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How to Make Reed Diffuser Oil

by Carrie Waller
Because scent is such a subjective sensation, it often can be tricky to find the perfect store-bought reed diffuser to freshen your home. Instead of relying on pre-made versions, make your own using a custom mixture of scents.

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No pictures to guide, but this seems like a feasible place to start making my own essential oils. :) Once I get my herb garden going, of course.

Reed Diffuser Oil: 1/4 cup of oil into a measuring cup. Then, add 2-3 tablespoon of vodka. This won't mix naturally, so stir throughly to emulsify them. The vodka thins the oils to get it to the right consistency to move up the reeds. Next, add the essential oil to the mixture. Your ratio should be around 75% base to 25% essential oil. Stir thoroughly.

DIY Reed Diffuser - I wonder how well this would work to keep mosquitoes away if I got the right oils...

Make your own diffuser oil. Mix 3/4 cup mineral oil, 1/4 cup vodka, 1/2 cup essential oil. You can order the diffuser sticks on Amazon, 100 for $8.00 Very Cool, and fairly cheap.

Soak a cotton ball in essential oils or vanilla extract and set in a dish in any room.

home-made reed diffusers: recycle the bottle and reeds from a commercial product, add your own perfume mixed with baby oil, jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil