Pour a liberal amount of scented reed diffuser oil in the glass container then stick the reeds or bamboo skewers inside. After about an hour, turn the reeds over so the other end can wick up the oil, this will help speed things up.
Position the reed diffuser in a location that is not near electrical appliances
After first filling the reed diffuser with fragrant oil, give the reeds a chance to soak up the oil
2 Methods to Making your own oil:
Mineral Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Safflower Oil: Select a combination of your favorite essential oils and add as many drops to the carrier oil as needed to achieve the fragrance you’re after. Next add a splash of vodka to help the oil travel up the reeds better. You could also mix the carrier oil with your favorite perfume instead of essential oils (no addition of vodka will be necessary if using perfume).
Vodka, Essential Oils & Water: Mix about 12 drops of essential oils with 1/4 cup of water then add a splash of vodka.