Our house can often be submerged in bad odors, perhaps by the drainage, the humidity caused by a pipe, or bad odors caused by our pets.
I have a cat and a puppy and the truth is that sometimes when I go to work, they are left alone and when I return I find some surprises, although clean and everything, there is always a little smell, and the truth is that I did not know how to minimize it , until I discovered the rod diffusers.
The diffusers of rods besides diminishing and eliminating bad odors, serve as decoration in our home. This diffuser is based on essential oils, the channels of the bars "absorb" the oils very well and when they reach the top, the aroma spreads throughout the room.
Take note of the materials we will use below and join us at this creative hour.
Find a container that is approximately 12 to 25 cm high, with a small opening at the top. The small opening in the upper part of the container will allow you to ensure that the evaporation is minimal. You can use containers made of ceramic, glass, stainless steel, earthenware or wood. Do not use plastic containers, as the essential oils may have a reaction with the plastic.
Purchase specific rattan rods for oil diffusion, either online or at a store specializing in health items. Use new rods because the old ones lose their effectiveness when saturated with oil. You can usually find rods of 25, 30 and 38 cm. You can also use bamboo skewers, but rattan rods tend to spread the aroma more efficiently.
Essential oils, You can use any type of essential oil, just make sure it is 100% pure. I have several diffusers, and according to the area of the house I use the essential oils. In my room I use essential oil of palo santo, since it helps me to relax and to fall asleep. In the room I use essential oil of chamomile, mint and orange.
How to do it?
The first thing to do is take our container and place a quarter of a cup of base oil, that is, neutral oil or almond or coconut, if you do not have this type of oil you can use water with alcohol. Pour ¼ cup (60 ml) of water, add 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of alcohol.
Then we will add 25 to 30 drops of essential oil, if you see that it is missing or the smell is not so strong add a little more.
Make sure to mix everything well, once it is all well mixed, introduce the rod from 4 to 8 and let it stand for 1 to 2 hours, then remove and turn them to soak the dry ends in the oil mixture.
In this way, they will absorb both ends and the essential oil will quickly start to emit its aroma, the smell will begin to smell after 1 day, but believe me the result is fascinating.
If you do this homemade diffuser do not forget to take a photo and upload it on social networks and tag @Ecuadorianhands.