Essential oils are good to the very last drop. To get the most out of every bottle of essential oil, we have something new for you!
If you have a bottle of essential oil sitting on your shelf that has just a tiny bit of oil in it, make a diffuser out of it with our new bamboo cap and reeds!
This recipe also doubles as a simple gift that you can make for a loved one. When I want to introduce someone to essential oils, they’re never sure how to use them, especially if they don’t have a diffuser.
This gift is perfect because you can create a custom blend that they’ll love while doubling the blend as a diffuser! Not sure what I’m talking about? Read on to learn how to turn an essential oil bottle into a diffuser!
What I Love About This Oil Reed Diffuser Recipe
I love my essential oil reed diffuser because it is so versatile. I can use it to repurpose those old essential oil bottles sitting in my cabinet. The reeds do their thing and help diffuse every bit of oil left in the bottle. The aroma of the oils spreading through the room is also a great way to relax after a long day.
What’s in This Essential Oil Bottle Reed Diffuser
Holiday Spice Diffuser Master Blend
For this specific recipe, we used Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend which is perfect to diffuse for Thanksgiving. But you can use any essential oil or blend.
This bamboo cap is both decorative and functional. It helps keep the reeds in place and prevents them from falling out. It slows down the rate of evaporation, ensuring that your diffuser lasts long enough to fully enjoy the fragrance. The cap also adds that natural-looking charm that looks good anywhere!
Not only are they decor-worthy, but diffuser reeds also serve an important function. They naturally disperse the oil into the air, creating a pleasant fragrance that can last for weeks.
Vodka or Pure Alcohol (Optional)
Vodka or pure alcohol will allow the essential oil to travel up the reeds more easily, resulting in a stronger fragrance. This is especially beneficial for thicker oils like Amyris or Myrrh.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
This is a diffuser recipe, so we’re not worried about skin contact with the Holiday Spice Diffuser Master Blend. We don’t have to dilute it.
This blend is not generally considered safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This essential oil blend in this recipe is safe to use with kids age 10+. However, feel free to swap out the oils for a kid safe oil or blend.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Make sure to keep it out of reach of your pet as they could knock it over.
Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
Dogs may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your dog to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Make sure to keep it out of reach of your pet as they could knock it over.
Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. 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
Essential Oil Bottle Reed Diffuser Recipe
Time: 1 minute
Est. Shelf Life: stable
Yield: 1 reed diffuser
- 5 mL master blend of Holiday Spice Diffuser Blend
- Bamboo cap
- Diffuser reeds
- Vodka or pure alcohol (optional)
- Make the 5 mL master blend for the Holiday Spice diffuser blend in this month’s box.
- Place the bamboo cap on the bottle. Add the reeds.
- Allow the diffuser reeds to absorb the oil. After a few hours, flip the reeds so that essential oil diffuses into the air.
- Once diffusion slows down, replace the reeds (2-3 weeks).
Tip: To help your diffuser reeds last longer, add some pure alcohol to your bottle. This will allow the oil to travel up the reeds more easily.
A Stylish & Practical Way To Enjoy Essential Oils
If you’re looking for a stylish and practical way to diffuse your essential oils, the essential oil bottle reed diffuser is a great option. It makes a great gift too! Have you tried using an essential oil reed diffuser? What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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