Looking for a last-minute handmade hostess gift this Holiday? Chances are you probably already have most of the supplies on hand for this pretty (and useful!) DIY project for the home. Essential oil reed diffusers naturally add fragrance to the air by drawing up an essential oil serum through wooden reeds and releasing the scent into the air. They’re super easy to make at home and make great universal gifts!
Materials you’ll need for reed diffuser oil:
- .5 oz Glass apothecary bottle with cork or cap
- 4 oz of Vegetable glycerine (available at any health food store such as Whole Foods)
- 20 Drops lavender essential oil or your favorite essential oil scent
- 7 Wooden kabob skewers (available at the grocery store)
- Clear tape
- 1″ Thick ribbon
- Fresh rosemary sprig (optional)
How to make the reed diffuser oil step by step:
Step 1: Bundle the bamboo reeds
If giving as a gift, you’ll want to bundle the bamboo reeds together, and secure with a band of tape at the midpoint. Set aside. If you’re simply creating one for your home, skip this step.
Step 2: Pour the ingredients
Pour the 4 oz bottle of vegetable glycerine into glass bottle.
Step 3: Few drops
Add approximately 20 drops of essential oil, and if giving as a gift, top the bottle with the cork or bottle cap. If using in your own home, place the reeds in the bottle, and enjoy!
Step 4: Add ribbon
If giving as a gift, you’ll want to attach the reeds to the bottle, so that it’s one concise package for your giftee. Wrap ribbon around the midpoint of the bundled reeds.
Step 5: Wrap the ribbon
Then wrap the ribbon around the thickest point of the glass bottle, tie a bow, and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
When ready to use, unwrap the reeds from the ribbon, and place in the jar. Wrap the ribbon around the bottle an extra time, and secure it in a knot or bow. The reeds will draw up the scented glycerine and release it into the air.