DIY Reed Diffuser with Essential Oil - doTERRA, Dawn Goehring, Desert Naturals

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser with Essential Oil Blends

Make a homemade reed diffuser with essential oil

Learn how to make your own DIY Reed Diffuser with essential oils.  Who doesn't love those pretty reed diffuser sticks? They look great on a bathroom counter, in the living room or anywhere else you need a cute decoration,

I've always been a fan, but never liked the chemicals that store bought versions put out.  The heavy perfume always gives me a headache.

It is so easy to make your own DIY Reed Diffuser with essential oils that pure and natural, and are good for you!  

This easy DIY Reed diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you want a fresh clean scent.   

When you use pure, natural essential oil for your reed diffuser, you are improving the air quality in your home.  Instead of pumping out chemical filled toxins, the essential oil will do some amazing things for you:

  • help kill any airborne germs floating around
  • give you some amazing emotional and mood boosting benefits 
  • Will make your living room, bedroom, or bathroom smell fabulous (I'm a mom of 2 boys - can you imagine what their bathroom smells like!)

Find a Pretty Vase for your Reed Diffuser

I'm obsessed with these beautiful glass mosaic reed diffuser vases.  You can snag them on Amazon and they even come with 10 reed sticks!  

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I love these vases because they have a cap so your oils won't evaporate and the cap has a small opening just big enough for your reeds.

You can purchase reed diffuser sticks at most craft stores like Hobby Lobby, and our trusty friend Amazon carries them.

I bought this pack of 100 for under $6.99.  That's clearly going to last me a while.  Since I have so many, I might make some teacher's gifts with them.

You have many choices when it comes to a vase for your essential oil reed diffuser DIY project.

You can re-purpose any container or vase  (you'll want to wash it out well).  Grab a cute vase or mason jar, and this makes a super cute, decorative, and inexpensive project.  

You can choose to reuse a small vase or snag up one of these specially made vases that are at a really affordable price point.

Essential Oil to Use For Your DIY Reed Diffuser

When you choose an essential oil for your reed diffuser it's so important to choose a true, high quality essential oil.  Not a $3.95 bottle from Walmart because that is not essential oil.  It is a synthetic perfume fragrance. Surprised?  

Synthetic chemical oil refill can cause headaches, breathing issues, and all kinds of other bad for us side effects, especially for small children.  There's a ton of research out there on how bad for us these artificial scents are.    

It's a topic I'm passionate about because when these are used on our bodies and in the air, they can do more harm than good.

How to make your own DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser with recipe refill blends

Essential Oil Blends & Recipes for your DIY Reed Diffuser

Here are a few blends and recipe ideas for your DIY Reed diffuser.  These can be used to refill your diffuser when the oils start to run low.

There are several pre-made Blends from doTERRA that don't need anything extra.  You'll love these just as they are:

Directions for DIY Reed Diffuser with Oil

It's super easy to make your own DIY Reed Diffuser and only takes a couple minutes to put it together.  

Make a homemade reed diffuser with essential oil

DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser Sticks

Make your own homemade reed diffuser with essential oils
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Total Time: 10 minutes
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  • Add your coconut oil to the vase
  • add essential oils to vase
  • add reed sticks to vase


It may take up to a day for the essential oil blend to make it's way up the diffuser for you to smell.
Flip each reed every 2-3 days for a stronger aroma and maximize the essential oils by making it last longer.

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