Tuesday, July 03, 2012

DIY mondays: homemade fragrance oil

Yes, a day late but we were out of town for the Canada Day long weekend. In this instalment of DIY Mondays I will show you how to make your own fragrance oil for reed diffusers.
I have three or four diffusers around the house. They are a great way to add some light scent and decor to your home. However, when all the oil has evaporated what do you do? Based on the popularity of these things I am guessing many people throw them out and get new ones. I have tried to find just the oil refills before but with no luck. Internet to the rescue!

Here is what you will need:
-Safflower oil (grocery store)
-Vodka (I used my standard Stoli but if you dont keep vodka on hand buy the cheap stuff)
-essential oil or combination of oils of your choice (I bought mine at the health store, mmmm grapefruit)

For a small container like the one pictured, fill it up halfway with the safflower oil. Then add 20-25 drops of essential oil and 1 teaspoon of the vodka. Stir it all around and add the diffuser sticks.

I just finished making mine so I will update later on how it worked. Grapefruit isnt really a strong scent so I am thinking this will lightly scent the house with citrusy yumminess :)

1 comment:

scentsations4u said...

Can you make your own fragrance with any essential oil? Would the vodka dilute the fragrance or overpower it smell?