There are some rooms and small spaces in my home that get a little stuffy. These rooms tend to be overpowered by traditional air fresheners so I made my own essential oil diffuser with water beads. My kids were playing with these beads when inspiration struck. I grabbed a small glass jar and lid, a handful of water beads and set to work on a little something that will freshen up my small spaces.
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Water beads are little, and I mean tiny, beads that absorb water and become a really cool sensory toy that kids can play with. I make a batch using a tablespoon of beads and about 4 cups of water. Let the beads soak in water overnight and they grow into small balls. My kids grab all kinds of bowls, dishes and spoons and have a blast with these.
To turn these beads into an essential oil diffuser I grabbed a small glass jar with a plastic lid. This was a Wildtree spice jar and works perfectly for this project. I cleaned the jar first, then I drilled holes into the top.
Next, I filled the glass jar with water beads and added about 10 drops of essential oil. The beads act as a diffuser for the oil allowing the scent to fill the air. Then I screwed on the cap and let the lovely scent drift out and into my small room.
I have had this one in my laundry room for about a week and the scent is just right. After a while I will need to add more oil but the water beads will hold their shape for quite some time.
This is a simple project that you can make to freshen up your home. If you like this DIY essential oil diffuser be sure to pin the image and save it for later.
A few water beads go a long way. Buy a bag and use them for diffusers as well as sensory kids activities.
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