Water beads absorb water and scent really well, so they are great for making a fun DIY diffuser. We tried it out with an autumn scent, but you can really use any essential oil or blend you desire!
[recipe title=”Cinnamon Orange Water Bead Diffuser” time=”10 minutes active; 6+ hours inactive” difficulty=”Easy”]
- 1/2 Tbsp. dry water beads
- 2 1/2–3 cups (600–720 ml) hot water
- 10–20 drops essential oil (We used 8 drops each of orange and cinnamon.)
- Mason Jar Mug with Straw Lid (Another glass vase or container will work, but you may need to make adjustments to the recipe in order to fill your container.)
- Place desired water beads in a large glass dish. We used about a 1/2 Tbsp. to fill our mason jar.
- Add hot water, and allow to sit for at least 6 hours until the beads are large.
- Strain out any excess water. Stir in essential oils.
- Pour water beads into the mason jar, and set your new diffuser anywhere you would like a refreshing scent!
- If you notice the beads drying out a little, just add a little bit of water to refresh them. You can also recharge the scent as needed by adding a few more drops of essential oil.
Note: If you have young children or pets who may try to eat the water beads, you can screw the lid on the mason jar. Make sure your lid has a hole or something to allow the scent to escape. If you get your mason jar from Abundant Health, it will come with a straw lid that already has a hole in it to allow the scent to be released.