Looking for a fun and non-toxic way to make your home smell ah-mazing? Try our easy DIY Essential Oil Diffuser that you can whip up in a few minutes. Not only does it look chic and will save you a fortune but you don’t have to worry about those awful synthetic fragrances (cue the headaches). The perfect Xmas gift for those wanting a beautiful natural home.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Small glass vessel /vase / bottle – up-cycle any food jars or bottles, anything with a smaller opening is ideal
- 1/3 cup carrier oil (a lighter oil like apricot kernel oil) but if you have olive oil on hand this is great
- 20 drops of essential oils (we use Equivalence or Heritage Oils) and we love these combinations:
o Clove, cinnamon and orange for a classic Xmas scent
o Lime, lemongrass and bergamot for fresh and uplifting
o Lavender and rosemary for calming and concentration
o Frankincense and orange for a deep rich spiritual scent
o Ylang ylang and rose geranium for a gorgeous goddess scent
o Black pepper and rose for a unique scent (inspired by Emily Bayliss)
- 2 tbsp. of vodka (the cheap bottle of course, don’t waste the good stuff!) helps the essential oils move up the stick
- 5-10 bamboo BBQ Skewers or go foraging for some sticks depending on size of your vessel (the more you use the quicker the oil will evaporate and the stronger the scent)
1. Mix the carrier oils, essential oils and vodka using one of your skewers in a container.
2. Pour into your up-cycled vessel.
3. Pop in the skewers/sticks and fan them out.
4. Patiently wait (not my strong point!) as it may take a few hours for the oils to move up the skewer/sticks.
5. Find the perfect spot in your home (or make one for each room!!) where they can safely diffuse and won’t get knocked over or investigated by curious kids or pets.
6. Give them a flip every few days to refresh your beautiful scent.
7. Replace or top up every month or so or when oil is low or you are ready for an exciting new essential oil scent.
This one’s dedicated to my Mum after she was asking about these last week I thought I’d share the easy-peasy recipe with everyone!