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This is the easiest way to make your own scented oil diffuser

Scent is perhaps the most important of all the five senses. It’s a powerful memory trigger; it can conjure strong emotions and warn us if our milk has gone bad.

Using scents to alter moods, relieve stress and to help psychological or physical well-being has been in use for centuries. This type of scent therapy is commonly referred to as aromatherapy.

Refreshing your home and your mood with essential oils is easy. There is no need to purchase one of those diffuser kits in order to scent your home. Don’t even think about buying one of those plug-ins. You can make an oil diffuser quicker than it takes for you to drive to the store.

What you’ll need:

DIY Oil Defuser

  • A glass bottle or small vase with a narrow opening
  • Warm water
  • Essential oil of choice
  • Dried twigs

Yes, the supply list did say twigs. You can buy the special reeds they sell specifically for diffusers, but I already told you that you didn’t have to drive to the store. Twigs work great as diffusers. They naturally draw liquids upwards; this is their function in a tree.


Choose long, thin twigs. Look for twigs that are already dead on a tree (the ones with no leaves). Or take a walk in the woods and look for downed branches. Break off a few of the dried twigs.

Step 1: Peel the bark off the twigs.

Step 2: Fill the glass bottle almost to the top with warm water.

DIY Oil Defuser Step 2 add water to bottle

Step 3: Put 20-30 drops of an essential oil into the glass bottle.

DIY Oil Defuser Step 3 add esscential oil

Step 4: Add the peeled, dried twigs.

DIY Oil Defuser Step 4 add pealed twigs

In few minutes the twigs will absorb the water and diffuse the scent. Refill the diffuser once the water gets low.

Some scents to consider for your homemade diffuser:

  • Lavender is a popular and versatile essential oil. It’s known for relaxation.
  • Peppermint purifies and stimulates the mind. It also can increase mental alertness.
  • Bergamot is used to treat stress, depression and anxiety,
  • Rosemary is a wonderful mental stimulant.
  • Ylang-ylang is used to soothe headaches and nausea, and is calming.

Try out any of these scents or go crazy and mix a couple together. The diffuser will give off a continuous and subtle scent. Make a few to place in every room in your house. Keep your home smelling pleasant and fresh all year long.

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