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Extend the Life of Your Essential Oils with DE

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When it comes to releasing the aroma of essential oils throughout your home or office, diatomaceous earth has several advantages over the traditional diffusers and cotton balls. First, you don't have to use as much essential oil. A few drops in a container of diatomaceous earth goes a long way. Second, diatomaceous earth allows the aroma of your essential oils to last far longer than it would otherwise. If you don't believe us, try our formula for yourself.

What you need

  • 1 cup food grade diatomaceous earth
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 2-3 drops essential oil (This is usually plenty, but feel free to add more if you want a stronger scent.)
  • An airtight container to store your essential oil-infused DE

How to make it

Step 1

Add essential oil to water and stir thoroughly.

Step 2

Slowly add 1 cup of food grade diatomaceous earth to your water/essential oil mixture.

Step 3

Stir thoroughly until all the DE is moist.

Step 4

Place mixture in your container.

How to Use It

Simply place your open container of DE and essential oil mixture in the area you want to smell like your essential oils, and the scent will fill the room.

Your scented DE will maintain its fragrance far longer than cotton balls, but it will eventually begin to fade. Fortunately, it's easy to get it back. If you add a little water and shake it up, it will bring back the scent to about 70-80 percent of what it was originally. Mix another drop or two of essential oil into the newly wetted DE, and it will increase the fragrance even more. Also, be sure to store scented DE you aren't using in an airtight container, as this will help the DE retain its scent.