How to Make Reed Diffuser Oils at Home

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Reed diffuser oils are a combination of fragrance oils and a medium that allows the reeds to absorb the oil. You can use fragrance-grade dipropylene glycol or reed diffuser oil base -- both available at perfume supply stores. For the best results, you should use synthetic fragrance oils, also available at perfume supply stores, which are cheaper and have a stronger aroma than essential oils. You can use individual fragrances or fragrance blends.

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Things you need

  • Funnel
  • 177ml bottle with cap
  • 28.4gr synthetic fragrance oil
  • 88.7ml fragrance grade dipropylene glycol or reed diffuser oil base
  • Reed
  • ¼ oz perfumer's alcohol

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  1. 1

    Put the funnel in the 177ml bottle. The funnel will keep you from spilling your ingredients.

  2. 2

    Pour the fragrance oil into the bottle. Add the fragrance-grade dipropylene glycol or reed diffuser oil base.

  3. 3

    Cap the bottle. Roll the bottle several times between your palms for 30 seconds to blend the fragrance.

  4. 4

    Stick the reed into the bottle and lift it. If the oil coats the reed but doesn't drip, mix the perfumer's alcohol into the oil blend.

  5. 5

    Cap the bottle and roll it between your palms for 30 seconds.

Tips and warnings

  • For larger quantities, always mix the fragrance and the base in a 1 to 3 ratio -- 1 part fragrance to 3 parts base.

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