Homemade Aroma Diffuser: How to Make One Yourself

Learn how to make your own homemade aroma diffuser and fill your home with freshness. In addition, we'll reveal how to make some seasonal fragrances too.
Homemade Aroma Diffuser: How to Make One Yourself

Last update: 15 February, 2022

Having an aroma diffuser will guarantee that your home always smells good. In this article, we’re going to teach you how to make a homemade aroma diffuser yourself. We’ll also talk about a couple of essences that you can try, depending on your tastes and the season.

As you’ll see, this is a simple craft, easy to make, and very economical. Without a doubt, you’ll save money when compared to store-bought versions and more elaborate designs.

Are you ready to try this activity with us? Let’s go!

How to make a homemade aroma diffuser

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With a homemade aroma diffuser, you’ll be able to constantly enjoy a pleasant fragrance in your home. Also, you can use it to practice aromatherapy and keep your mind healthy and relaxed. Studies reveal that this practice has outstanding benefits for your health. To make yours, you’ll need the following materials:

  • A glass jar between 12 and 25 centimeters high, with a small opening nozzle.
  • Bamboo, rattan, or wooden rods for oil diffusion. You’ll need between five and eight.
  • Essential oil of your choice.
  • Base oil to dilute the essential oil.
  • Alcohol.
  • Measuring cup.

Step by step guide to making your own homemade aroma diffuser

Here are the instructions to get started:

  • Take the measuring cup and measure 60 milligrams of base oil, 60 milligrams of water, and five milligrams of alcohol.
  • Then, take the essential oil that you’ve chosen and count out between 25 and 30 drops. If you want to mix two different scents, you’ll need 15 drops of each scent.
  • Shake this mixture well so that the ingredients are well combined.
  • When you get the right result, pour the substance into your glass jar. 
  • Now place your rods into the glass jar. The rods will be responsible for dispersing the scent, so place each rod in a different direction.
  • Turn the rods every hour or so, so that their entire surface is impregnated with scent.
  • As each day passes, the aroma will become stronger and more noticeable. To keep it that way, stir the container from time to time and regularly turn the rods.
  • When you notice that the essence begins to run out, add more. Take the opportunity to change the aroma from time to time too.

Keep in mind that your glass container doesn’t have to be new! Remember that you should always recycle and reuse whenever possible. As long as they meet the height measurement and have a small opening nozzle, you can use any type, regardless of color and shape.

Seasonal aromas

Now that you’ve created your own homemade aroma diffuser, it’s time to choose the essences that you’ll enjoy at home. Keep reading! We’re going to teach you how to make four essential oils for each season.

The scent of spring

Discover the charm of essential oils and use them in your home

Let’s start with a scent for spring to reflect this lovely, warm, and very colorful season. You’ll get an incredible result by mixing the following essences:

  • 8 tablespoons or half a cup of sweet almond oil to serve as a base.
  • 30 to 50 drops of citrus, geranium, lavender, cedarwood, or jasmine essential oil.
  • 5 drops of alcohol.

Mix these ingredients well and try them in your homemade aroma diffuser. Enjoy a delicious spring smell in your home!

The essence of summer

Summer is one of the most anticipated and loved seasons. But have you ever thought about what summer smells like? Well, if you want to experience the warm and pleasant fragrance of this season all year, use essences such as lavender, magnolia, bergamot, or lemon.

If you’re more adventurous and enjoy scents that are both sweeter and citrusy at the same time, try the essence of passion fruit and mango. These scents transport you to the beach or even the jungle.

Capturing autumnal essences

homemade aroma diffuser for fall

Autumn smells of wet earth, nuts, and fruity preserves. Close your eyes and imagine it! Delicious, right? Well, to evoke this season through your homemade aroma diffuser you’ll need a mixture of cardamom oil, cinnamon, and juniper berries.

The smells will penetrate better if you add centers of pineapples, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves. Without a doubt, this fragrance will go perfectly with your diffuser and will provide an incredible scent.

Winter is in the air

Winter is another season that has its own scent. You can encapture this with an essential oil that’s blended with sweet almonds, fir, cedar, and patchouli. Stir this mix with your rods to impregnate its aroma.

Did you enjoy making your homemade aroma diffuser?

As you can see, making your own homemade aroma diffuser is very simple and inexpensive. In addition, it gives you the option of mixing essences to your liking and achieving unique scents. This will add even more personality to your home. Enjoy your efforts!

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