It’s time for a spring refresh, and with only a few materials, you can put this DIY Essential Oil Diffuser together for a natural aromatherapy boost to your space. Plus, the fresh scent of bergamot will put you in the mood for tea time with cake!
You might remember when my friend Lindsey and I crafted a DIY Essential Oil Diffuser out of necessity. We were traveling extensively and found ourselves in the throes of a weird Airbnb funk, but we got crafty! Now that I’m home, I’ve been playing with more apothecary recipes and slowly building my arsenal of ingredients. What we put on our bodies and in our homes is just as important as what we eat, so I see these recipes as a natural extension of the intention I put into my cooking and baking.
You’ve probably seen these types of diffusers for sale in beautiful home stores with hefty price tags, but as your collection of essential oils and carrier oils (which are great for skincare too!) expand, these types of DIY’s become all the easier and cheaper than store-bought counterparts. This Essential Oil Diffuser is as simple as pouring liquid into glass bottles.
The bamboo diffuser reeds pull the essential oil scent from a light carrier oil to release a light aroma over time. Unlike commercial room sprays, which simply try to cover up bad smells, essential oils have beneficial purifying and aromatherapy qualities.
DIY Essential Oil Diffuser: How To
To make your own Essential Oil Diffuser, simply pick a glass container, add a base oil like almond oil, jojoba or safflower (or try a vodka combination), then mix in the essential oil combination of your liking. For an oil base, start with a ratio of 30% essential oil to 70% base oil, and add more essential oil as needed. Add bamboo reeds or shortened skewers, and let them rest for a few hours to absorb the oils, then flip them to scent side up. Simply repeat this process when the scent fades.
One of my favorite combination is a Eucalyptus and Peppermint blend in the bathroom for a really cleansing vibe. For my bedroom, I used uplifting Bergamot and Orange, to give a bright and refreshing scent. As an added bonus, it reminds me of tea time with a mug of Earl Grey tea and a lemon cake, which you definitely deserve after a DIY session.