How to Make Safe and Healthy Reed Diffusers with Essential Oils

reed diffuserI’m one for nice smells, and I like my house to be filled with pleasing aromas, but I’m wary of the ingredients in air fresheners, scented candles and other common items people use to mask odors in their homes. So, I was very excited to come across a very easy way to make homemade reed diffusers from pure essential oils. All you need is mineral oil, vodka, the essential oil (or oils) of your choice, a small vase and some diffuser reeds, which you can buy in any craft store (I got mine at Pier 1 Imports).

Here’s what you do:

Pour ¼ cup mineral oil and 2-3 tablespoons of vodka into the vase. Then add a small bottle of essential oil. Stir everything with the reeds and then let it go to work. Flip the reeds every once in a while to diffuse the oil better.

It really works, and the fragrance you’re enjoying is not compromising your health! In fact, it is probably enhancing it with the wonderful properties of the particular oil you’ve chosen for your diffuser. I have geranium and lemongrass in mine.

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