Mini reed diffuser
15ml upcycled essential oil bottle, 5 short diffuser reeds,
diffuser oil, 20 drops essential oils
Upcycling your essential oil bottles can be so easy with this mini reed diffuser DIY. Perfect for small rooms or rooms that don’t have an outlet close by for an ultrasonic diffuser.
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Scroll down for instructions on how to make the mini reed diffuser, and then keep scrolling for my FAVORITE blend recipe!
- Easily remove lingering oil scent from your upcycled essential oil bottle with a high proof alcohol (I found 90 proof works best). Fill bottle halfway with alcohol, cap (I discard the orifice reducers) and let sit on a counter out of the sun for about a week. Gently shake the bottle every morning and evening.
- After a week, discard the alcohol (do not consume!) and wash the bottle with an all natural dish soap. Wipe off the glass and let air dry in a sunny spot. Placing the oil bottles in direct sun works best for me because the sunlight can help sanitize the bottle. You can also boil the bottles to sanitize them, but I find this unnecessary since we aren’t using them for topical products.
- After a few days, the bottles are ready! Fill about 1/3 – halfway with your preferred reed diffuser oil (I like the unscented oil from Reed Diffusers) and add 20 drops of an essential oil or blend of your choice.
- Measure the reeds so that its the same proportion inside and outside the bottle. This helps so it doesn’t tip over! Place the reeds in the bottle with the oils, and the reeds will begin to soak up the oil within minutes. After a few minutes, flip the reeds once.
- Place your new reed diffuser in the room of your choice and enjoy! Flip the reeds as needed to continue releasing the scent. I’ve found I really like the reeds from Reed Diffusers; they soak up the oil in a little over a week, but the scent lasts for months as the reeds continue releasing the scent!
Dream of INNer Peace
My FAVORITE blend recipe of all time!
I created this recipe when trying to find more ways to use thyme ct. linalool aromatically.
The white spruce purifies the air & hints of lavender and thyme offer a subtle freshness. We use it in the mini reed diffuser we have in our tiny guest bathroom and it’s perfect!
Lavender is grown throughout the world, with each version having different properties. A versatile oil with many therapeutic uses, it shines in this diffuser blend for its antidepressant and sedative therapeutic properties, bringing calmness to the spirit.
Thyme ct. Linalool
(Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool)
Thyme is used widely for medicinal purposes and is thought to boost the immune system. Thyme ct. Linalool is the gentler oil of the different thyme types. Its presence helps maintain calmness, while offering the body support.
This piney, woodsy oil has a soothing effect on the lungs and airway. The purifying properties of White Spruce help cleanse the air when diffused. An uplifting and sweet aroma, it is energizing and relaxing all at the same time.
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V.I. Reed and Cane, Inc. (n.d.). Reed Diffuser FAQs. Retrieved from https://www.reeddiffusers.com/home/reed-diffuser-faqs/