During the Christmas holidays it’s always nice to bring a gift to your hostess. Creating a DIY gift is not only a personal demonstration to show appreciation, you’ll save money and can choose what ingredients you put in.
Reed diffusers are an attractive way to freshen up a room, and they serve as modern home décor. Store bought reed diffusers can be pricy and often include synthetic scents that can irritate the senses.
Our DIY recipe is all natural, and we recommend using only 100% therapeutic grade essential oils that you can find in most health food stores. To make this item you will need:
1 glass container
1/2 cup carrier oil
8 reeds, or bamboo skewers
20 drops essential oils
Choosing a suitable glass container is most important as this will create the overall look. You can use anything from mason jars, to small vases. A narrow necked bottle is best, but it must me shorter in length than the reeds.
- Fill the container with 1/2 cup of carrier oil. We recommend an oil that is organic and unscented such as grape seed oil or jojoba oil.
- Add your essential oils. Try 20 drops of lavender or vanilla. Other popular blends for home scent is lemon or orange. You can use a blend of oils to create a signature scent. See more ideas below…
Orange & Vanilla – 10 drops orange, 8 drops vanilla, 2 drops lemon
Vanilla Rose – 12 drops rose, 8 drops vanilla
Holiday Spice – 10 drops cinnamon, 5 drops orange, 3 drops clove, 2 drops vanilla
Lavender & Lemon – 12 drops lavender, 8 drops lemon
Candy Cane – 12 drops cinnamon, 8 drops peppermint
Fresh Citrus – 10 drops grapefruit, 6 drops lemon, 4 drops orange
3. To complete your reed diffuser you can add seeds or dried flowers to the oil, as this looks very pretty. Add a ribbon or raffia to dress up the bottle.
Now you have a lovely gift you can be proud to give!
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