There's no easier way to freshen a room than with a high quality reed diffuser.

By popular demand, we're sharing our quick and easy process for creating your very own luxury reed diffuser!

There are a few important things to look for when choosing your diffuser components. When making reed diffusers, a base is needed to make your fragrance oil viscous and easily wick up your reeds.

When looking at diffuser bases, you want to pay special attention to the VOC (volatile organic compound) content - the lower the % VOC, the better. 


VOC’s, or volatile organic compounds, are the molecules emitted into the air from a reed diffuser or a room spray. For example in California, the VOC

regulations cannot exceed 18% VOC.

That's important to know. So you need to understand the VOC of both your base

and your fragrance oil. Because this base has 0% VOC, I most likely don't need to be worried about the VOC of my fragrance oil. With all of the Wooden

Wick Co. fragrance oils you can use up to 40% fragrance oil with our all Natural or Coco Vegan Diffuser Bases.

At makesy we carry the ONLY 100% VOC-free diffuser base on the market today, making our diffuser base truly 100% natural! It’s also paragon free, phthalate free, non-GMO and allergen free. Pair this with our Naturals Collection fragrances and you’re set for making the best reed diffusers money can buy!


  • All Natural Diffuser Base from makesy
  • Ratan Diffuser Reeds (Our favorites are the Natural Reeds from makesy
  • A Diffuser Vessel (We love the Aura Vessels from makesy)
  • A Slotted Lid (These are available for the Aura vessel collection)
  • Fragrance (We love our Naturals Collection for an all natural product)
  • Glass Pouring Pitcher
  • Digital Scale


  1. First, you’ll want to select your vessel and lid and locate the OZ fill. We love our Aura collection vessels which have approximately an 13 total oz fill and are designed to fit perfectly with our Slotted Metal Lids. These slotted lids aren’t necessary, but are a beautiful touch to the top of your diffuser.
  2. Next, take your digital scale and pitcher and tare your pitcher to zero. You will be using this to measure your fragrance oil and base.
  3. You will be using 20 to 25% fragrance oil to base. To find out the appropriate amount of ounces to use, you can reference our Fragrance Percentage Chart at any time.
  4. When making a diffuser, you will want to only fill your vessel approximately 50%. So for example, if you are using our Aura vessels, you will want to only fill your vessel 7 ounces of total liquid. To find your appropriate amount of base, multiply your fragrance percentage by your total ounce fill and subtract that number.
  5. Once you’ve figured out how many ounces of fragrance to use at 25% fragrance load for 7 oz of total liquid, you’re ready to mix your fragrance and base.
  6. First, measure the appropriate amount of base into your pitcher, then pour your fragrance in until you reach a total of 7 oz. Stir for one to two minutes until fully combined.
  7. Once the mixture has been combined, pour directly into your vessel and add your lid. Then you’re ready to add your reeds!
  8. Finally, place your reeds into your diffuser and you’re all set! We recommend using 10-20 reeds per diffuser, however you can use as many as you’d like! 

And just like that you have your very own DIY reed diffusers! Get creative with a variety of vessel colors and get scentsational with your favorite fragrances!

We LOVE sharing your creations! Don’t forget to share your creations and tag @makesy on Instagram or @makesyoffical on Facebook for the chance to be featured!

Happy Making!