Reed diffusers bring a certain sense of elegance to any room. They’re easy to make and the ways to customize them are limitless. Let’s get creative.


  • Measuring cup
  • Base oil (such as fractionated coconut oil, which can be found at your local grocery store)
  • Glass container with a narrow opening (we found ours at our favorite antique store)
  • Essential oil
  • 8-10 rattan diffuser reeds
  • Ribbon (optional)


Pour base oil into your glass container in 1/2 cup increments.

Add 40-50 drops of essential oil per 1/2 cup of base oil. Stir the oils using a rattan diffuser reed. Insert remaining reeds into the container. Make a bow using ribbon, if desired. Flip the reeds after 1 hour.

Flip reeds once a week and replace the oil mixture completely once a month.


ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Be very careful when selecting essential oils because some can be harmful to pets.