DIY Reed Diffuser Bigger Scale. Smells Amazing.

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I got given this vase by my friend who said "im sure you will find a use for this.? Shes's cool. :)

I've used this for succulents. Flower's, "So meny ways"

It was sat getting dusty an need'ed a new use.

I have been looking at reed diffuser's, Different kind's an they are pricey. Depending on the size of the vessels an scent you want?.

I had essential oil's an the carrier oil. So maybe i could make my own with this? It would be more natural.

It look's like a perfect vessel.

My mind went into overdrive.

The vase.. Or to be my vessel.

The vessel..👍

So below's theres my stem's of roses from dec. Very dry!


star anise,bay leaf,


*I use'd Fracitnated coconut oil.

*An vanilla essential oil...

You can use safflower oil, sweet Almond oil, As carrier's.

Some say johnstons baby oil.?

But i have not tried that?.

Rose stems, dry spice's an my oils

You dont have to use all off these? I just had some from christmas leftover.

The stems i did dry from dec. My hubby bought me these i like drying flowers ect..These were perfect.

I start with pouring the fracitnated coconut oil into a cup.

The carrier is very important as this carry's the smell up the stem.

which we want right👍

Mixing the oils.

*Add 1/3 cup water.

*1/2.cup fracitnated

coconut oil

* Add your essential oil.

I used vanilla 15 drps..

*Then add all your spices.

Give a good mix around. woww...This smell's good.

Adding the stems make sure there all standing in the mix

Look's cool. Smells better. I had add'ed a 1/3cup more water at this point.

Making sure my rose stems would work i snipped both ends.

Make sure there all standing in your mix.

To allow the luscious smell's carry up the stem's.

As they will 😁.

I place'd some white twine around the neak of the vessel to break it up a little bit.

Smells so good.

Placing it in my hallway postioned above the heating Allow's the delightful fragrance to flow through out my home.

Even my hubby as commented.He hates the plugins.!!.

Loving the new vessel. Wow.

I do like how the vessel.It smells so good. An natural.. The cinnamon the vanilla the coconut an cloves..I just cant pin the smell.But i made this yesterday an the stem's work just as good as reed dose.

I walk'd in my home today after work, An was amazed at how good this smell's for a diy version. They are pricey an looking these up £29 for some. Im so pleased i made my own. Love how the upcycled rose stem's look an a new style for the vessel. smells amazing mostly its natural. No chemical's. Thank's for looking. :)

Suggested materials:

  • Dried splces  (Muld wine spice package)
  • Fracitnated coconut oil  (Amazon)
  • Vanilla essential oil  (Amazon)
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 7 questions
  • Evangelist Evelyn
    Evangelist Evelyn
    on Feb 7, 2020

    Would you recomend your mixture for pine cones

    • Do your best!.
      Do your best!.
      on Feb 7, 2020

      Cool question Evengelist.

      Funny you ask. I have been collecting pine cones for this reason myself. The coconut oil seems to make them greasy. So i used oils with just water. This seems to work much better. Hope this help's. Have fun

  • Sharon
    on Feb 9, 2020

    Has anyone tried bamboo instead of rose stems?

    • Do your best!.
      Do your best!.
      on Feb 9, 2020

      Hi sharon. A lady above as tried bbq skewers. Said they work.

      I have tried bamboo its far to hollow inside to carrie the oil's. Dried twigs work good to. Hope this helps you

  • Linda
    on Feb 19, 2020

    Is there anything you can use in place of the coconut? Just not a fan of it.

    • Do your best!.
      Do your best!.
      on Feb 19, 2020

      Hi Linda. Sweet almond oil is a good carrier it as no smell. Also safflower oil.

      Some people have used Johnston's baby oil. But i ain't try'd that one yet. Hope this helps :)

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  • Milician
    on Mar 9, 2020

    I made another one louise :) Usin dry twigs. An peppermint. I must say my home smells delightful. Will the twigs last long?.

    I see you have one with twigs also? Thank you

  • Junk an all
    Junk an all
    on Oct 5, 2020

    I made a smaller version. It smells lovley. Thank you :)

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