How to Make a Macrame Essential Oil Diffuser

Here at Simply Earth, we are all for ornamental diffusers! Here’s another one that will put your creativity to the test!

Elevate your home decor game with this stylish and creative DIY Macrame Essential Oil Diffuser. It’s made of materials that naturally diffuse the aroma of essential oils. This tassel diffuser is also the perfect size for a cute hanging decoration in a car or your workstation, so your space will not only look fun but will smell great, too.

This is perfect for those who are looking for low-maintenance passive diffusion. There is no need to fill up a diffuser with water, find a place to plug it in and mess with cords and buttons with this macrame diffuser. All you have to do is add a few drops of your favorite oils on the macrame tassel and you’re good to go, easy-peasy!

What I Love About This Tassel Diffuser

The whole Simply Earth team LOVES how this macrame tassel diffuser turned out. It looks so stylish and really makes a perfect decoration piece at home or as a customized, handmade gift.

What’s in This Macrame Essential Oil Diffuser

Wooden Beads

Wood is a convenient alternative to electric diffusers. The essential oils seep into the wood and their aroma is slowly and naturally diffused into the air over time.

Macrame Rope

These 100% cotton macrame ropes add a stylish element to your tassel diffuser. They look elegant and chic and create the perfect boho-style decor.

Comb or Brush

Use a comb or brush to comb through the macrame fringe and separate the rope more efficiently for a softer fringed finish.

Vanilla Woods Essential Oil Blend

Smells just like sweet vanilla, Vanilla Woods Essential Oil Blend is such an aromatic treat. Also, this blend calms and uplifts to help you turn that frown upside down!

Bay Essential Oil

Bay Essential Oil is a strong top note that provides uplifting benefits. This oil has a mildly floral, spicy, and strong medicinal scent which blends perfectly with the sweet warmth of the Vanilla Woods Blend.

macrame essential oil diffuser
macrame essential oil diffuser

Things to Remember When Using This Recipe

Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly. 

Some essential oil recipes are not generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.

This essential oil recipe is safe to use with kids aged 10+.

For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post

For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post

We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post

*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA

Tassel Diffuser Recipe

How To Make A Macrame Essential Oil Diffuser


  • 1 ring bead

  • 1 small round bead

  • Macrame rope

  • Comb or brush*

  • 2 drops Vanilla Woods Essential Oil Blend

  • 1 drop Bay Essential Oil


  • Prepare and cut macrame rope into one 14-inch piece and four 7-inch pieces. 
  • Fold your 14-inch piece of rope in half. Place the bend of the rope through the ring bead. Pull the ends of the string around the bead and through the bend of the rope. Pull taut. This is called a cow hitch knot. 
  • Pull one ring bead through both ends of the 14-inch rope. This is the top part of your tassel diffuser. Tip: Tape the ends of the 14-inch rope to make pulling the rope through the bead easier. 
  • Along the bottom of the ring, create 4 cow hitch knots with the 7-inch macrame rope pieces. See step 2 for cow hitch knot formation.
  • Use a comb or brush to completely fray the ends of the four bottom cow hitch knots. Trim bottom to make tassels even.
  • Use the ends of the 14-inch macrame rope to tie and hang at desired length.
  • To use as a diffuser, add essential oils to either wooden bead. Note: The essential oils that contain a natural pigment like our Vanilla Wood Blend can discolor the bead and rope. 

The Perfect Gift

This Macrame Essential Oil Diffuser is the perfect gift! There’s something about creating your own handmade gifts for your loved ones that really shows how much you care. What do you think of this natural diffuser? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!

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