Hands down, the most common way to use essential oils is to diffuse them. But what if you don’t own a diffuser, does that mean that you can’t use essential oils aromatically? Absolutely not! You can still use essential oils in lots and lots ways to scent your entire home. In fact, even if you do own a diffuser, you will probably still want to use some of these essential oil hacks. Plus, these tricks will allow you to make any place you stay smell great… your rental home, parents’ house, RV, etc. So save this page and reference it often. You’ll be glad that you did!
But before we get to the list, here are a couple of related blog posts that you may enjoy:
And now, here are 14 hacks for scenting your home (or elsewhere!) without a diffuser:
Essential Oil Beeswax Candles
Beeswax is my top choice when it comes to candles. Not only do beeswax candles not contain all of the typical junk that a regular candles do, but beeswax, when burned, releases negative ions into the air. In other words, it helps filter the air. Just bear in mind that beeswax has a subtle, sweet smell, and that you will want to use an essential oil that compliments it. My personal favorites are citrus scents like orange and grapefruit.
Pure Essential Oil Wax Melts
My step-mom is obsessed with wax melts! She has a wax warmer in virtually every room of her home. But why spend a fortune on expensive wax melts when you can make your own for literally just a few cents? This video shows you exactly how.
From Savy Naturalista.
Upcycled Essential Oil Burner
This is so unbelievably easy, it’s not even funny. You can put the essential oils directly on the dish and diffuse them that way. Or, you can use one of the wax melts from the above recipe. Either way, you need to make this oil burner!
From Es.kaa. Makes.
Gel Air Fresheners
My entire life I have despised gel air fresheners, but not because anything was fundamentally wrong with them. I just disliked how overpowering and artificial smelling they all were. Not to mention, ugly! This incredible DIY fixes all of that. It’s made with completely natural ingredients, and you can put the freshener in any beautiful container you wish. I am personally digging these Weck jars.
From Hello Glow.
Homemade Oil Diffuser
Containing essential oils and vodka, the hardest part of this DIY is finding the reeds. But luckily, you can buy them online. Make the solution, insert the reeds, and then, voila! You have a fantastic diffuser that you can customize to your heart’s content.
From She Knows.
Simply take a cotton ball and put 5-8 drops of your favorite essential oil on it, and then tape the cotton ball to the top of one of your ceiling fan blades. Just make sure that the ceiling fan is off, and that you use tape that won’t cause damage to the sealant on your fan blade.
DIY Air Freshener Plug-In
Instead of throwing out your old Bath and Body Works plug-in, save it and make your own essential oil solution to pour inside. Not only will be healthier for you since it’s chemical-free, but it will also save you lots of money too.
Okay, are you ready for this hack’s instructions? Step One: Carefully remove air filter. Step Two: Put 10 drops of essential oil on said air filter. Step Three: Replace air filter. It doesn’t get easier than that, right?!?!?!
From Kids Activity Blog.
Aromatic Fire Starters
When it gets cooler out, whip up a batch of these fire starters. First off, they are much cheaper than the ones at the store. But you can also customize them however you wish. Then, use one the next time you start a fire in the fireplace, and your whole house will smell amazing!
From Hello Glow.
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Stovetop Air Freshener
All that stands in the way between you and your home smelling amazing is a couple of minutes. Fill a pot with water, add 8-10 drops of essential oil, and raise it to a simmer on the stove. Just be sure to keep an eye on it. Remove it from the heat or add more water before it becomes entirely evaporated.
Clothespin Air Freshener
Place a couple of drops of essential oil on a wooden clothes pin and the clip it to the backside on an air vent. This hack also works wonders in your car as well. (Hint! Hint!)
From The Heathered Nest.
Essential Oil Room Spray
You can easily scent your home by creating your own DIY room spray. Once you’ve read the instructions, check out this post to get several ideas on scent combinations.
From Hello Glow.
All-Natural Homemade Air Freshener
This DIY air freshener won’t just make your home smell good. It will also help to absorb and neutralize odors. Consider having one of these in each bathroom plus the kitchen.
From Living Well Mom.
DIY Scented Wax Sachet
This hack is certainly more labor intensive than some of the others, but just look at how beautiful these sachets are! Plus, you can make a batch, save them, and then take them with you the next time you go on vacation or a long car trip.
From Craftberry Bush.
A Word About Curated Posts
The above is a curated post. Some people call them round-ups, but I like the phrase “curated post” a lot better because I have spent hours putting each of these lists together. I have been a Pinterest junkie for years, and I am always looking for the newest or best or most interesting DIY project out there. Finding these items, testing them, and then using them on a daily basis is so much fun AND, I have discovered, helps save me money.
So if you enjoyed this post, here are some others that you might like:
All-Natural Beauty DIYs
All Natural Personal Care DIYs
Healthy Living DIYs
And now I want to hear from you! Which of these essential oil hacks are you going to try? Do you have another way of scenting your home with essential oils but no diffuser?
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