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!


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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

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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