How to Make A Reed Diffuser | Educational Fun with Kids

One of the joys of homeschooling is I incorporate every day life into some sort of educational activity.

Today’s science experiment was to make our own reed diffuser!

Make your own reed diffuser

I love my house to smell nice, especially as I am in it all the time, and every Christmas I will get at least one reed diffuser!

Now if I was to buy a new reed diffuser they can vary in price massively, but for a good one I would be looking at about £32.

So rather than keep buying more, I thought for today’s school lesson we would make our own.


Ingredients Needed for Making Your Own Reed Diffuser

As I already had the bottles all I needed to make the reed diffusers was:

1) Carrier Oil (I opted for sweet almond oil, but you could use fractionated coconut oil.)

2) Reed Diffuser Sticks

3) Variety Essential Oils (I also purchased Patchouli, Geranium Rose, and Bergamot)

Carrier Oil and Essential Oils for Reed Diffusers

As we purchased so may different essential oils, we had so much fun working out the different smells.

Into each bottle we added about 6 drops of one smell and 6 drops of a complimentary smell. This was really funny as they are all so strong when you are smelling them out of the bottle!

All you need to do is mix the essential oils and carrier oil together in the glass container.

Place the diffuser sticks in to the glass containers.

Our Favourite Scent Combinations

Orange with Lemon (as these were Freddie’s favourite and most obvious to decipher smells.)

Eucalyptus with Tea Tree and Rosemary

Lavender with Rosemary and Lemon

Bergamot and Patchouli

Make your own reed diffusers

It will take a while for the oil to travel up the sticks, so speed up the process by flipping the sticks after several hours.

Continue to turn the sticks every few days to keep the scent fresh.

Have you made your own reed diffusers before? If so I would love to hear your recommendations on scent combos in the comments below.

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