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Make Your Own Reed Diffuser Oil

7/17/2013 1:56:00 PM

Tags: Video, Reed Diffuser Oil, DIY Projects, Peppermint Essential Oil, Natural Fragrances, Gina DeBacker

Scent your home with natural fragrances using a homemade reed diffuser. It is simple to make your own reed diffuser. Plus, they look attractive in any home. But most importantly, this fun DIY project keeps homes smelling clean and fresh without the use of possibly harmful chemicals. Store-bought air fresheners contain an alarming amount of phtahalates, VOCs and hazardous air pollutants, and many use overpowering synthetic fragrances, which can lead to painful headaches. But homemade reed diffuser oil uses natural plant oils, including essential oils.

While essential oils can be a bit pricey, they last a really long time and have countless uses. Peppermint essential oil is a popular healing oil among aromatherapists, as there are many uses for it. This potent oil makes a great addition to foot scrubs, helps ease headaches, can relieve nausea, and is an excellent choice for homemade reed diffusers.

In this video, Mother Earth Living Assistant Editor Gina DeBacker shows you how to make your own reed diffuser oil. Here's what you'll need to get started: a small glass bottle (the smaller the neck of the bottle, the slower your liquid will evaporate, and the longer your room will smell great), 1/2 cup carrier oil (try grape seed, safflower or sweet almond oil, available at your local grocery store.), 5 to 10 drops peppermint essential oil (essential oils are highly concentrated, so you don’t need a lot to make your home smell great), bamboo skewers (these should be about twice as tall as your glass bottle) and a funnel (to help you pour without spilling).

For even more uses for peppermint essential oil, check out the article 15 Uses for Mint.


Gina DeBacker HeadshotGina DeBacker is the assistant editor at Mother Earth Living. She enjoys testing new DIY projects at home.



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