I have used essential oils for a few DIY projects like “Monster Be Gone Spray”, Natural Floor Cleaner, Bug Repellent, Salt Scrub and Spider Spray. All of these creations have been great additions to our household uses but now that we are branching out to more essential oil use I decide to try the diffuser tutorial.
Rosemary & Lavender Reed Diffuser
This DIY project is so easy and I love it. Keep in mind, you can substitute either scents for your own favorite combos.
Glass bottle – any shape or size
Reeds – I used bamboo skewers cut in half
1 TBSP rubbing alcohol or vodka
Essential oils of your choice – 25 drops total
Carrier Oil – I used sweet almond oil, you could use baby oil or safflower oil
1. In a mixing bowl or measuring cup combine carrier oil with the vodka/alcohol and stir gently.
2. Add 25 drops of essential oil to the mixture. I added 15 lavender and 10 rosemary to my diffuser.
3. Carefully pour the mixture into glass bottle.
4. Place reeds into oil. Let the reeds get saturated with the oils and then flip the “dry” side back into oil.
5. You will want to rotate which ends are in the scent solution about once a week.
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Roger Willis says
Great tutorial on a DIY home infuser! My wife and I have used store bought infusers in the past. We have found that they can tend to be a bit pricey. I'm all for saving money to make our home smell great and this looks like it would save money in the long run!
Amanda Kee says
I have one of these on my dresser but I like the idea of a DIY. I am picky about scents and this would be perfect for my picky self. I think I will be picking up some stuff to make this for the rest of the rooms in the house!
Roger Willis says
I like the idea of a DIY. My wife is picky about scents and this would be an idea she could use to pick scents she likes. I will mention this to her. She used to make soybean candles, and infusers; but, they were pre-made sticks and scents. This idea is more cost-effective
Crystal VanTassel says
Essential oil girl here!! I never thought to make my own reed diffuser. Love that! And I love lavender and rosemary together!! Perfect for spring!
I love this! Just last week my daughter made her own diffuser and added the scent lavender. She had the whole house smelling so good!
Lisa Favre says
Lavender is definitely a favorite scent of mine: so soothing and relaxing. I never thought to combine it with rosemary but what a great combination indeed. Must try this at home!
Lisa Codina says
I absolutely love lavender…I put it in my essential oil diffuser every night. I often mix it with peppermint of clary sage, but I have never tried rosemary. I think I would like that combo!
Alison Rost says
A year or so a friend gave me my first diffusor. I fell in love with having a light scent wafting through the house. Especially lavender .. it's my favorite. I'm so glad I ran across your tutorial because I thought about putting diffusors in other rooms .. but they can be really be expensive!
Tiara Wilson says
Wow! Thank you for sharing! I am in love with my Young Living Lavender essential oils. I'm going to have to try this DIY!
Jennifer Quisenberry says
Well, what do you know? I learned something new. I use a diffuser in my office every day, and it smells so good. And I think I paid around $40 for it from Rituals. I'm not sure why I hadn't thought of this before as I have a ton of essential oils and everything except for the reeds. Maybe they will have those at the craft store. I'm going to try it!
Erinn Sluka says
That's a great idea. Never thought of using vodka in place of an alcohol for oils. This would be fun for home decor option that smells great
Tracie M. Cooper says
I would love to make a lavender based one for my master bathroom! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org