Aromatherapy Reed Diffusers
Easy essential oil diffusers...
treats for your nose AND eyes!
Aromatherapy reed diffusers are awesome.
They look great, you don't have to worry about candle safety, and they
last for months.
Plus, they're fun to make because you can really unleash your creativity on decorating them.
You can fill your vase with pretties like river rocks, beads or beach glass, sticks or grasses, etc.
And you can embellish the outside of your jar with ribbon, raffia, beads and charms, paint - whatever suits your fancy.
Your local thrift shop is a fun place to hunt for unique glass or ceramic containers for this project,
and a nature walk will net you some great twigs, rocks and other goodies to play with.
To make your own aromatherapy reed diffusers, you need:
10 to 15 rattan reeds, about 10 inches (25cm) long
Small glass vase or jar
3 tablespoons (45 ml) jojoba oil -- do not substitute!
Buy Jojoba oil
Decorative items for the vase
250 drops of your favorite essential oil or one of the blends below
- Decorate the vase. Place your rocks or beads inside.
- In a small, clean bottle, mix the jojoba oil with the essential oil blend. Cap and shake.
- Pour the oil mixture into the vase.
- Arrange the aromatherapy diffuser reeds in the vase, making sure the bottom ends are immersed in the oil.
- Add any additional decorative sticks or grasses.
Et voila! Beauty and function in one fabulous package!
It takes a day or two
for the scent to travel up the aromatherapy diffuser reeds and start scenting the room.
Also, the aroma is fairly subtle, so if you cook fish or do anything else that creates a strong smell, the scent of the aromatherapy reed diffusers will be masked.
I recommend turning the aromatherapy reed diffusers over every few days to strengthen the scent by causing the oil to travel up and down the length of the reed.
Here are some yummy, tried-and-tested essential oil blends perfect for aromatherapy reed diffusers...
Relaxing Lavender Reed Diffuser Oil Blend
This is an excellent blend for the bedroom.
This floral, fruity lavender blend calms, uplifts and soothes away stress,
perfect for helping you slide into a deep, restorative sleep after a long day.
150 drops Lavender essential oil
40 drops Lemon essential oil
40 drops Palmarosa essential oil
10 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
10 drops Marjoram OR Chamomile essential oil
Sweet Citrus Sunshine Reed Diffuser Oil Blend
I just love this blend. It lifts your mood and soothes your nerves
at the same time. Who doesn't need that at the end of a hectic day?
115 drops Bergamot essential oil
115 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
20 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
Sensual Sandalwood Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
Sweet and rich, this warming, sensual blend is perfect for the bedroom.
Sandalwood essential oil is a little more expensive, but well worth the indulgence.
150 drops Sandalwood essential oil
50 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
50 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Lemongrass Lift Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
I have this blend on my bathroom windowsill because it's light, refreshing and a little less subtle
than other blends.
120 drops Bergamot OR Peppermint essential oil
120 drops Lemongrass essential oil
10 drops Vetiver essential oil
Exotic Patchouli Essential Oil Diffuser Blend
Deep, spicy and exotic, this blend is a perfect winter warm-up for your living room or office.
Keep it out of the bedroom,though, because these essential oils stimulate your nervous system.
120 drops Patchouli essential oil
100 drops Orange essential oil
30 drops Cinnamon OR Clove essential oil
Where to Buy Aromatherapy Reed Diffuser Supplies
Finding essential oils is easy - my best recommendation is to shop at Mountain Rose Herbs for
Check the right-hand sidebar for an alphabetical listing of the essential ols you need for these recipes.
Mountain Rose also sells jojoba oil at a good price.
On finding reeds for making your aromatherapy reed diffusers, I got an email from Eve, who wrote...
"Found you while looking for info about diffuser oil, thanks so much for the tips!
Returning the favor - this weekend I found that Pier 1 sells the reeds separately, a box of 10 for $2.
Thanks again, and enjoy!"
Thanks for the great tip, Eve!
Share Your Pics
I'd be delighted if you'd share stories and pictures of your handcrafted aromatherapy reed diffusers on Facebook by posting them on my
Aromatherapy Recipes Facebook page.
I love connecting with other crafty people who enjoy aromatherapy as much as I do, and it's especially great to
share a little inspiration!
Why not check out these related pages with some more yummy essential oil diffuser blends and some
interesting information on other types of aromatherapy diffusers...
Diffuser Essential Oil Blends
Aromatherapy Oil Burners
Aromatherapy Diffusers Main Page
Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Aromatherapy Reed Diffusers