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

Have you made an essential oil reed diffuser yet? ­čÄä They are super simple (and inexpensive) to make! They'd make great Christmas gifts!! ­čÄü This post not only shows you how to make an essential oil reed diffuser, but it also gives 25+ recipes of Christmas scents! essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, essential oil diffuser blend recipes, doTERRA, Young Living, essential oil gifts

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┬ádiffuser 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┬áthe therapeutic benefits of the essential oils

 

Have you made an essential oil reed diffuser yet? ­čÄä They are super simple (and inexpensive) to make! They'd make great Christmas gifts!! ­čÄü This post not only shows you how to make an essential oil reed diffuser, but it also gives 25+ recipes of Christmas scents! essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, essential oil diffuser blend recipes, doTERRA, Young Living, essential oil gifts

 

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

Here’s all you need…

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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.┬á There are easy DIY recipes and ideas to make amazing Christmas gifts for almost everyone on your list ÔÇô your mom, friends, sister, teachers, and even your husband.┬á 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, menÔÇÖs cologne, ornaments, heating pad, shower melts, reed diffuser, roller bottles, and lotion bars.┬á

 

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┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 8┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops frankincense essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops myrrh essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil (represents the gold that was given to baby Jesus)
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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)
  • 10┬ádrops douglas fir essential oil
  • 10┬ádrops cedarwood essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops nutmeg essential oil (optional)
  • 2┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops cardamom essential oil┬á
  • reed sticks

 

Christmas Candy 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┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops┬ájuniper berry essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops sage essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

Peppermint Surprise 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┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • 6┬ádrops ylang ylang essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • 6┬ádrops grapefruit essential oil
  • 6┬ádrops frankincense essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops cardamom essential oil
  • 5┬á drops cinnamon bark essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops bergamot essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops ginger essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops cassia essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops calming essential oil blend
  • 10┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops frankincense essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cassia essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

Snuggle Blend 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┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • 10┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops rosemary essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops spearmint essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops invigorating essential oil blend
  • 5┬ádrops cassia essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops cassia essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops juniper berry essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops ginger essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops ginger essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • 2┬ádrops nutmeg essential oil (optional)
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops frankincense essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops grounding essential oil blend
  • 6┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops cypress essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops grounding essential oil blend
  • 5┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops grounding essential oil blend
  • 5┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • 1┬ádrops nutmeg essential oil (optional)
  • reed sticks

 

Nutcracker Sweet 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┬ádrops tangerine essential oil
  • 10┬ádrops white fir essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cedarwood essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops juniper berry essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops arborvitae essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops cypress essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops frankincense essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops juniper essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops frankincense essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops holiday joy blend of essential oils
  • 4┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops┬árosemary essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops clove essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops eucalyptus essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops cinnamon essential oil
  • 4┬ádrops wild orange essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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┬ádrops douglas fir essential oil
  • 5┬ádrops peppermint essential oil
  • 3┬ádrops wintergreen essential oil
  • reed sticks

 

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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Have you made an essential oil reed diffuser yet? ­čÄä They are super simple (and inexpensive) to make! They'd make great Christmas gifts!! ­čÄü This post not only shows you how to make an essential oil reed diffuser, but it also gives 25+ recipes of Christmas scents!  essential oil recipe, essential oil DIY, essential oil diffuser blend recipes, doTERRA, Young Living, essential oil gifts