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Love the idea for having an diy essential oil diffuser but don’t want to have to buy one? Or perhaps you just have a room or two that you would like to gift a lovely scent to? This is such an easy way to make your own DIY Oil Diffuser!
Make Your Own DIY Essential Oil 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!
These Homemade Diffusers are particularly perfect to have in the bathroom if you don’t care for the “typical bathroom smell”! You probably already have the things that you need to make these since they are so easy. Let’s get started!
DIY Oil Diffuser
What you need:
- Empty small glass bottle
- Unscented 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 the grocery store, however if you want to get fancy you can buy decorative you can get actual reed diffuser rods, but they will be more expensive. Since I used a small jar, I used the shorter skewers. I also used Peppermint Mocha Essential Oil Blend in this particular diy diffuser. I’m a little obsessed with the scent at the moment. It’s like a sweet, chocolately peppermint…so good!
Pour some oil in the little bottle. The amount you use will depend on the size of the jar you use. I probably used about 1/8 cup. You only need to fill about 1/4 of the jar with oil. For the unscented oil, I used grapeseed oil because that’s what I keep on hand. If you have a different unscented oil that should work fine.
Drop in the essential oil in the scent of your choice. For my size jar I used about 15 drops. Like I mentioned above, I used Peppermint Mocha which is my favorite right now and perfect for the winter months.
–Keep your essential oils organized with these ideas.
If you use long skewers you might have to cut them to the right size. Short skewers, which are about half the size of a regular skewer, are perfect for small jars up to a pint size. If you think you might want to make a lot of these and can’t find the skewers, you can buy them here on Amazon.
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 & oils about every 1-2 months or so.
Since these only take a few minutes to make, you can quickly make them up if you need your house to smell wonderful for company that may be arriving soon!
You may also love these homemade Beeswax Candles.
This DIY Essential Oil Diffuser tutorial was originally posted on Little House Living in December 2017. It has been updated as of September 2021.