Candles? Uhmmm, did someone say fire hazard?
No thanks. But diffuser oils? Now you're talking! Reed diffusers are a beautiful, safe way to enjoy your favourite fragrance without any flames. And the best part is, they're easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Don't get me wrong. I love the scent of a honey wax candle when it's cold outside and I'm huddled under a blanket on the couch watching TV or reading. But when it comes to having a safe option I don't have to watch closely, reed diffusers do the trick. They're safer because you can set them up in a room and leave and you won't have to worry about them getting too hot or accidentally causing a fire.
I find this is perfect for mindful activities that I’d like to add aromatherapy to, especially meditation or deep working. That way I can let go of the need to ‘keep an eye out.’
Making reed diffusers at home allows you to make the perfect, affordable, diffuser that will have you and your family taking steps back to take another whiff of them.
To make your own reed diffuser oil, what do you need? You'll need diffuser reeds first (of course). They can be found at most craft stores, or even online. A jar or glass bottle large or small enough for the amount you are making. Next, you'll need a carrier oil. This can be anything from olive oil to jojoba oil to grapeseed oil. Basically, any light oil will do the trick. Finally, you'll need your favourite essential oil (or oils). Now let's get started.
The first step is to choose your essential oils. This is the fun part, because there are so many great options! Some popular diffuser oil scents include lavender, lemon, and peppermint. You can also mix and match different essential oils to create your own unique scent. Read after the recipe for notes on making that choice.
These oils will need to be mixed with a thin carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. The reason for that is that thinner carrier oils have an easier time travelling up the reed. While you might think you can use water, that would be a no starter since water and oil don't mix and your reed will only absorb water.
Carrier oils are cold-pressed fatty oils from plants. They provide viscosity and lubrication to any product that needs it, and as a bonus, they smell divine.
Add in a quarter cup of carrier oil, about 10-30 drops of the fragrant essential oils or fragrance oils of your choice, and use the reeds to mix. Now add a few reeds to the jar and fan them out to allow the scent to disperse freely. You’re done!
I like to flip the reeds every other day (or when I remember) to refresh the scent and allow the oil to move.
Diffuser Oils Australia
At N-Essentials, we stock a variety of Australian made oils that are fit for diffusing and a variety of other uses. Our range is the perfect way to enjoy your favourite fragrances and aromatherapy benefits. Our diffuser oil blends are specifically formulated to be used with diffusers and can help you achieve desired scent goals quickly and easily.
Essential and Fragrance Oil
N-Essentials has a wide variety of diffuser oils to choose from, so you can find the perfect combination for your home or office, delivering across Australia.
As an example, you might like Lotus flower fragrance oil. Lotus flower oil is a “triple threat”, because it carries floral, woody, and spicy aromas within it. It’s these three distinct notes that make the Lotus Flower fragrance oil a perfect choice for diffusing.
Choose your notes carefully, as diffuser oils should be used sparingly. Top, middle, and base notes each play an important role in diffuser oil recipes.
Top notes are the lightest and most volatile, diffusing quickly to fill a space with fragrance. They're also the first scents you'll notice when you walk into a room. Citrus oils like lemon, lime, and grapefruit are common top notes.
Middle notes provide body and depth to a diffuser oil recipe. They take longer to diffuse than top notes, but their scent lingers long after the top notes have dissipated. Floral scents like lavender, jasmine, and rose typically fall into this category.
Base notes are the heaviest and least volatile of all fragrance notes. They provide the final, long-lasting impression of a reed fragrance and fix the scent to the skin. Common base notes include mosses, amber, musk, woodsy aromas, and tobacco. Base notes are typically noticed after a few minutes or seconds of smelling the aroma.
Play with the scent combinations until you find the perfect one. After all, this is a major attraction to prepping your own reed diffuser as opposed to buying it. We sell our oils at wholesale prices for Australian consumers and businesses, guaranteeing you get the best deals on quality fragrance and essential oils. All our oils are packaged in Australia.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.