My husband and I are on the same page for most of the important things in life, like parenting, but there is one big thing that we will never agree on. I love aromatherapy. He HATES it. So I look for little ways to work wonderful smells in around my house that he can tolerate (just don’t get him started on my lava stone aroma diffuser for the shower…). This DIY oil diffuser with lava stone and a faux succulent couldn’t be easier to make and is great for places where you can’t plug in an electric diffuser. Plus it’s cute and my hubby won’t even know it’s there.
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While I have a desk in the bedroom, I prefer to work in my kitchen. My electric diffuser (this is the one I use every day. I have a few different diffusers, but I love this one because it’s small, you can turn off the light and it fits in wherever you put it) is plugged in on my counter and I use it as soon as my husband leaves until about 4 pm. Choosing the oils I want to smell is the perfect quick self-care check-in.
I love my lava stone aroma diffuser for the shower and use it when I wake up with a headache or congested. My kids also love that stone diffuser. But I wanted an essential oil diffuser in the bathroom, for when you weren’t showering, that you didn’t need to plug in. I can’t give up a plug, I need it for my hair tools.
How to Make a DIY Oil Diffuser
To make a lava rock oil diffuser you just need a few things.
• Essential oils (I love using NOW essential oils. I have a variety of brands, but I like the price point and the quality product they make as well as how easy they are to find at local natural markets and on Amazon. They also have vanilla which is amazing for the holidays and men tend to like vanilla over floral smells).
Lava stones (also sometimes called lava rock) are very porous and great for making a DIY essential oil diffuser. They are usually pretty inexpensive and also can be used to make essential oil jewelry. This set that I bought actually comes with string so if you have some leftover you can easily make a bracelet! This faux succulent was great because it had a platform, that was high up in the container, that the lava stone could sit on which meant you wouldn’t need to use a ton of stones to make this work. And quite frankly, while the container and succulents were super cute, there was some glue showing where they secured the succulents to the base. The stones make it look way better.
Fill the top of the container with lava stones.
See. So easy. Your lava stone oil diffuser is done. The hardest part now is figuring out which essential oil to use!!
Because I want to stay married, I use only lavender or orange in the bathroom. They’re both a nice clean smell. One that most men, including my husband, do not find offensive. I make sure that if I add new oil, I do it early in the day so it has some time to dissipate during the day.
Faux succulents are a great base for turning into an aromatherapy diffuser because they fit in almost any decor. I could easily move this around the house if I wanted it to smell fresh for company without being as in your face as an electric diffuser.
This stone diffuser DIY is great for kids and an easy gift idea for friends!
My kids love aromatherapy too and I’m going to pick up a few more of these succulents and lava rocks for their rooms also. I also think these would be a nice teacher gift or handmade gift idea for your girlfriends. Who doesn’t love good smells??? Well, besides my husband…
Are you a fan of aromatherapy? You should definitely make this DIY Oil Diffuser if you are! If you’re a boy mom like I am, your bathroom is screaming for an essential oil diffuser!
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