Clean Living

Make Your Own Scent Diffuser

Freshen up your home with the aromatic, mood-boosting scents of lemongrass and rosemary.

Eliminating unpleasant odors with chemical air fresheners has become a billion-dollar industry, but many of the methods for creating a fresh-smelling home can actually be toxic to your health. Synthetic fragrances can act as allergy triggers and are often made up of chemicals that have been linked to health conditions like nervous-system disorders and cancer as well as dizziness, headaches and fatigue. To keep things simple and safe, make your own room diffuser with this recipe that will create a subtle, uplifting aroma throughout your space in just a few quick and easy steps.


  • 3/4 cup almond oil or fractionated (liquid) coconut oil
  • 20 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 small bottle with a narrow spout
  • 1 pkg rattan reed diffuser sticks (TIP: Find these online or at craft stores.)
  • 1 funnel
DIY Diffuser Step 2

Step One:

Through a funnel, pour almond or coconut oil into a small bottle.

Step Two:

To bottle, add drops of lemongrass essential oil and rosemary essential oil. Swirl around gently to mix the oils.

Step Three:

Add diffuser sticks and place diffuser in the room of your choice.

NOTE: It may take up to 24 hours for oil blend to travel up sticks. Flip sticks every other day to maintain scent. To continue using, add more carrier oil (almond or coconut) and essential oils to bottle and replace diffuser sticks after 1 month.

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