DIY Car Diffuser for Essential Oils (Dollar Tree Craft)
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How to make an inexpensive and easy DIY car diffuser for essential oils.  This hanging diffuser can also be used in a bath, office, closet, or other small space.  This is a Dollar Tree craft, and all supplies were from there.

I use essential oils everyday when I'm home, and now I can take them with me on the road.  I made this cute DIY car diffuser for essential oils as an inexpensive way to use oils for aromatherapy while traveling.



This is a passive diffuser, so it doesn't need batters.  It works by clipping it to the vents in your car.  When you turn on the fan, it blows the scent through the car for aromatherapy.  

We just got a new Dollar Tree in the next town over.  I love Dollar Tree for crafting supplies because I can find some unusual stuff there to either repurpose or to use to make things.

I challenged myself to find something that I could use only Dollar Tree supplies to make, and I was able to get everything that I needed for this DIY car diffuser for essential oils.

DIY Car Diffuser for Essential Oils


A few years ago, I made a clothespin style DIY essential oil diffuser for the car that ended up being really popular. 

It turned out cute and works well.  However, I didn't like how far it stuck out.  I was constantly knocking it off of the vent.

This hanging essential oil diffuser doesn't stick out as far, but it will fall off if you bump it too hard.

This style is also better for closets or small spaces.  I have one hanging inside a cabinet in the bathroom to freshen the air.  



Dollar Tree Supplies


I was excited to find all of the supplies from Dollar Tree.  I found the pompomsmini clothespins, and the bakers twine there.

I liked the fun colors of the pompoms, and the twine matches the colors really well.

For $3, I could make about 20 of these DIY car diffusers for essential oils.  Can't beat that price!

I will say that the pompoms were rather sparse.  I would have rather there were fewer in a package for better looking pom poms.  

But I liked the colors, and they work for this DIY car diffuser for essential oils.



Essential Oils


You can use any essential oils, but do be mindful of your passengers.  Some oils are only safe for 2+ and some for 10+.  

If anyone who is pregnant, nursing, or elderly, be careful to check with a doctor before diffusing oils.  You'll also have to check to see if the oils are dog safe if your dog rides in the car with you.

I use both single oils and blends.  Some of my favorite blends are:

For single oils, try one of the following:


Using Essential Oils in the Car Safely


Your car is a small space, so you'll need to use just a few drops of essential oils.  That's why I like blends because you only need 1 to 2 drops.

Always check oils to be sure that they are safe to diffuse for you and your passengers.

Diffuse oils at home before using them in the car.  The above oils should not make you drowsy, but it's best to know how you will react before driving.

There are some essential oils that you should avoid while driving  They can be too calming and make you drowsy.  As always, if you feel drowsy, pull over immediately.  

Do not use the following oils when driving:

  • Chamomile
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Neroli
  • Sandalwood
  • Spikenard
  • Valerian
  • Vetiver

DIY Car Diffuser for Essential Oils Supplies



Directions


Step #1


Thread your needle with the baker's twine and place pompoms on the string.  I used 5 pompoms, but you can use more or less.


Step #2 


Run the needle through the circle on the clothespin to attach it.  



Step #3


Then go back down through the pompoms to help secure them.  Tie a knot on the end and cut the string.



That's it!  Hang it on your car vent and place 1-2 drops of essential oils on the pompoms.  It will passively diffuse.  If you want it stronger, turn on the heat or air conditioning to blow the scent through the car.  

If the scent is too strong, place it on the passenger side or in the back if there are no passengers.

You can also hang it in the bath, in a closet, or anywhere that you'd like.  

Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to refresh as needed.  

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DIY Car Diffuser for Essential Oils (Dollar Tree Craft)

Yield: 1 diffuser
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $3
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How to make a car diffuser for essential oils.

tools:

  • Needle
  • Scissors

steps:

  1. Thread your needle with the baker's twine and place pompoms on the string. I used 5 pompoms, but you can use more or less.
  2. Run the needle through the circle on the clothespin to attach it.
  3. Then go back down through the pompoms to help secure them. Tie a knot on the end and cut the string.
  4. That's it! Hang it on your car vent and place 1-2 drops of essential oils on the pompoms. It will passively diffuse. If you want it stronger, turn on the heat or air conditioning to blow the scent through the car.
  5. If the scent is too strong, place it on the passenger side or in the back if there are no passengers.
  6. You can also hang it in the bath, in a closet, or anywhere that you'd like.
  7. Add 1-2 drops of essential oils to refresh as needed.
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How to make an essential oil diffuser for car.  This DIY essential oil diffuser works as an air freshen the air in your car.  It can also be used for aromatherapy to promote alertness and clarity. Make a homemade hanging essential oil diffuser that can be used in any room of your house too.  This works great in small spaces like a closet, bathroom, or bedroom. #diffuser #diy #essentialoils



Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.