I love Yankee Candle reed diffusers but I could do without the price tag. $22 for a bottle, oils and reeds? I don’t think so.
I can buy all of those materials for about $10 elsewhere. Not to mention my refill and and reeds will cost less as well.
The best thing about DIY reed diffusers is that you can make your own scent. I did find one I really liked (Almond Cookie) but I had originally planned to mix and match oils to make a more unique scent. Next time.
Things You Will Need:
1oz. Fragrance oil
4-5 oz. unscented diffuser base (you can use vodka in place of this)
I found all of my materials at Pat Catan’s for about $8. The most expensive item was the glass bottle for $3. I could’ve bought a cheaper bottle for $1 but I liked the design and colors. I’m such a sucker for a good presentation.
You can get the materials at any hobby shop or on Amazon.
As far as the bottle goes, just make sure it is wider at the base that it is at the top. It helps the scent permeate the room.
Pour 4-5oz. of the reed diffuser base (depending on how strong you want the scented oil to be) into your bottle.
Then, pour in 1oz. of the fragrance oil.
Use one of the reeds to mix them together.
Now you can add all of your reeds to the oil. Swirl it around and flip them so that the dipped end of the reeds are upward.
Now you have a wonderfully-scented reed diffuser!
If you want to make your own scent, here are some ideas:
- Orange and peppermint
- Orange, grapefruit and bergamot
- Wintergreen and citrus (smells like root beer)
- Lemon, lavender and peppermint (great for allergy season)
- Clove, cinnamon and ginger (smells like apple pie)
- Orange, ginger and cinnamon (smells like cider)
- Cinnamon and vanilla
If you have any other good oil combinations, I’d love to hear them!