How To: Make a Reed Diffuser

How To: Make a Reed Diffuser

Laure Joliet
Mar 10, 2009

Home fragrances rank pretty high for making a space feel clean and inviting. Realtors pay attention to smell because they know it helps to sell people on a home (some of their tips in our post on 12 DIY Air Fresheners). But candles and diffusers can start to get pricey for something that seems like you could make yourself, am I right? Jump below for instructions for making your own fancy reed diffuser:

What you need:
1 Package of bamboo skewers from grocery store or craft supply store.
Essential Oils or Natural Soap (like Mrs. Meyers)
1/2 Cup Water
Bit of Vodka
1 Container (we like the ones pictured because they aren't the usual glass ones, in fact you could use one of those vases from ikea and just paint it).

What You Do:
To make the oil concoction, mix 4-5 drop of oils into about the half cup of water. Add the vodka as an emulsifier to keep the oil and water mixed. Pour this into your container, add the reeds and flip them to refresh the smell.

Image from West Elm.

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