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How to Make a DIY Reed Diffuser

How to make a DIY reed diffuser – an easy tutorial

I have such a sweet and lovely and extremely simple DIY tutorial for you today – How to make a DIY reed diffuser.  I know, like me, you love your home and you love it to look and feel and smell beautiful. Chemical fragrances do work well in a home but I am sure you would rather have something more environmentally friendly fragrancing your home.

Over on my family budgeting blog, I showcased how to make your own DIY air freshener using wooden blocks  a lovely, chemical-free DIY and today I will show you how to make your own reed diffusers. Homemade reed diffusers are a super simple and effective eco-friendly solution to home fragrance.


How to Make a DIY Reed Diffuser


How to make a DIY reed diffuser

It only uses a couple of simple ingredients to make these and takes a max of 5 minutes.
You will need a beautiful glass jar or small bottle. I used this absolutely stunning flower bottle from Dartington Crystal that I was sent to review.
It is far too good to be used for the occasional display of flowers I wanted it out all the time and this is a lovely way to keep it on permanent display. It is 20mm high and part of a beautiful range of flower bottles from Dartington.
Aren’t they just stunning!

Onto the tutorial… How to Make a DIY Reed Diffuser

How to make a DIY reed diffuser

How to make a DIY reed diffuser


You will need…

  • reed sticks
  • a container
  • base oil
  • essential oils


DIY reed diffuser, How to make a DIY reed diffuser


Instructions on how to make a DIY reed diffuser

  1. Pour your base oil into your bottle
  2. Add your essential oils and stir with the end of a reed
  3. Add your reeds
  4. After an hour flip the reeds over to help the uptake of the oils


How it works

The reed sticks contain channels that run the entire length of the reed. Like a straw, these channels suck up the oil to the top of the reeds and allow the fragrance to come out. 

You will get a lovely gentle fragrance with no chemicals.


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How to make a DIY reed diffuser


So there you go – How to make a DIY reed diffuser – do let me know if you give this a go how you got on. I do love to hear from you.

DIY is really popular at the moment but can feel a little daunting, not this one though! I like to keep it simple – you still get the some level of pride and satisfaction with a whole lot less of the stress. that has to be a better option right. I am not one for deeply complex DIY tutorials!


Pick your scents well

 Have a look here for a list of scents that are just great for your wellbeing


Further readiing

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  1. Me
    November 8, 2018 / 8:47 am

    Hi! Your post is fantastic

  2. October 30, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    I needed to know how to make this when I was working in a classroom with young children in Munich. So many “interesting” smells throughout the day that needed covering up! I am now thinking of all the lovely Christmassy fragrances I can put together for my house instead! 😀

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