I love a good scent. The right scent can lift your day and make you feel peaceful or invigorated or calm and relaxed. Aromatherapy is a long time passion of mine and i love to mix a scent to suit my day. I love the traditional cottage scents of rose, lavendar and lily of the valley. They bring back wonderful memories of childhood and my grandparents. I also really enjoy earthy scents of patchouli, sandalwood, myrrh and basil, they make me feel so grounded and relaxed. With this love of scents comes a bounty of beautifully scented gifts such as soaps, potpourri's, creams and oils, all of which i love and indulge in. I also often get given reed diffusers and my home is beautifully scented for about a month. But at the end of that month i'm often left with an empty bottle and reeds which get thrown out. It seems like such a waste so this month i thought i would try making my own reed diffuser scent.
So a quick discussion with Mr Google turned up a few options. Many recipes call for mineral oil which sounds like the best option but i didn't have any available so i thought i would try an alternative.
Almond oil, alcohol and rose and lavender essential oils.
A good mix
And some ribbon for prettiness
And its all done, the scent is quite pleasant but i'm not sure the scent will last, i made it a couple of days ago and the scent doesn't seem to diffuse the way the bought one did. I'm thinking maybe i do need to use a lighter oil like mineral oil next time. In the meantime a quick stir helps release the scent, so not too bad for a first go!
Bye for now xx