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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN REED DIFFUSER

Discussion in 'Homesteading / Self-sufficiency' started by aka fusion, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. aka fusion

    aka fusion Admin Staff Member eN Team

    HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN REED DIFFUSER!!

    These reed diffusers don’t need an open flame or a fancy heated stone to release their aroma around the place, just a nice looking bottle, some wooden skewers and a blend of your favourite oils.

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    Filling your home with natural fragrance does wonders for your heart and mind and makes your home just a little more cosy and comfy. Try to stick with natural essential oils as you will benefit from their therapeutic qualities as well.

    YOU WILL NEED
    5-6 thin bamboo skewers, with the sharp ends removed
    50ml surgical spirit
    50ml light oil (grapeseed, sweet almond, light olive oil)
    Narrow-necked vase or bottle
    30-40 drops of your favourite essential oil or blend

    METHOD
    1. Begin by removing the pointed ends of the wooden skewers with a pair of sharp scissors and pop them to one side.

    2. Place the surgical spirit and oil into the vase or bottle and swirl around well to mix the two.

    3. Add the essential oils and swirl again.

    4. Place as many skewers into the bottle as will fit, but don’t over fill as the skewers will need space to release the fragrance.

    5. Leave for several hours, swirling the liquid every now and again, then flip the skewers so that the dry ends are in the liquid.

    6. You can repeat the previous two steps until the wood is saturated with the oil and then flip the skewers every couple of days to keep the fragrance wafting.

    HANDY TIP
    The volume of oil and surgical spirit can be increased according to the size of your vase or bottle, but keep the ratio 1:1. Essential oils can be added at 10 drops to 100ml of base oil, but do feel free to experiment with this volume if you would like a stronger or weaker fragrance.
     

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