How to Make a Reed Diffuser

Written by Kaelyn Riley

A simple, DIY method to fill your home with healthier fragrances this holiday season.

Certain aromas have powerful associations with the holidays. But many of the sugar-plum-scented candles and gingerbread air fresheners we can buy contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can pose myriad health risks.

Swap the store-bought options for all-natural scents using this simple technique. It requires only a handful of materials, and no flame or electricity.

Supplies:

  • 1  8-oz. glass jar
  • Ľ cup carrier oil (such as sweet-almond, olive, or fractionated coconut oil)
  • 1 tbs. rubbing alcohol
  • 20–30 drops essential oils
  • 4–6 reed-diffuser sticks or bamboo skewers

Directions

1. Pour your carrier oil, rubbing alcohol, and essential oils into the glass jar. Stir or shake to combine.

2. If you’re using bamboo skewers, trim the pointy end. Place the diffuser sticks in your jar.

3. Turn the sticks over every few days to expose the ends that have been in the liquid to air. This will help refresh the scent.

Tip: Reed diffusers make great gifts! Mix the oils and alcohol in a jar with a lid or cork, and present it with a handful of reeds.

Post originally appeared on Experience Life

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Cheryl B2 months ago

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