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15 ways to diffuse Essential Oils without Essential Oil Mist Diffusers

Diffusing essential oils is a better alternative to using toxic candles and air fresheners. However, mist diffusers aren't always available to use! Here are 15 of my favorite ways to DIY an essential oil diffuser and diffuse essential oils!

If you don't have essential oils yet, I would love to help you get some into your life!! You can learn how to join my team and order Young Living Essential Oils here!


1. Rice

Add your favorite essential oil(s) to a bowl of rice. The rice will absorb the oils and slowly disperse them into your home!


2. Pink Himalayan Salt

Add your favorite essential oil(s) to a bowl of pink himalayan salt. This can be left on your desk or in the bathroom as a natural freshener! I recommend this brand for Pink Himalayan Salts.


3. Cotton balls

Add a few drops of oil to a cotton ball or put a cotton ball in an empty essential oil bottle to soak up all of the extra oil! Then you can clip the cotton ball to your air vents in your car, put them in your purse, in a drawer, or anywhere that you need a little extra oil in your life!


4. Pot of boiling water

You can use this method of diffusing two ways! You can diffuse the oils into the air like a mist diffuser by adding the oils to your pot


You can use it as a "Steam Inhalation"

Step 1: Boil water and put it in a glass bowl

Step 2: Add only 1-2 drops of your oil of choice ( I like to use Lemon, Thieves, Peppermint or Eucalyptus)

Step 3: Put a towel over your head and the bowl and inhale for 1 minute intervals


5. Furniture Stickers

You know those felt stickers that you can buy to put under your furniture?? Those also work as great diffusers!! Just add a few drops to the sticker and then stick them in your drawer, closet or wherever else you need oils!!


6. Scarf

This one is perfect for the colder weather when you want to bundle up! Add a few drops of your favorite oil onto your scarf and it will act as a personal diffuser while you wear it!


7. DIY Reed diffuser

Make your own DIY Reed Diffuser using Essential Oils to diffuse oils in your home! For full instructions on how to make a Reed Diffuser, Check out this blog post!


8. Essential Oil Jewelry

This is a way to not only diffuse your oils, but look stylish too! You can get a diffuser necklace ( like this one for a more dressy look or this one for a more casual look) or a diffuser bracelet (like this one or this one) and add a drop or two of oil to them! The oil aroma will go wherever you go!


9. Furnace Filter

Add a few drops of essential oil to your furnace filter so when it turns on it will diffuse the oil throughout your vents!


10. Toilet Paper

Put a drop or two of essential oil (I like to use Lemongrass) in the cardboard insert on the inside of your toilet paper roll to make an all natural bathroom air freshener!


11. Pillow

Add a few drops of your favorite bed time essential oils (I like to use Lavender, Stress Away, Peace and Calming or Valor) to your pillow case so while you are laying down/sleeping your pillow will act as a personal diffuser!


12. Shower Steam

Add a couple of drops of your oil of choice to your shower! The steam will disperse the oil throughout the shower so you can have an oily shower!


13. Baking Soda

Add baking soda and a few drops of oil to a mason jar with a cupcake liner with poked holes on the lid. Place your jar wherever you want a little diffuser (such as your bathroom, desk or closet) and shake the jar to activate the oil! Add more drops of oil as needed.


14. Room Spray

This is a perfect way to inhale essential oils and make your house/furniture smell great without toxic chemicals! Learn how to make an Essential Oil Room Spray and some of my favorite recipes here!


15. Essential Oil Inhaler

This is a great personal diffuser to keep in your pocket or purse! All you need is an essential oil inhaler (like these or these) and your oils of choice! Learn how to make an Aromatherapy Inhaler and to find out some of my favorite recipes here!


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