A reed diffuser is a nice way to scent your home without having to monitor candles or use a spray. Making your own will allow you to make sure that your home is scented only with pure products. DIY reed diffusers are simple to make, you only need the essential oil of your choice, base oil, reeds, and a bottle, you just need a little knowledge on what to buy and how to mix the blend. To make it easier, now I explain what is the best carrier oil for reed diffuser to choose and why.
Fractionated Coconut oil
Because regular coconut oil is solid at room temperature, you’ll have to find fractionated coconut oil for your reed diffuser project. This oil is considered the best carrier oil for reef diffuser projects because it has low viscosity and flows easily.
It has no scent (or a very light only), so it’s an ideal choice for floral essential oils. Consider adding scents such as geranium, rose, or lavender to your essential oil blend so you’re not diffusing conflicting aromas.
Fractionated coconut oil is lovely in a decorative bottle because it’s clear. It won’t turn a blue bottle green or a purple bottle a muddy brown. Set it on in the hallway, living room, or bathroom, and enjoy the nice aroma!
Safflower oil is slightly yellow, but the color is light enough that it shouldn’t have a large impact on your reed bottle choice. You will have a bit more flexibility in the essential oil selection as safflower oil is a fragrance-free carrier oil for reed diffuser creation.
Since the color lends itself so well, consider keeping this in a clear bottle or jar and adding citrus scents, eucalyptus, or even peppermint. When mixing your essential oils, plan to use a container with a snug-fitting lid. You can easily mix up your blend by adding carrier and essential oil, sealing it tight, and gently shaking or rolling it.
Sweet almond oil
Sweet almond oil is a pretty shade of honey brown and is one of the best carrier oil for reed diffuser selection thanks to the easy flow of the oil. It would actually work well in a darkly tinted container; the diffuser oil would just appear a deeper shade of the glass bottle.
Almond oil offers a slightly sweet scent in a natural state. Add sandalwood or cinnamon essential oils for a lush winter fragrance on a cold day.
Apricot kernel oil
Apricot kernel oil has a long shelf life and is pretty gold in the bottle. It will work in almost any decanter. This oil is commonly used in therapeutic and moisturizing soaps as a stable lather base that cleans without stripping away a lot of moisture.
This reed diffuser oil will last through many blending projects. It flows well and is popular with massage therapists and perfume makers. Consider pairing it with bergamot, wild orange or ylang-ylang for a lovely summer scent no matter the season.
Like many oils, grapeseed oil has long been used as a cleansing product. It’s a fruity green color and has a slight citrus aroma. It’s an ideal reed diffuser carrier oil to mix with peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemongrass.
Don’t be afraid to add a few more drops of any of these strong flavors, as grapeseed is a thicker oil than fractionated coconut and won’t flow quite as well up the reed. However, once the reed drinks it up, the flavor and aroma will last. If you think that the oil is too thick, adding 2 tablespoons of alcohol (vodka works well) to the mixture helps. This will thin out the oil so it can travel up the reeds easily.
Pressed from the kernels of Moroccan argan trees, argan oil is very popular in the cosmetics industry because it is rich in vitamin E, A, and omega-3 fatty acids so it deeply hydrates and effectively moisturizes aging skin and damaged hair. Although this oil – that is often referred as ‘the liquid gold of Morocco’ because argan trees are endemic to Morocco – is mostly known among those who like natural skincare products, in fact it is a great choice as a reed diffuser carrier oil too.
High-quality, natural argan oil has a bright golden color and light hazelnut smell (note that if it is fragrance-free it means it was chemically treated). Mix it with lush, grassy, or herbaceous essential oils such as cedarwood, vetiver, or clary sage to create a wonderful earthy aroma in your home!
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