Do-it-yourself diffuser for home
Want to fill your home with a luxurious scent? Then make your own aroma diffuser. Unlike chemical spray bottles, diffusers spread your chosen scent of oil around the room using wooden sticks in a glass bottle.
With a few household items, you can easily make your own, at a low cost, aroma diffuser for your home in just a few minutes. A DIY natural air freshener for your home is much cheaper than store-bought. In addition, it goes well with any interior and fills your home with a great scent!
Can you make your own aroma diffuser?
First prepare all the ingredients:
- Take a small bottle or a small vase
- 20-25 drops of your favorite essential oil
- 1/4 cup baby oil or other carrier oil (unscented!)
- 3 tablespoons of medical alcohol or vodka
- Bamboo skewers or diffuser reeds
- Scissors or utility knife
- Small bowl or bowl for mixing ingredients
- Decoration materials
Diffuser for home How to do it yourself?
Add 1/4 cup baby oil or any unscented base oil to a small bowl. Almond oil, safflower oil, or jojoba oil are also suitable. they have a light unobtrusive aroma. Then measure out 3 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol or vodka and pour into a bowl. The alcohol will help the fragrance diffuse better through the wooden rods of the aroma diffuser.Then carefully add 20 to 25 drops of your favorite essential oil to the bowl. Mix well. Get a small glass diffuser bottle. It is desirable that it be slightly wider at the base, but with a small hole at the top to prevent the liquid from evaporating quickly. It is also undesirable for the capacitance to be too high, as there is a possibility of overturning.
Once you have found a suitable vessel, place a funnel in it and carefully pour the resulting mixture into a vase so that the bottle is 3/4 full of the aromatic liquid of essential oils.
Then place three to six wooden skewers or reeds into the prepared diffuser container. Bamboo sticks work better than regular skewers, but the second one works just as well. Plus, they’re much more affordable and easily available at many grocery stores, so pick whichever is more convenient for you. Let the mixture soak the sticks for about an hour, then turn them over so that the wet ends are on top and the dry ends are in the oil. Your own home fragrance diffuser is ready!
Depending on the size of the bottle, you can cut the wooden sticks with scissors or a utility knife so that they only protrude 10-15 cm from the vase for better stability. If you are using skewers with sharp ends, be sure to cut off the ends as they may not be safe, especially for small children. Be careful when cutting bamboo skewers, as a dull blade or scissors can break the sticks and make them look unattractive.
Useful tips. Diffuser fluid
Check the amount of liquid in the aroma diffuser monthly and add as needed.
Move the wooden reeds from time to time to stir the liquid in the bottle and renew the fragrance. Do this in such a way that the dry ends are immersed in the liquid, and the wet ends are on top.
As soon as you notice that your homemade aroma diffuser is no longer distributing fragrance, then replace the sticks with new ones. This usually happens after four to six months.
If you don’t have suitable wooden sticks at home, and you want to make a homemade aroma diffuser as soon as possible, try taking a few branches of fruit trees, cherry branches are perfect, because they are the best at spreading the fragrance.
You can also use wooden craft sticks that you can buy at craft stores.
DIY diffuser oil for your home is made by mixing a basic carrier oil with 20-30 drops of your favorite essential oil(s). Start with a smaller amount of essential oil and add a little more until you get your desired fragrance intensity.
If you chose a water base, you will need to add some vodka to the mixture. The vodka helps to mix the essential oils with the water. Remember that oil and water do not mix without an auxiliary! The downside to a water base is that the flavor mixture can evaporate faster than an oil based one.
A homemade aroma diffuser can also be a great inexpensive gift for someone in your family or friends!
If you want to decorate your home diffuser a little or make it match your decor, then use as decorations: a variety of ribbons, burlap, colorful stickers, beads or pendants.
Essential oil for aroma diffuser
Essential oils have many health benefits, which is why a homemade aroma diffuser is more than just a pleasant scent in your home. They also have the aromatherapy benefits of your chosen oils.
Remember that essential oils are always added to a liquid base, whether it be a base oil or water with vodka (or alcohol).
Try to create a variety of aromatic mixtures with your own hands at home.
Spring essential oils
Enjoy the fresh scents and colors that spring brings with a blend of the following essential oils: Citrus, Cedarwood, Lavender, Geranium and Jasmine.
Summer essential oils
Refresh your home in summer with a blend of essential oils: lavender, magnolia, bergamot and lemon.
Essential oils of autumn
Fill your home with the extraordinary scent of autumn with an easy-to-make essential oil. Mix essential oils: juniper berries, cedar wood, balsam, cardamom and cinnamon.
Winter essential oils
Immerse yourself in a winter fairy tale and enjoy magical aromas in your home. Prepare a mixture of essential oils: fir, cedar, juniper berries, spruce and patchouli.
Use a combination of the following essential oils to purify the air during cold season: lemongrass, lavender, and eucalyptus.
Here are some more recipes for a diffuser at home:
mint orange (air purifier)
- geranium – grapefruit (floral)
- sandalwood – clary sage – lavender (warming)
- lavender – mint – lemon (air purification)
- lavender – rosemary – lemon (air purifier)
- lemon – lime – grapefruit (citrus fresh)
- lemon – eucalyptus – mint – rosemary (air purifier)
- patchouli – cinnamon – orange – cloves (Christmas scent)
- peppermint – citronella – lemongrass (insect repellent)
- lime – grapefruit – orange – patchouli (air freshener)
- geranium – orange – carnation (floral)
- spruce – lavender – eucalyptus – cedar (forest)
- peppermint – eucalyptus – lemongrass (refreshing disinfectant air)
- grapefruit – bergamot – ginger – cloves (refreshing)
- lime – peppermint – cypress – cinnamon (antibacterial)
- eucalyptus – ginger – grapefruit – bergamot – lime – rosemary (antibacterial)
- lime – rosemary – ginger – sweet basil (antibacterial)
- marjoram – lavender – orange (soothing)
- lavender – chamomile – tangerine (soothing)
- cypress – lemongrass – lavender – cloves – patchouli (stress relief)
Experiment with the amount and composition of essential oils for an aroma diffuser with your own hands, to recreate a new, extraordinary aroma in your home every time!
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