Christmas is over; the presents unwrapped. The holiday bills will soon begin to show their not-so-friendly faces in our mailboxes. So it’s time once again to get back to basics.
Many of you received a reed diffuser for the holidays. You know the kind I’m talking about, with the little sticks coming out of a jar of perfumed liquid. Bath & Body Works sells various kinds, as well as Kohls and most other department stores. These diffusers are popular because they give off a nice subtle scent without being overpowering.
I had one for about a month before the liquid evaporated. Then what? Most stores want you to buy a refill, or replace yours with a new one, but we’ll show you how to make your own homemade version. It’s so simple and inexpensive.
Whether you use oil or vodka, place your diffuser away from a flame just in case it spills.
Homemade Reed Diffuser Refill
20 drops of essential oil – any scent that you prefer. Lavender, citrus, or rose is nice.
120 proof vodka – most vodkas are 120 proof, clear, and odorless ~or~ clear baby oil (unscented)
- Add the 20 drops of essential oil to your diffuser bottle.
- Fill the rest of the bottle with 120 proof vodka or baby oil.
- Add reeds. It may be necessary to replace your reeds periodically. Bamboo skewer sticks like the ones for grilling can be used as a substitute.