Every homeowner wants to have a natural scent in their home. Some use scented candles to make their living rooms smell clean and fresh. Although sprays are available, many people do not want to use harsh chemicals. Chemicals can be a health hazard.
An essential oil diffuser is one of the most effective ways of making your home have a natural smell. It is the easiest way of dispersing oils so that the aroma fills your room with natural fragrances. You can make an essential oil diffuser at home.
How to make an essential oil diffuser
You can customize your homemade diffuser with your favorite scents. Before getting started, you will need several things:
- A glass container with a narrow opening.
- A spoon of scented or essential oils. In this case, use lavender, sweet orange, and jasmine. You can have as many but consider at least three.
- Diffuser reeds.
- 1 cup of sweet almond or Safflower oil.
- Pour the safflower into a measuring cup or bowl.
- Add the essential oils.
- Stir the mixture.
- After stirring, pour ¾ of the solution into the glass container.
- Add the diffuser reeds to the glass container. Make sure the reeds are standing upright.
- Place the container in any location in your room
If you do not have safflower, you can use any carrier oil like jojoba, coconut, or olive. The carrier helps to dilute or carry the essential oils in the diffuser. It is the oils that will make your house smell great.
Choosing a carrier oil
It is crucial that you have carrier oil when making a DIY essential oil diffuser. Without it, the reed diffuser will be strong and overpowering. Consider things like thinness and color when choosing the oil.
When you make your own diffuser oils, choose thinner oil. It will be pulled up in the diffuser much easier. Almonds and safflower are the best because of their thinness. The two also have great colors. Color is a crucial factor if you will be using a transparent container.
Some of the best base oils you can use are somewhat yellow. That makes them the best to use in a transparent glass container.
Choosing the essential oils
You can have as many or as few essential oils as you want in your DIY aroma diffuser. Regardless, choose those you are familiar with or those that smell nice. When you choose one you love, it will be easier for you to determine how strong the diffuser should be.
Since you will be mixing several oils, chances are high that the mixture may not go well together. Before getting started, do a test to determine whether their combination gives a pleasant smell. You can experiment by placing them close and taking off their lids. Waft the air towards you and determine their scent.
If you like the smell, continue with the process. If not, choose other oils or consider reducing their number. In the end, the best way is to try. You will make errors if this is your first time trying the project.
You can make an essential oil diffuser at home by choosing the best essential oils. The process is easy and cheaper compared to buying one. When you use the reeds, make sure to flip them over after a few minutes. Do it every week to refresh the scent.