Posted by admin in Mar 13, 2012, under Alternative Health and Beauty
Making your own aromatherapy diffuser is simple and inexpensive. This DIY diffuser is also a great replacement for those expensive store-bought reed diffusers used to scent the home. What you’ll need:
1 glass or ceramic container
1 teaspoon water gems (found in the floral department of any craft store)
2 tablespoons essential oil or concentrated fragrance oil
Place water gems into container. Pour in the fragrance oil and add ½ cup of water. Don’t worry if liquid becomes milky looking, it will clear up once it is absorbed by the water gems. After 4-6 hrs, the water gems will be fully expanded and all of the water/oil will be absorbed. If water gems begin to shrink, simply add more water to rejuvenate. If the scent is too strong, add less oil. Also, try mixing 2 or more oils together. Water gems come in a variety of colors. Diffuser scent should last up to 10 months.
Be careful! Fragrance and essential oils could damage some furniture surfaces!
Some aromatherapy scent suggestions:
For relaxation: Lemon, Lavender, or Roman Chamomile
To calm anger: Rose, Orange, Jasmine, Ylang ylang
To energize: Peppermint, Basil, Rosemary, Ginger, Grapefruit, Cypress
For easing grief: Rose, Sandalwood, Cypress, Neroli, Frankincense
For insomnia: Sage, Roman Chamomile, Bergamot