How to make Scented Diffuser Oil

How to make scented diffuser oil with lavender

If you like to use scent to perfume your home, you may have used scented oil diffusers.  I was bought a diffuser set and then got interested in whether it was possible to make the scented oils myself.  My first attempt was a gin scented diffuser oil which I have since made on a couple of occasions.  I fancied a change of fragrance and have some lavender oil from a local farm that I wanted to try.  If you are interested in how to make scented diffuser oil, the recipe is below.

Ingredients for Lavender Scented Diffuser Oil:

  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons Vodka
  • 20 drops of lavender oil

Add all the ingredients to a small vase or bottle and mix well.  Add some bamboo sticks and that’s the job done!

I have used sticks from a previous set and also tried bamboo barbeque skewers another occasions.  Both work well although the recycled sticks tend to carry a residue from the previous scent used.

Little pottery vases look pretty and I thought the Japanese style of this one went well with the bamboo sticks.  This time I used vodka in the recipe as we had a bottle in the house and it is more common to use than the gin I had used previously.

The last recipe I tried didn’t have the oil but this time I added it as I wondered whether it would last longer as I did find that the Gin scented diffuser oil I made evaporated fairly quickly.  I wasn’t sure how well the oil and water would combine but it seems OK and has soaked up the sticks well.

A few days in using the lavender scented version and I have found that this diffuser oil has a very subtle lavender scent.  It is great for scenting the cloakroom or bathroom with a pleasant lavender smell that is not over powering. I found that soaking the bamboo sticks up one way, then turning up the other way so that end could draw up the oil worked well (especially if you are impatient like me!). I think maybe using a lighter oil than the standard vegetable cooking oil I used would make it draw up the sticks faster.

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