Scent-Sational: Look for Less

We’ve all been at a friend’s house enjoying dinner when suddenly an eye-watering smell wafts into the room. Garbage, a gym bag, a rotten fridge; there are multiple reasons a home could develop an eau-de-ick. And being the diva you are, you understand there’s never really a good reason for it.

So we understand why you’ve taken it upon yourself to clean up the smelly act of your friends (you are, after all, a diva who knows how to do-it-herself). To help with your mission, we’ve developed a step-by-step guide to making the perfect olfactory pleasing gift: an essential oil reed diffuser. Everything you need to make the trendy scent-setters should be available at your local craft or health food store. You can also check out cool sites like specialtybottle.com or reeddiffusers.org.

What you’ll need:

Empty bottles

Diffuser reeds

Essential oils
What to do:

Mix a few drops of your favorite essential oils together in a bottle.

Give the bottle a shake.

Let your concoction sit for a few days (this gives the scent a chance to ferment).

Add the reeds.

Wrap and gift!

Here are a few of our favorite recipes from essential-oil-recipes.com.

To re-energize

2 drops Cedarwood

3 drops Peppermint

3 drops Pine
To relax

2 drops Chamomile

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Marjoram
To create a sense of harmony

2 drops Benzoin

2 drops Rose

3 drops Verbana

Photo Courtesy: essential-oil-recipes.com