“Oil Reed Diffuser” #TBCCrafters Hop
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
I am a member of a review site and recently got picked to review the new Apothecary Tea Tree Oil. I figured, what better way to review it, then to craft with it! I checked out all of the information about the product, since I had never used any before and found there are so many ways to use Tea Tree Oil. It is one of the most versatile essential oils. You can naturally fight acne, toenail fungus, lice, yeast infections, skin tags, cold sores, dandruff, ringworm, fleas, warts, psoriasis, and more.
You can also use it to make your own shampoo, lotion, soap, facial cleanser, body wash, and toothpaste. It’s great to stop polluting your home, as well, and make all natural household cleaners, detergents, shower sprays, bathroom disinfectants, and kitchen sprays.
I even had an issue with a bug bite on my hand that was getting really itchy and red. I dropped a few drops of the Tea Tree Oil on it and let it soak in and that bite mark was gone in about 10 minutes, that was amazing. I’ve never had anything remove that feeling so quickly!
With all of the great things I had heard about Tea Tree Oil, I figured I would love to use it for making my own oil reed diffuser. I’m sure you have seen these in some of the stores and the suckers are expensive. I bought all of the stuff I needed at Dollar Tree, so it was inexpensive and could be made however you want it to look, etc.
I hope you like it!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on and share this #TBCCrafters craft!!
“Oil Reed Diffuser” Craft
- Glass Bowl/Vase
- Bamboo Skewers
- Wire Cutter
- Apothecary Tea Tree Oil
- Lavender Oil
- & Time!
Start by putting the river rocks or whatever you decide to use in the glass bowl or whatever you’re going to use.
After you have it about half full, you can begin getting your “reeds” ready. Not sure how you feel, but I’ve seen the reeds at some stores and they want about $5.00 for a pack of sticks…ummm, no thank you. I just got a package of bamboo skewers from Dollar Tree and made my own. Just use some wire cutters to clip them all. You can do them all the same length, or be creative with differing sizes.
Once you have them trimmed as you wish, you can start making the “filling” for your diffuser. Use 1 cup of water, 2 teaspoons of lavender oil and 1 tablespoon of the Apothecary Tea Tree Oil. Mix it well and be sure to be doing this over a sink, etc. in case you spill any.
When you have your mixture ready, just pour it into the vase with the rocks that are already inside. Be careful to use a container or a cup that pours well, so that you don’t get the mixture all over the place…can you tell that I’m telling you this for a reason? 🙂 Had to clean up my counters after doing this – next time, it’s over the sink for me!
Now, insert the reeds into the vase with the part you want to be the top down. You’ll let this sit in here for about 15 minutes to soak up the solution. After that time, just flip them over and arrange them as you wish.
Now you’re ready to put it anywhere in your home that you’d like to have a fresh scent. Used in vapor therapy, the Tea Tree Oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For more information about the product, go to http://www.apothecaryextracts.com/ to find out more, and to Amazon to purchase some for your household!
Hope you like it! Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc. Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!
“The sweet smell of perfume and oils is pleasant, and so is good advice from a friend.” -Proverbs 27:9
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Cute craft..I have not used tea tree oil before, but I love what herbal healing and aromatherapy can do.
I haven’t ever used tree tea oil or any diffuser before, this sounds great!
Oh. I’m so sound this. Thanks for the idea
That is cool, I have never used a oil reed diffuser. Learn something new everyday. Tyvm for sharing 🙂 xo
Thanks Marjorie – I figured I haven’t used oil in other ways, so why not make a craft with it? Any way to add decor to the home, right? 🙂
Always looking for good DIY stuff, and this will definitely come in handy too. Thanks for sharing!
What a great idea! I use Tea Tree Oil for lots of homemade cleaners, but I would’ve never thought to try something like this.
Melissa, do you have any blog links for the cleaners? I would love to use it for other things!!
I have a reed disfuser in one bathroom and love it. I would love another for the other bathroom.
I got this product too and don’t know how to use it. Where did you find the lavender oil? This is so pretty!!
Rose, I got the lavender oil on Amazon. We live in the mountains, so our stores charge a fortune for things like that – I found it online for the cheapest amount! You can see it here: http://amzn.to/1sPscXv
I’ve used tea tree oil shampoo, but never thought to use it in a diffuser. I bet it smell great. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Oh how pretty! I have some of this oil and I am gonna try this! Thanks for sharing!
Be sure to enter to win some, Dawn!!
I love using essential oil in daily life. Although tea tree oil is not my favorite one because of the smell, I know that it is actually very useful. This diffuser is easy and nice!
I agree Maggie – it does smell kind of weird, but when you add the other oil, it balances it out! 🙂
What a cute idea. I love that you added rocks to the water!
I have tried this oil and it is great for clearing your sinuses.
I had a cyst on the back of my ear and I put some of this on it and it reduced the size of it.
I love this! The look can be added to the decor of your home and a light scent to freshen the room.
Great idea and I hope I win!