If you are a love of Christmas smells and after dinner mints this is a great way to get those smells without the smoke … or fire.
In honor Christmas and take out food, here’s how to make a peppermint oil diffuser.
- Glass container with a narrow neck(diffuser container options)
- 1/4 carrier oil (fractionated coconut oil or sweet almond oil)
- 25-30 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 5-7 rattan reeds
Ingredients ready? Cool, go time! Let’s make your diy peppermint reed diffuser.
Add 1/4 cup carrier oil
In my peppermint reed diffuser I am using fractionated coconut oil as my carrier oil. Pour 1/4 cup of fractionated coconut oil into your diffuser container of choice.
The carrier oil is what is going to thin down your essential oil a bit so that you don’t have the full on eye-watering essential oil scent from the peppermint oil.
You can use a few different carrier oils in your diffuser. For me though, fractionated coconut oil is the best choice for a quick diy reed diffuser.
Add 25 drops peppermint essential oil
Next, shake in a bout 25 drops of peppermint essential oil and give the container a little swirl to evenly mix.
You can always add in a few more drops after leaving it overnight if you need to.
A note on essential oil: Try to find 100% pure essential oils. They will usually smell better and have no fillers!
If you just after a peppermint diffuser refill oil recipe then stop here! But, if you want to make a full diffuser keep reading.
Plonk in 5-7 rattan reeds
I usually start by adding 5 rattan reeds and leaving the diffuser to work overnight.
To following day, if the scent isn’t as strong as I’d like it to be, I will add a couple of more reeds to get the right level of scent! If that still isn’t enough I will add in a few more drops of essential oils to dial it in!
If you find the reeds I’m using a bit boring and instead want some black or swirly twirly reeds thos options are available as well, check out my best rattan reeds for that.
Set yourself a reminder to flip your reeds once a week to refresh their scent.
You now have a homemade peppermint diffuser, enjoy!
I suggest trying to find a nice place for your peppermint reed diffuser away from small children or pets. Now sit back with a cup of cocoa and enjoy the Christmas vibes!
For another festive scent checkout how to make a cinnamon reed diffuser!
Pre-made Peppermint Diffusers
For when you just don’t have the time, a pre-made peppermint diffuser will do the trick. Keep in mind though that pre-made options will typically use fragrance oil rather than pure essential oils.
- 1 narrow neck diffuser container
- 1/4 cup carrier Oil
- 25 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 5-7 rattan reeds
- Add 1/4 cup carrier oil to narrow necked diffuser container
- Add 25 drops peppermint essential oil and swirl to mix
- Put 5-7 rattan reeds in the diffuser container
- Put your diffuser in a safe place away from pets and children and enjoy that awesome pepperminty smell!