Oil Diffuser Room Scent

There are many ways to make room scents for oil diffusers including using essential oils alone or with water or a carrier oil mixed with alcohol but I find the simplest method is to mix essential oils with a carrier oil only.

This easy to make recipe creates a room scent that is fresh, floral and herbal, soothing, energising and uplifting, diffuses well and is long lasting.

How well this mix diffuses depends on the reeds used. Rattan reeds are reportedly better than bamboo as they have multiple channels that absorb the room scent, carrying it along the reed and releasing its fragrance as it does. When the scent is no longer diffused, it is time to replace the reeds.

If you do not have the ingredients to make this blend, try any one of the essential oil blends from the body oils or bath salts shared here and use grapeseed oil instead of the carrier oil/s in the recipe.

Bergamot Essential Oil

Used to relieve stress, boost mood and relieve pain, bergamot essential oil is used in aromatherapy to create a calming atmosphere that reduces tension at the same time as elevating energy levels.

Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is used in aromatherapy to freshen and cleanse the air, ease tension, increase relaxation, enhance cognitive function, improve focus and aid sleep.

Cypress Essential Oil

Delicate yet powerful in fragrance, cypress essential oil has a crisp and clean scent that relieves stress and tension, calming and soothing.

Grapeseed Oil

A light and beautifully bright golden oil, grapeseed oil has little scent which makes it a perfect base oil for a room scent.

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil relaxes body and mind, relieving stress and anxiety with its fragrance and soothing and relieving pain and tension.

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is used in aromatherapy to support immunity and healing, alleviate nausea, increase energy and freshen an environment.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Fresh, energising and uplifting, lemongrass essential oil fragrance reduces anxiety, tension, pain and inflammation and is used to improve digestion and relieve headaches.

Mandarin Essential Oil

Mandarin essential oil has a refreshing and calming fragrance that balances mood, boosts energy and calms anxiety and stress.

Marjoram Essential Oil

Used to balance body and mind, marjoram essential oil fragrance calms and soothes nerves, reduces stress, promotes relaxation, decreases aches and pain and enhances clear breathing.

Palmarosa Essential Oil

The fresh and uplifting fragrance of palmarosa essential oil has a cleansing and rejuvenating effect and is used to relieve stress and elevate mood.

Rose Oil

Rose essential oil fragrance promotes feelings of wellbeing, decreases stress levels and pain and reduces feelings of anxiety.

Rose Geranium Essential Oil

The fragrance of rose geranium essential oil reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue, is anti inflammatory, antibacterial, supports healing and relieves nerve pain and muscle tension.

Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Sweet orange essential oil is sweetly invigorating and uplifting, cleansing and clearing, immune boosting, anti inflammatory and eases stress and anxiety.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil fragrance promotes relaxation, boosts mood, reduces pain and anxiety, promotes quality sleep and is a natural insect repellent.


  • 4 drops geranium rose essential oil
  • 6 drops lemon oil essential oil
  • 8 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 8 drops mandarin essential oil
  • 12 drops cypress essential oil
  • 12 drops palmarosa essential oil
  • 12 drops sweet orange essential oil
  • 14 drops lavender essential oil
  • 14 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 18 drops rose oil essential oil
  • 20 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 20 drops marjoram essential oil
  • 22 drops bergamot essential oil
  • 50 ml grapeseed oil


In a bottle suitable for diffusing, mix together the essential oils, pour in the carrier oil and swirl to mix well. Add reeds and use in your chosen room.