Homemade Reed Diffusers (Air Fresheners)
Simple, easy, and inexpensive homemade version of commercial reed diffusers.
- Small jar with small opening
- 5-6 reed sticks
- 1/4 cup carrier oil (safflower oil or sweet almond oil)
- 15 drops essential oils
- 1 teaspoon alcohol or perfumer’s alcohol (optional, at least 90%)
In a measuring cup, add about 1/4 cup of your carrier oil.
If using alcohol, add into the cup and stir thoroughly to help it bind with the oil.
Add about 10-15 drops of essential oils and swirl the mixture to blend well.
Add the oil mixture to your jar.
Insert the sticks into the jar.
After a few hours, flip the sticks over and insert the dry end into the jar to saturate the other end.
Continue to swirl the jar and flip the sticks over about every week or so until the scent has diminished. Then, you can just add some more essential oils to the mix, swirl, and start again!
Once the sticks become completely saturated with oil, they lose the ability to diffuse and will need to be replaced.