How to make a DIY reed diffuser

A homemade reed diffuser

I have such a sweet and lovely and extremely simple DIY tutorial for you today. 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.

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…

You will need…

  • Glass jar or bottle
  • 100ml of sweet almond oil/ almond/grapeseed, (basically any kind of carrier oil)
  • 50 drops of essential oil of your choice (I used lemongrass but totally up to you)
  • rattan reed sticks

 

DIY reed diffuser

 

Instructions

  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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2 Comments

  1. 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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