DIY essential oil reed diffuser for eliminating odors - lavender and eucalyptus | via scoutandwiles.com

I recently received a misting essential oil diffuser as a gift, and I’m obsessed with it.  My home smells amazing, I can choose whatever essential oils I want to suit or change my mood, and I haven’t slept this well in quite awhile.

But sometimes you need a more concentrated scent, which is where a DIY essential oil diffuser comes in. Living in a 500-square-foot apartment, I am definitely part of the #smallspacesquad, and sometimes I have to get creative with where I keep certain things.

Case in point: my cats’ litter box is kept in the bottom of my pantry with the door propped open. Because of this, food items are kept in the cabinets, and I use the pantry for bulk items like toilet paper and paper towels.

No matter what litter I use or how often I clean it out, that space will always smell a little off. To help with the issue, I decided to make a simple odor-eliminating DIY essential oil diffuser with eucalyptus and lavender oils.

DIY essential oil reed diffuser for eliminating odors - lavender and eucalyptus | via scoutandwiles.com

I chose eucalyptus and lavender because they are considered deodorizing oils, and I enjoy both scents. I often use them in my misting diffuser for stress relief and to help me get ready for bed.

The great thing about this DIY essential oil reed diffuser is that you can change how many drops of each oil, depending on how strong you want the scent to be. You can also choose completely different oils if you want to use it for another purpose or just like a different scent.


DIY Essential Oil Reed Diffuser to Eliminate Odors

DIY essential oil reed diffuser for eliminating odors - lavender and eucalyptus | via scoutandwiles.com

Materials
  • glass container with a narrow mouth (I used a leftover kombucha bottle)
  • 4-6 bamboo skewers or diffuser reeds, depending on how large the mouth of your glass container is
  • 1/2 cup carrier oil (I used sweet almond oil, which I also use in my homemade facial serum)
  • 2 Tbsp alcohol, such as vodka or rubbing alcohol, to help the oils travel up the reeds
  • 22 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 18 drops lavender essential oil
Steps
  1. Stir together the carrier oil, alcohol, and essential oils in a glass measuring cup.
  2. Carefully pour the liquid into the glass container.
  3. Place the reeds into the glass container. It will take some time for the oils to travel up the reeds and begin emitting their scent.
  4. Place your diffuser where you would like the scent to be concentrated, such as in the bathroom or near a litter box. Enjoy!

What are the “problem areas” in your home? What are your solutions to help you enjoy them more?

Let me know if you make this diffuser, and leave any questions in the comments section below!

DIY essential oil reed diffuser for eliminating odors - lavender and eucalyptus | via scoutandwiles.com
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