You can make your own essential oil diffusers at home. Make essential oil cane diffusers and have a home with fresh, healthy air all day long. Of course, if you’re here to learn how to create an essential oil cane diffuser. And we’re going to teach you that and give you some tips on how to make them work better.

There are foil diffusers, they are great and they add a touch to your bedroom or living room décor. If you use one of those you should know which is the best base oil to mix with essential oils. That’s the way to get the best results.

Reed diffusers with essential oils

You can use up to 5 different items to make your own diffusers. All are economical and work with oil or water.

Using a glass jar you can start making your essential oil cane diffuser. You can find them in any store and at very cheap prices. Here we recommend some short, wide body jars with a narrow entrance. You can put cork caps on them and make holes in them, in case the opening is too big.

The second implement to use is water or a carrier oil. So, what is the best carrier oil for cane diffusers? You have two options, sweet almond oil or safflower oil. They are the most used for this type of project. Use either of them and you will have a good result. If you use water, make sure it is clean, no matter if you boil it before using it.

To make the oils mix as fast as possible and go up the canes you should use alcohol. It is recommended that the concentration of alcohol be at least 90%. If you can’t get alcohol, one thing that works very well is vodka.

We are almost done, just add your favorite blend of essential oils. Use about 20-25 drops of your favorite fragrance or blend. One mix we like a lot is rosemary and mint.

As a last step we have the canes. Normally you use the commercial canes, which have rattan and help the oil to rise, thanks to their small channels. But if you are going to use water as a base, we recommend the bamboo canes or skewers. The canes should be twice as tall as the jar.

With those simple steps you will have a cane diffuser for essential oils.

How can I make my reed diffuser smell stronger?

The key is in the essential oils you use in your blend. Remember that some oils smell stronger than others. So if you want a stronger smell, you should make blends with oils such as peppermint and lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary. These are essences that can aromatize your whole room with a strong and refreshing smell.

The strongest essential oils are basil, black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Use these oils carefully, and mix just a little bit of them, so that the smell is not so harsh. By making good use of them you can make your leaf diffuser smell stronger.

What is the best carrier oil to mix with essential oils?

Without a doubt, to make a good diffuser at home you will need the best carrier oils. These are the ones that dilute your essential oils and work much better than water. Moreover, carrier oils have therapeutic properties. You may not have heard it before, but they do.

Today we will leave you with a list of what we consider to be the best carrier oils to blend with essential oils.

  • Coconut Oils
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Argan oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Castor oil
  • Moringa oil
  • Black seed oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • Linseed oil
  • Oil of tamanu
  • Wheat germ oil

With these carrier oils you will have great results, when you make your essential oil cane diffuser. If you can’t find these oils, don’t worry, you can always use water instead.

You should know that there is no perfect recipe for mixing your essential oils with carrier oils. The best thing you can do is to try a few, and you’ll end up with the best one, the one you like best. Pay attention to your reactions, your body will tell you which carrier oil goes best with your mixture.

A Young Living Essential Oil diffuser is a device that allows you to combine water with a minimal amount of  YL essential oils, for the purpose of dispersing a mist into the air, offering many aromatherapy benefits.

To learn more about essential oils, visit our essential oil uses and benefits page with over 100 different ways you can use essential oils to maintain a healthy lifestyle.