of essential oil(s) and alcohol. Stir with one of the sticks. Add 5-6 sticks to the jar. The sticks will begin to diffuse immediately, but it may take a few hours for you to be able to start smelling the results. Essential oil reed diffusers work best in smaller spaces.
The bamboo skewers I used are ones I found at the grocery store – they are working just fine. But if you want to try reed diffuser sticks, you can buy them online at Amazon.
I decorated my glass jar with jute twine. It was really simple. I dipped a length of twine into white craft glue and wrapped the twine around and around the jar.
I used an essential oil recipe of 8 drops of Lemon with 7 drops of Lavender essential oils in my diffuser. These combine to create a clean, pleasant scent. Other essential oils you may want to try in your diffuser:
One of my favorite DIY essential oil all-purpose cleaners can also be used as a spray air freshener. Check out my Homemade Rosemary Essential Oil cleaner recipe. I can also tell you how to use Ylang Ylang essential oil to make a love potion!
Do you use essential oils to scent your home? What are your favorite essential oil scents? What are your favorite ones to mix together?