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    Make your own Reed Diffuser!

    Christmas is near!!!!

    Hi guys! It's been a while...and actually I don't have time for doing this..
    but I am loving those new diffusers you can buy these days...but they are expensive..I came acrossed a great article and thought I share...


    Great Christmas gifts...those thing run up to 30$!!!!!




    Reed diffusers are a safe, natural way to continuously scent your home. Rattan or willow reeds stand in a jar of fragranced oil and slowly release scent into the room. They are a great, long-lasting alternative to burning scented candles, because they don't release smoke or soot into the air your home. There are kits available at home stores, but if you can't find one at a reasonable price, you can make your own inexpensive version.



    You will need:

    * Willow or rattan reeds (which can be purchased at your local craft store)
    * A small vase or jar with a narrow opening
    * Essential oil
    * Inexpensive Vodka
    * A light vegetable-based oil such as safflower or sunflower
    * Glass Beads (optional)

    Fill the vase about halfway with the vegetable oil, and add 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Add a teaspoon of inexpensive vodka. (The high-proof alcohol content in the vodka will help emulsify the oil and water together, and will help with rapid evaporation. Rubbing alcohol is not a good choice because the alcohol content is not high enough for this purpose). Shake gently to mix. Stand the reeds in the vase (as shown in the picture above).

    You can adjust the amount of essential oil to your liking, but remember a small amount usually goes a long way. If you use a clear vase, you can add small glass beads for a bit of color. Remember to flip the reeds occasionally to recharge the scent.

    I also found an article that mentioned that you can use bath oils or mix scented oils with baby oil.


    Last edited by jalex; 08-30-2008 at 09:15 AM. Reason: New info/general editing
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    Hey there.. I was thinking about you last week as I was looking at the crafts forum... welcome back..

    and thanks.. this is a great idea!


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    I love these things, thanks for taking the time to share with us Jalex !!
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    Nice ! "jalex"... haven't seen that name in a while !

    Ummm, all I have is high end vodka... Absolut...lol, but, I'm sure it'll work !

    You can do these to match each color in your various rooms... sweet !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Char View Post
    Nice ! "jalex"... haven't seen that name in a while !

    Ummm, all I have is high end vodka... Absolut...lol, but, I'm sure it'll work !

    You can do these to match each color in your various rooms... sweet !

    awww you guys remember me.....lol

    You know...I had the hardest time finding those reeds (even went to Micheals) ..the only place I could find them was at bed bath and beyond..but they are much thicker than the ones I have in my bought ones...anybody know of another place? I have not looked online yet....
    Get our guys out of Iraq!!

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    thanks. I haven't looked for the reed but this is a great idea!
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    Wow, hellooooooo stranger. It is nice to see you in here again. I hope all is going well and please try and find some time to visit us more often. Hugs to all!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jalex View Post
    awww you guys remember me.....lol

    You know...I had the hardest time finding those reeds (even went to Micheals) ..the only place I could find them was at bed bath and beyond..but they are much thicker than the ones I have in my bought ones...anybody know of another place? I have not looked online yet....
    Walmart in the craft section. That is where I get mine.
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    Do you think bamboo skewers might work?

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    Thanks lady I'm passing this on to a friend who loves these things. I would be scared I'd knock it over and oil would be everywhere.. with me it wouldn't be IF it was going to happen it would be a WHEN
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    I agree, they are nice, but expensive.

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