Reed diffusers are an easy way to add natural scent to a room without burning candles or spraying artificial fragrances. But buying new diffusers -- the vial of oil, the container and reeds, in addition to all the packaging -- can be wasteful and expensive. To save money and packaging, get a refill oil and reuse a glass jar or bottle as the base. Then fill it with bamboo chopsticks from Chinese takeout food to help diffuse the scent. Bamboo is porous, so it’s a great tool to help absorb and gently release fragrance into the air.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION