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DIY Essential Oil Diffuser with Water Beads

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser with Water Beads

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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.

water bead essential oil diffuser supplies

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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.

water beads for water bead essential oil diffuser
water beads

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.

drill holes for water bead essential oil diffuser
water bead essential oil diffuser with drilled holes

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.

water bead essential oil diffuser and essential oil

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.

make your own essential oil diffuser with this water bead diffuser

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.

DIY Essential Oil DIffuser with Water Beads

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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