Make Your Own Reed Diffuser
These are so cute to have around but they can be so expensive. They might be hard to give as a gift since it's a liquid that you have to put in an open bottle but you might want to make some of these to make your house smell pretty for the holiday season!
What you need:
- Empty small glass bottle
- Baby Oil
- Skewers, dowels, or reed diffuser rods
- Essential Oils
Here is a picture of what you need. I used plain wood skewers for mine that I found at Target, however if you want to get fancy you can buy decorative you can get actual reed diffuser rods, but they will be more expensive. I found the ones in the picture on clearance at Shopko for .49.
Pour some baby oil in the little bottle. The amount you use will depend on the size of the jar you use. I probably used about 1/4 c. and it filled up my little jar about halfway.
Then drop in essential oil in the scent of your choice. For my size jar I used about 15 drops.
If you use skewers you might have to cut them to the right size.
The stick the skewers or reeds into the bottle and thats it! If you want to keep reusing a reed diffuser all you need to do is replace the liquid about every 2 months or so.
Cost for project:
- Bottle: Nothing if you can reuse one
- Essential Oil: Pennies(I order mine from Azure Standard and they cost about $2 a bottle depending on what kind you get)
- Skewers: About .05(1.49 for 100 at Target)
- Baby Oil .25($1 a bottle at the Dollar Store)
Total cost: About .35!
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