If you want to have the house smelling incredibly gorgeous then a reed diffuser might do the trick!

You can make your very own one quickly and easily, see how below.

DIY reed diffuser


What you’ll need:

Safflower oil (can be substituted with almond or baby oil), essential oil of choice, bamboo skewers, jars (optional: pure alcohol can be added to help oil travel up sticks faster)


1. Pour 1-2 inches of oil into your jar

2. Add 15-20 drops of essential oil and stir to combine – you can add more or less depending on your preference

3. Add a few sticks. (Flip these after a couple of days to help distribute the oil faster)

4. You can decorate the jar if you wish.

5. Make a few and place around the house to keep your house smelling fresh.

These would make the most wonderful gifts!


Try it out and let us know how you go. SHARE your thoughts with us in the comments below!  

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  • I love the way my house smells with one of these. Now I can make my own


  • i had a shop brought reed diffuser but you couldn’t really smell it so i wonder if it is better to try and make one of my own


  • What a fantastic idea! I will definitely be making this


  • will now give this a try. will give a candle a break because sometimes I forget that I have it burning.


  • Thank you for this article. I will certainly be giving this a try.


  • when we moved into our new house, the lady that loved here before us had left reed infusers in 3 rooms…i just love them so much that i had to buy more….this is great!


  • I love reed diffusers. I’ve got one in nearly every room. They emit a gorgeous subtle scent in the rooms. Lovely


  • A great gift idea that recycled small spice jars could be used & decorated by kids for their Mum’s this Mother’s Day!


  • Thanks for the idea – reed diffusers are so expensive in the shops.


  • Great idea! They can be so expensive so this will really save me money.


  • A beautiful idea for the home and wonderful gifts too, brilliant!.


  • Wow, how easy is that. I love reed diffusers. Thank you


  • So easy! I have heaps of baby oil in the cupboard i can use up now :)


  • Sounds a lot cheaper than store bought ones – and you can scent to your desires.


  • Wow so simple would never had thought they where that easy to make


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