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DIY Terracotta Clay Diffuser Stones For Aromatherapy

DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones are easy and affordable to make with air dry clay. Learn how to make a terracotta diffuser for essential oils with our easy method. 

Are you looking for an easy way to add aromatherapy to spaces where a traditional diffuser won’t fit in or lack access to electricity? If so, you might want to try a terracotta clay diffuser! 

Clay diffusers are, in fact, perfect for spaces that don’t have an outlet, such as your car or a stairway landing. We find that they are a great alternative to ultrasonic diffusers, which, if I’m being honest, can be costly and difficult to clean

Plus, making your own diffusers is a fun and creative way to express your personal style and save money on store-bought options.

That’s why in this DIY tutorial, we will show you how to make your own essential oil clay diffuser that is not only effective, but also aesthetically pleasing. With just a few simple supplies and essential oils, you can create beautiful and natural diffusers that will enhance your mood and make your space smell amazing!

Let’s walk you through the step-by-step process of making terracotta clay diffuser stones. We’ll show you what supplies you’ll need, how to shape the clay, and how to add essential oils for maximum aromatherapy benefits. And along the way, we’ll share tips and tricks for making your diffusers look and smell amazing.

At Oily Chic, we’re all about finding creative ways to use and share essential oils. We believe natural solutions can be both effective and beautiful, and these DIY essential oil clay diffusers are no exception. 

So whether you’re a seasoned essential oil user or just starting out, we hope this tutorial inspires you to create your own clay diffusers and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy in a new and unique way! 

Create beautiful and functional air dry clay diffusers with this DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones tutorial.

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What Is A Clay Diffuser?

If you haven’t seen or used a clay diffuser before, let us explain what a clay diffuser is. A clay diffuser is a small, porous disc, purely made of clay, that is often called a stone diffuser. It is specifically designed to diffuse essential oils. 

These diffusers are made from materials such as terracotta, which is a natural, red-brown clay that can hold essential oils and slowly release their aroma. 

Unlike ultrasonic terracotta diffusers, which require electricity and water, clay diffusers do not need any power source or additional materials to function. This is why we’ve found them perfect for small spaces and offer a portable option for aromatherapy on the go. We think they are the perfect addition to a small bowl on your desk, nightstand, or living room side table. 

Related To: How To Make A Reed Diffuser

How Do Clay Diffusers Work?

Clay diffusers work by absorbing essential oils into their porous surface. Once the oil is absorbed, it slowly evaporates and releases its aroma into the surrounding air without needing heat or electricity. 

How do you use a terracotta diffuser? To use a clay diffuser made of terracotta, simply add a few drops of your essential oil to the surface of the diffuser and allow it to absorb and naturally diffuse the scent. 

This method of essential oil diffusion is great to joy your favorite essential oil scents. We’ve been diffusing our Herbal Escape Blend. It’s a refreshing and uplifting aroma of eucalyptus combined with the clean, herbal scent of rosemary, that creates a beautiful and invigorating fragrance that can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation.

Herbal Escape Blend

4 drops eucalyptus essential oil

3 drops rosemary essential oil

Image of printable essential oil blends charts: “10 refreshing eucalyptus diffuser blends to renew your love for diffusing essential oils!”

Find this blend from our eucalyptus diffuser blends recipes on a convenient essential oil blend chart in the Oily Chic Library.

How long do clay oil diffusers last?

When the scent starts to fade, just add a few more drops of essential oil to refresh them. You can also fill a small dropper bottle, like we did our blend recipe, so you can easily enjoy a burst of aromatherapy when you need it most. 

Related To: Cedarwood Essential Oil Blends

Make your own terracotta clay diffuser for essential oils with this DIY clay diffuser tutorial. They make a beautiful addition to any home or office.

Creating Terracotta Clay Diffuser Stones

Get creative and make your own terracotta clay diffuser stones with this essential oil DIY project. You’ll quickly see how easy and affordable they are to make with air dry clay. 

Not only are they simple to make, but they’re also a beautiful addition to any space in your home!

To get started, you’ll need a few supplies:

How To Make Terrcoatta Diffuser Stones:

First, small slice a section from the terracotta clay with a clay pottery tool or waxed twine. 

Then line a baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the clay from sticking. 

Next, take a small portion of clay and fill a section of a silicone mold like this one or this one we used to make flowers. Smooth the back of the clay for an even surface. Then gently pop the flower out and carefully place it on the lined baking sheet.

Once you’ve made each terracotta stone, it’s time to let them dry. You can either leave them out to air dry for a few days or bake them in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for about an hour. 

After your diffuser stones have dried, it’s time to add some essential oils! Try our  Herbal Escape Blend recipe above or oils like lavender for relaxation, peppermint for energy, or sage for a refreshing scent.

Are you looking for a fun and easy way to add aromatherapy to your space? Look no further than these DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones! Not only are they simple to make, but they're also a beautiful addition to any home or office.

At Oily Chic,

we love finding creative ways to use and share essential oils. These DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones are just one example of how easy it can be to incorporate oils into your daily life. For more tips and tricks, be sure to check out the blog

And if you’re looking for high-quality essential oils for your diffuser stones, we recommend checking out They offer a wide variety of oils, including eucalyptus and lavender, used in our blend recipe.

We hope you’ll agree that making your own DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones is a fun and easy way to add aromatherapy to your space. With just a few simple supplies and essential oils, you can create beautiful and effective diffuser stones to enhance your mood and make your home or office smell amazing. Give it a try, and let us know how it goes!


Pin this DIY terracotta clay diffuser stones to your Pinterest DIY board, and while there, follow Oily Chic for more inspired ideas. And don’t forget to print your blends chart! 

P.S. You can tag #oilychic on Instagram to share your essential oil DIYs with us.

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