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Winter Reed Diffuser DIY

A super simple diffuser idea you can make and can easily make it seasonal, too. It’s also a very sustainable way of adding scent to your home or space as the jar we will use is our Milk Jug, which looks absolutely adorable as a decoration also, and the reed stick you will add is biodegradable.

1st step – choose your carrier oil

There are many options to choose from at this stage, but our favourites are fractionated coconut oil (it’s important to go with fractionated as it stays liquid at room temperature), almond oil or jojoba oil.

2nd step – pick your essential oils

Whatever mixture you go with, all you have to do is remember the ratio: 30% essential oil to 70% base oil.

3rd step – get your container

We have used one of our Milk Jugs to try this DIY as these have a narrow opening and takes up a small space on any tabletop without an overpowering look. For a lavender-base scent, go for our Lavender Flower Milk Jug, for a fresh linen cotton smell, try our Navy Stripe Milk Jug, and for the fruity scents, try any of the colourful Polka Dot Milk Jugs.

4th step – buy your reed

Search for ‘reed diffuser stick‘ on Amazon and tens of options will pop up. Our favourite that works well with ceramics is the more natural looking rattan reed, but if you are using a glass jar instead, the black rattan reed sticks will look very elegant and luxurious. 8 to 12 sticks is ideal, but it does depend on your container as well as the size of the container you use.

5th step – the secret ingredient

A tablespoon of vodka. It helps the essential oils bind together with the carrier oil for a great scent throw.

6th step – let’s get mixing

Mix the oil with the essential oils and the vodka, and pour the mix into your storage jar. Pop the reed sticks in and voila – you’ve got yourself a great room diffuser that makes a great gift as well. If you want to give it to somebody, just choose a small container you can seal, to store the liquid in, and wrap it up as a DIY make-your-own-diffuser surprise box!

Quick tip – make it a habit of regularly flipping the diffuser sticks. At least once a week is needed to draw out more oil up the reeds!

Have you made home diffusers before? Share your experience in the comments below!

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