Essential Oil Reed Diffuser DIY

Jun 9, 2019
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Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's comprehensive guide on how to create your own essential oil reed diffuser. In this detailed DIY tutorial, we will take you through the step-by-step process of making a beautiful and aromatic diffuser that will enhance your space and create a soothing atmosphere.

Why Choose Essential Oil Reed Diffusers?

Essential oil reed diffusers have gained immense popularity in recent years due to their natural fragrance and therapeutic benefits. Unlike artificial air fresheners, reed diffusers are made from natural ingredients and can be customized with different essential oils to suit your preferences.

By using essential oil reed diffusers, you can introduce the benefits of aromatherapy into your daily life. Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote physical and mental well-being. The subtle scent released by reed diffusers can help reduce stress, improve sleep quality, and create a more harmonious environment.

Creating Your Own Essential Oil Reed Diffuser

Now, let's dive into the step-by-step process of creating your own essential oil reed diffuser:

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Before you start, make sure you have all the necessary materials. Here's what you'll need:

  • A glass container or vase
  • Rattan reeds or bamboo skewers
  • Essential oils of your choice
  • A carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil or safflower oil)
  • Decorative elements (optional)

Once you have gathered all the materials, you're ready to begin!

Step 2: Prepare the Base Oil

In order to disperse the essential oils, you'll need to create a base oil. This is where the carrier oil comes in. To make the base oil, simply mix the carrier oil with your chosen essential oils. The ratio of carrier oil to essential oil depends on your personal preference, but a general guideline is about 80-90% carrier oil and 10-20% essential oil.

Experiment with different combinations of essential oils to create your desired scent. For a calming effect, consider using lavender or chamomile. If you're looking for an energizing aroma, try citrus oils like lemon or orange.

Step 3: Assemble the Diffuser

Take your glass container or vase and pour the prepared base oil into it. Make sure to leave some space at the top to avoid any spills and to allow the fragrance to disperse effectively. If desired, you can add decorative elements like dried flowers or natural gemstones to enhance the aesthetics of your diffuser.

Next, insert the rattan reeds or bamboo skewers into the container. These will act as the wicks that draw the base oil upward and release the fragrance into the air. Make sure to flip the reeds or skewers every few days to refresh the scent.

Step 4: Enjoy the Aroma

Place your newly created essential oil reed diffuser in a desired location, such as your living room, bedroom, or office. The fragrance will gradually disperse into the air, creating a delightful and soothing atmosphere. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the aromatic experience.

Tips and Precautions:

Here are some additional tips and precautions to keep in mind when creating and using your essential oil reed diffuser:

  • Avoid placing the diffuser near direct sunlight, as it can cause the oils to deteriorate faster.
  • Keep the diffuser out of reach of children and pets to prevent accidental spills or ingestions.
  • Experiment with different combinations of essential oils to create your desired scent profile.
  • Replace the reeds or skewers every few months to maintain optimal fragrance diffusion.
  • Regularly clean the glass container or vase to prevent any buildup of residue.

By following these tips, you can ensure a long-lasting and effective essential oil reed diffuser.


Congratulations! You've successfully learned how to create your very own essential oil reed diffuser. Enjoy the benefits of natural aromas and create a soothing atmosphere in your space with this simple yet effective DIY project. Remember to source high-quality essential oils and experiment with different scents to find your perfect combination. Now, it's time to sit back, relax, and indulge in the delightful fragrances of your custom-made reed diffuser. Happy crafting!

Christopher Darlak
This is helpful.
Oct 4, 2023
Emily Leitch
Wow, I never realized making a reed diffuser at home could be this simple. I'm definitely going to try this out! 🌸
Mar 30, 2023
Greg Evans
This article is a game-changer for me. I love the idea of customizing my own reed diffuser with essential oils!
Feb 9, 2023
Roy Hagan
Using essential oils in a reed diffuser is a brilliant way to create a calming atmosphere in any room. Thank you for sharing this DIY!
Dec 24, 2022
Jake Clark
I can't wait to make my own reed diffuser and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy at home. Thanks for the clear instructions!
Nov 28, 2022
Matthew Welden
The thought of making my own reed diffuser is refreshing! 🌿 Can't wait to have my space filled with natural scents.
Jul 26, 2022
Jeff Valente
I love the idea of using essential oils to create a soothing atmosphere in my home. Can't wait to try this DIY!
May 6, 2022
Rhett Rosen
Thank you for putting together such an informative guide! I'm looking forward to making my own reed diffuser and adding a lovely fragrance to my home.
Oct 27, 2021
Thank you for breaking down the steps to create a reed diffuser. I'm excited to infuse my space with natural scents and positive vibes!
Jun 18, 2021
Kathy Bauder
Creating my own reed diffuser will add a personal touch to my space. Thank you for the wonderful guide!
Jun 10, 2021
Sebastien Voegeli
So excited to try making my own reed diffuser! The instructions seem easy to follow. Thank you for this guide.
May 5, 2021
Javier Sola
I never knew it was so easy to make a reed diffuser at home. This article has inspired me to give it a go.
Apr 23, 2021
David Rives
The idea of crafting my own reed diffuser is so appealing! This tutorial has made the process seem less intimidating. Thank you!
Mar 28, 2021
Michael Santarossa
I love how this DIY not only unleashes creativity but also promotes a relaxing environment with essential oils. Can't wait to get started!
Sep 27, 2020
Michael Vittoria
This is so helpful! I've been wanting to make my own diffuser, and this tutorial makes it seem so easy.
Sep 13, 2020
Jason Boyer
Thank you for sharing this step-by-step guide! I can't wait to create my own reed diffuser at home.
Jul 28, 2020
Jacqueline Duvivier
Great tutorial! I appreciate the detailed instructions and the beautiful photos.
Jan 28, 2020
Lisa Gibson
I've always been curious about essential oil reed diffusers, and now I feel ready to give it a try. Thanks for breaking down the process!
Jan 7, 2020