Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Ellen Christian
You can make your own oil diffuser for just a fraction of what they cost in the store. Learn how to make an essential oil diffuser of your own.
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Make Your Own Oil Diffuser
I love oil diffusers because I love scents in my home. Unlike candles, I can leave the oil diffuser alone unattended and not worry about fire or the black soot from the candles getting on my walls.
Diffusing essential oils is one of the best ways to scent your home naturally. You can choose a different bottle, scent, and sticks depending on the room you want to use it in.
Ideally, a bottle with a small neck is best. You could use an old glass Soy Sauce bottle if you wanted to upcycle or you could use a bud vase instead.
If you want, you can use bamboo sticks to draw the oils up in your diffuser or, if you would rather have a more natural look, you can use twigs from outside as well. Just make sure they are already broken off from the tree and dead so they are dry.
What oil is best for a homemade diffuser?
Sweet almond oil is one of the best choices because it is thin enough to travel up the reed. Or, you can use warm water if you prefer.
- Glass bottle with a narrow neck
- 3 thin dried and peeled sticks or bamboo sticks
- Essential oil or oils of your choice (Lavender and Tea Tree Oil work well for me)
- Warm water
How to make your own oil diffuser
- Fill the bottle with warm water.
- Add about 20 drops of essential oil of your choice to each 8 ounces of water you use.
- Place the sticks in the bottle and wait for the sticks to draw up the oil and release the scent into your room.
If you’re really feeling crafty, you could paint the bottle or decorate it to match your decor. I’m considering decoupaging a design on the front of the next bottle that I do. Simply replace the diffuser sticks and essential oils when you stop smelling the oils in your room.
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.