Tuesday’s Tip | DIY Reed Diffuser For Your Home


I’ve got my second Tuesday’s Tip this month for you and I’ve got more exciting ideas coming up over the weeks. This one is a really easy DIY for the home. 
Today, I’ll be sharing how I make my cute homemade reed diffusers that can leave your rooms and your home smelling gorgeous. 
These are really inexpensive to make and you’ll be surprised, you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards at home. 
I think these ooze personality and you can mix and choose any fragrances you love and really make these your own. They look classy as well as expensive. 

What You Need:
125-250ml Carrier Oil (Such as: Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Apricot or Nut Oil)
20-40 drops of your chosen essential oil or a blend of essential oils of your choice. I went with Lavender & Rose.
You could try:
Lemon & Orange
Rosemary & Thyme
Lemon & Cinnamon
Experimenting is the fun part!
A pack of bamboo skewers (the ones you use for a barbecue) 
An old jar or a small pretty vase or a jug. 
How To Do It:
Depending on the size of your chosen vessel (an old jar or a small pretty vase are perfect), cut the skewers to be double the length of the height of the vessel.
Remove the spiky ends so they look fancy and no something you’d use on your barbecue.
Pour in the carrier oil and blend in your favourite essential oils until it smells just how you like it. 
Place a handful of skewers in the vessel and leave them to soak for at least an hour. Remove the skewers and turn them upside down and pop them back into your vase.
Position your chosen vessel in your favourite place to impress.
Turn those skewers every now and again and top up the scented oil as needed. 
I absolutely LOVE making these, they’re so easy but so effective. I’ve had so many people asking where I buy them from and when I explain that I’ve made them, I get asked how. 
I really hope you enjoy this little tip and give it a go, you might just surprise yourself.
Did you try this?? What did you think?? I hope to see some of your makes if you do this.
Lots of Love


  1. 16/10/2018 / 6:48 am

    Love this rach! I do this too but I use Zoflora inside the reed diffusers to make everywhere smell amazing xxx

  2. 16/10/2018 / 8:19 am

    I've never tried DIYs before but I'd really love to try, this is amazing Rachel!!!! I've always wanted our home to smell so good and delicate all the time, so I'm gonna have to try doing this one. This is so useful! Xx

    Mary | http://marychronicles.wordpress.com

  3. 16/10/2018 / 3:36 pm

    Such a great idea! I'm definitely going to have a go x

  4. 16/10/2018 / 10:08 pm

    such a fab idea! i love smelly things and have them all over my house, but never tried diy.

  5. 16/10/2018 / 11:16 pm

    This is such a clever and easy DIY!! I really wanna try this now, thanks for sharing it! x

  6. 17/10/2018 / 8:37 am

    This sounds awesome. May have to give it a go. Well done you xx

  7. 17/10/2018 / 1:15 pm

    This is such a fantastic idea I will definitely be trying them out!! I used to use plugins to get my house smelling fresh but turns out the kitten is allergic to them, so this just might be a good solution!! x

    Linda || Lindaroche.blogspot.com

  8. 21/10/2018 / 7:52 pm

    Glad you enjoyed this, I love doing things like this xxx

  9. 21/10/2018 / 7:54 pm

    You can't beat a good DIY! Honestly, it's so easy to do and you will love it. Don't forget to top up your fragrance over time. Let me know if you give it a try xx

  10. 21/10/2018 / 7:54 pm

    I hope you do give this a try, let me know what you think xx

  11. 21/10/2018 / 7:55 pm

    Once you go DIY you'll be hooked, I pretty much DIY everything!! Glad you liked this post xx

  12. 21/10/2018 / 7:56 pm

    Glad you enjoyed it. It's so cheap and easy to do. It's worth a try for sure xx

  13. 21/10/2018 / 7:57 pm

    The great thing about making your own is customising the scents so you can have any blend to fit your mood. So cheap to do aswell xx

  14. 21/10/2018 / 7:58 pm

    Thank you, I'll try anything to save a few pounds. I don't see the point in spending money on things when you can make them yourself and you can make them to your preferences too xx

  15. 21/10/2018 / 8:00 pm

    Glad everyone has enjoyed this post so far. I will have more home DIY coming soon. I hope this works for you and your kitten, let me know how you get on if you make one. It's one of the easiest things to make and I love that you can customise the scents to fit you xx

  16. 05/07/2019 / 7:40 am

    This is a great idea! I’ve had a couple of reed diffusers before but find the scent doesn’t last as long as I’d like. And because they’re store bought I don’t have the exact oils on hand to top then up again. This DIY is a great alternative.

    • Rachel
      05/07/2019 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you like them. These are my go to for making my rooms smell amazing. So easy to make and last longer than store bought I think.

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