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DIY Reed Diffuser: How To Make An Essential Oil Diffuser

In case aromatherapy is your thing, you're going to love how easy it is to make your very own essential oil diffuser...
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Aromatherapy
Keyword: aromatherapy, ashley rose, diffuser, diy, diy reed diffuser, essential oil, essential oil diffuser, how to, oil diffuser, reed, sugar and cloth
Servings: 1 diffuser
Cost: $20 or less


  • Optional: Spoon for blending oils


  • Fill your diffuser vase with 3.5 ounces of liquid carrier oil like coconut oil (or even baby oil).
  • Add 3 drops of your favorite essential oil blend to the vase.
  • Insert 5 to 7 of the rattan reeds into the vase, and you're all set.


Since there is no timer on a reed diffuser like the traditional aromatherapy diffusers have, you don't want to add too much of an essential oil and accidentally overpower the room. 
Essential oils have a chemical base and you want to be sure to not risk overexposing yourself, pets, children, or anyone else to too many oils.
Be sure to read up on potential toxic essential oils and proper usage before making your own essential oil diffuser at home.