How to Make an Essential Oil Reed Diffuser + Recipes for 25 Christmas Scents

I love essential oil diffusers!

I have so many of them that I’ve lost count.

But it’s not always practical to put a traditional diffuser in every room.

 

So my solution is to make essential oil reed diffusers for those rooms (like bathrooms) where traditional diffusers just don’t work for me.

Reed Diffusers…

  • are inexpensive
  • don’t need to be plugged in
  • don’t need to be refilled with water every day
  • they don’t need to be turned on and off
  • give off a nice subtle scent that doesn’t overpower small rooms- they’re perfect for bathrooms!
  • diffuse the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils

 

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How to make a reed diffuser with recipes for 25 Christmas scents

 

Reed diffusers are incredibly easy (and inexpensive) to make!  Make some for yourself and make extras for Christmas presents.

Here’s all you need…

a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)

1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil

15-20 drops essential oil

2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)

reed sticks like these or like these or like these

  1. Combine oil, essential oil, and alcohol
  2. mix well
  3. Add oil mixture to glass container
  4. Add 5-7 reed sticks to glass container
  5. Flip sticks every few days to refresh scent

 

When you’re done reading this post hop on over to this post with 25 Easy Homemade Essential Oil Gifts for Christmas.  There are easy DIY recipes and ideas to make amazing Christmas gifts for almost everyone on your list – your mom, friends, sister, teachers, and even your husband.  There are recipes and instructions for bath bombs, perfume, cooling foot cream, soap, whipped body butter, coffee scrub, diffuser necklaces, dryer balls, sugar scrub, mugs, sugar cubes, bath salts, foaming hand soap, gel air freshener, rooms sprays, lip balm, salt scrub, dry body oil, beard balm, men’s cologne, ornaments, heating pad, shower melts, reed diffuser, roller bottles, and lotion bars. 

 

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Reed Diffuser Recipes for 25+ Christmas Scents

 

Oh, Christmas Tree Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 8 drops white fir essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Gifts of the Magi Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops myrrh essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil (represents the gold that was given to baby Jesus)
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

By the Fire Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 7 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Christmas Tree Farm Reed Diffuser

 

Winter Chai Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 2 drops nutmeg essential oil (optional)
  • 2 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops cardamom essential oil 
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

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Christmas Candy Reed Diffuser

 

Sweater Weather Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 3 drops sage essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Peppermint Surprise Reed Diffuser

 

Merry & Bright Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops white fir essential oil
  • 6 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 6 drops frankincense essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Flannel Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 1 drops cardamom essential oil
  • 5  drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Winter Spice Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 4 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops cassia essential oil
  • 4 drops white fir essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

All Is Calm, All is Bright Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 10 drops calming essential oil blend
  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Rejoice! Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Warm Wishes Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5 drops cassia essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

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Snuggle Blend Reed Diffuser

 

Orange Pomander Room Spray

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Christmas Cheer Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops white fir essential oil
  • 3 drops spearmint essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Sugarplum Fairy Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops white fir essential oil
  • 5 drops invigorating essential oil blend
  • 5 drops cassia essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Holiday Treats Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 3 drops cassia essential oil
  • 5 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Wassail Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 10 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 2 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

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Gingerbread House Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops ginger essential oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 2 drops nutmeg essential oil (optional)
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Candy Cane Forest Reed Diffuser

 

Trimming the Tree Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops white fir essential oil
  • 5 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Peace on Earth Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 6 drops grounding essential oil blend
  • 6 drops white fir essential oil
  • 3 drops cypress essential oil
  • 3 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Keep Calm and Merry On Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops grounding essential oil blend
  • 5 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • 3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Peace and Joy Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops grounding essential oil blend
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops wild orange essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Warm & Cozy Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 7 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • 1 drops nutmeg essential oil (optional)
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Nutcracker Sweet Reed Diffuser

 

Christmas Tree Farm Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 8 drops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 3 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Cozy Christmas Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3 drops arborvitae essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

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Snuggling by the Fire Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 5 drops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5 drops cypress essential oil
  • 3 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 3 drops juniper essential oil
  • 3 drops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Holiday Joy Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 7 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops wild orange essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Candy Cane Forest Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 10 drops holiday joy blend of essential oils
  • 4 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Immune Booster Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 4 drops clove essential oil
  • 4 drops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 4 drops wild orange essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

Winter Forest Reed Diffuser

  • a glass container with a narrow opening (to slow evaporation)
  • 1/4 cup of a light oil like sweet almond oil or safflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp of alcohol to help oils travel up reeds (vodka works great)
  • 7 drops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 3 drops wintergreen essential oil
  • reed sticks like these or like these or like these

 

You might also be interested in checking out these other posts about using essential oils at Christmas:

Christmas diffuser blends

Christmas room sprays

Moisturizing Foaming Hand Soap in 10 Christmas Scents

25 Easy Homemade Essential Oil Gifts for Christmas

9 ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

My 20 Favorite Roller Bottle Blend Recipes and Free Printable Labels

 

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