How to Make Diffuser Oil Refills

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How to Make Diffuser Oil Refills
You can make your own diffuser oil to refill your reed diffuser. (artparadigm/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Reed diffusers contain oils that are easily dispersed throughout a room. Thin bamboo reeds pull the oils up into their tips, then release the oil smell into the air. Once the oil in the reed diffuser has run out, many people purchase new oil at home decorating or department stores. However, you can make your own diffuser oils more inexpensively by creating them yourself at home. This will allow you to make your own custom oil blend as well.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Fragrance oil
  • Essential oil
  • Dipropylene glycol
  • Bowl
  • Funnel
  • Reed diffuser base
  • Bamboo reeds
  • Spoon

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  1. 1

    Pour 118ml. of fragrance oil into a bowl. Use whatever fragrance oil aroma that you prefer.

  2. 2

    Add 2 Tbsp of a similarly scented essential oil into the bowl. For example, if your fragrance oil is a citrus scent, add in a citrus essential oil.

  3. 3

    Add 227gr. of dipropylene glycol into the bowl, and stir the mixture well with a spoon. The dipropylene glycol can be purchased at any soap-making store and will help the oils become airborne more easily.

  4. 4

    Remove the old bamboo reeds from the diffuser base and throw them away.

  5. 5

    Place a funnel into the top of the diffuser base.

  6. 6

    Pour the mixture into the base until it is halfway full.

  7. 7

    Remove the funnel, and insert 10 to 15 new thin bamboo reeds into the diffuser base.

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