More Ways to Put Those Essential Oils to Use by Christen Hammons - Stampington & Company

More Ways to Put Those Essential Oils to Use by Christen Hammons

Just about everyone I know has gotten swept up in the essential oil craze, and I can’t say that I blame them. Those who have played around with essential oils know that a little goes a long way, so my friends and I are always talking about different ways to use up our supply.

When I noticed these gorgeous blue glass reed diffuser bottles in The Shoppe at Somerset, I knew I wanted a set for my home. The color is absolutely stunning and I love finding ways to make my house smell extra fresh. I love candles and wax melts, but I’ve steered clear from reed diffusers in the past because they can be a little on the pricier side. Making my own fragrance oil for them severely cuts the cost down, as I already have everything I need to create them. A quick Internet search helped me figure out the basic formula for making my own fragrance oil.


  • 1/4 c. light oil (I used almond)
  • 15–20 drops essential oil
  • 2 Tbsp. rubbing alcohol/vodka
  • Glass container w/ narrow mouth
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Reed sticks


  1. Add 1/4 cup of light oil to a glass measuring cup.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. of rubbing alcohol or vodka to the measuring cup. The alcohol thins out the oils and helps them travel up the reeds.
  3. Add 15–20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Use one of the reeds to stir the mixture and then pour into a glass container.
  4. Add the remaining reeds to the container and fan them out.
  5. To complete the look, drape a necklace or bracelet around the container.

You can play around with your favorite essential oils until you come up with a blend you like. Here are a few of my favorite blends:

  • 6 drops grapefruit + 6 drops orange + 4 drops lemon + 2 drops bergamot
  • 6 drops lemongrass + 6 drops lavender + 6 drops eucalyptus
  • 6 drops lemon + 6 drops lavender + 6 drops grapefruit
  • 6 drops tangerine + 6 drops spearmint + 6 drops lemongrass

For even more blends, be sure to pick up the Winter 2017 issue of Willow and Sage.

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