Reed diffusers are quite easy to make at home by yourself. Firstly we need to prepare some materials.
Part 1: Prepare Materials
1. Find a container with a narrow opening.
Begin DIY reed diffuser by finding a suitable base container for the reeds. Look for a container that is about 50ml-250ml with a small opening made of glass. Do not use a plastic bottle, as essential oils can react with plastic
A narrow bottle neck could ensures that minimal evaporation occurs. If too much water evaporates, the percentage of essential oils will be high and the fragrance will become too strong.
You can choose different capacity bottles according to the size of the room
Purchase rattan or fiber reeds for oil diffuser. Please user new reed diffuser sticks, as old reeds losse theri effectiveness once they are ove-saturated with oil.
Choose the length of the rattan according to the height of the bottle. The reeds should stick out several centimeters from the top of the container. Increase the scenting ability of the diffuser by using reeds that are double the height of the bottle or more.
Rattan and fiber sticks are usually sold in 20cm, 25cm, 30cm, 35cm length. Diameter can be supplied in 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm.
3. Choose an essential oil
Choose your favorite fragrance. Make sure the essential oil are 100% concentration, or they will not have strong enough scent. You can just put one oil, or mix 2 or more oils.
Some classic essential oil pairing:
- Orange and vanailla
- Lavender and peppermint
- Chamomile and lavender
- Spearmint and patchouli
- Lavender, jasmine, neroli and geranium are calming scents
- Peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, lemon, basil, and ginger are energizing scents
- Chamomile, orange, sandalwood, lavender, and marjoram are great for combating anxiety
- Pick a carrier oil
Carrier oil is a neutral oil that comines with essential oil to dilute it so that the scent of the oil isn’t overpowering.
Rubbing alcohol, perfumer’s alcohol, or vodka can be mixed with water as a substitute for carrier oil.
Sweet almond, safflower, rosemary, sandalwood, star anise clove, cinnamon, orange, or grapefruit oil is the common carrier oils.
Part 2: Assembling the Reed Diffuser
1.Measure out of oil
Pour ¼ cup (60ml) carrier oil . If you are using water and alcohol, pour ¼ cup (60ml) water and add 5ml of the alcohol, then mix them.
Adjust the volum of carrier oil according to the capacity of your bottle. But keep in mind that the ratio of carrier oil to essential oil should be about 85 to 15. If you want a strongly scented reed diffuser, make the ratio around 75 to 25.
2. Add essential oil
Add 25-30 drops of the essential oil to the carrier. If you choose 2 different fragrance, add 15 drops each fragrance
3.Combine the oil
Gently swirl the oil mixture within the measuring cup to blend the oils by moving the measuring cup in circles, or use a spoon to stir and blend the oils together.
4. Pour the oil into reed diffuser bottle
Pour the mixed oil into the reed diffuser bottle carefully. If you measure cup don’t have a spout, please use a funnel to help transfer the liquid into the reed diffuser bottle
5. Put the reed diffuser sticks
Add 4-8 reed diffuser sticks into the bottle. If you want the strong fragrance please put more sticks.
Post time: Sep-14-2022