DIY Reed Diffusers with essential oils are elegant and effective in small spaces and they are so easy to make too!
All you need to do is place some essential oil in a glass container, then insert reeds or rattan sticks into the container to disperse the scent of the oil in the space surrounding the diffuser. That’s all there is to it.
While it does not take too much time to make your own reed diffusers, it may take a few days before you can use your aromatic creations. This is because it takes a little while for the oil to get fully absorbed into the reeds.
These DIY Reed Diffusers with essential oils are a great way to scent your entire home without using toxic chemicals. You can make your own customized reed essential oil diffusers by using a variety of containers and any essential oil of your choice.
If you are planning on giving your DIY Reed Diffusers away as gifts, simply use different bottles for different recipients and personalize the oil for them.
How To Make Your Own Reed Diffusers With Essential Oils
Here’s what you need to make reed diffusers using essential oils:
- 5 or 6 reeds (can be substituted with bamboo sticks if necessary)
- Glass jars or vases with a narrow neck
- About 30 drops of your favorite essential oils or EO blends ( see below for ideas )
- 1/4 cup carrier oil (coconut, safflower or sweet almond)
- 2 teaspoons witch hazel
Simply mix up your chosen blend of essential oil (see below for blend ideas) with the carrier oil.
Place the combined oil in the bottle with a narrow neck.
Cover the bottle with a plastic wrap to prevent the oils from evaporating prematurely.
Let soak for several days.
Best DIY Reed Diffuser Oil
There is no one essential oil that is best to use in your DIY reed diffuser. When choosing your reed diffuser oil, think about the purpose you are using it for.
This reference guide of essential oils has a detailed list of the benefits of different oils.
You’ll also find plenty of ideas for DIY reed diffuser essential oil blends here.
Few Things To Consider When Making Your Own Reed Diffusers
It will take several days before you can use your DIY reed diffusers with essential oils because of the time it takes for the reeds to absorb the oils. For this reason, it is better to choose a lighter oil that will get absorbed more easily.
While it is not mandatory to use a bottle with a narrow neck, it is preferable because the narrow opening slows down the evaporation time. You want the oils to saturate into the sticks, not into the air.
With a fancier narrow-necked bottle, your DIY reed diffuser will act as a diffuser and a decorative item.
Make sure your DIY reed diffuser is out of reach of little hands and paws as the container can tip over and the oils can spill. Some oils are toxic for little children and pets.
DIY Reed Diffusers as Gifts
DIY reed diffusers with essential oils make great gifts for anyone and because they are so inexpensive to make, you don’t even have to wait for any occasion. Give one of your lovely homemade creations to someone just because.
To personalize it further, choose a narrow-necked bottle that would go with the décor of their home. A plain glass container may be more appropriate in a home that is done up in a minimalistic style.
If you are making these as gifts, you could choose an oil or a blend that resonates with the season. Use any of these Seasonal Scents during the Holiday season, or these Haunting Scents during Halloween.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to serve as medical advice. Please consult your physician before using essential oils. See Full Disclaimer here.