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How to Use a Reed Diffuser

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Home fragrance reed diffusers are a great way to fragrance your home; they're flame free and release a beautiful scent naturally into the air, whilst looking chic too.

They are also low maintenance and take care of themselves but here are a few tips to get the most out of your diffuser.

How does a reed diffuser work?

Reed diffusers are very simple to use - first place the diffuser on a matt/coaster (do not place directly onto polished, painted, plastic, leather surfaces or on electrical equipment) remove the screw cap and take out the wad from the top of the cap. Screw the cap back onto the bottle and immerse your reeds into the liquid and allow them to soak up the oil. Once they have absorbed some of the oil, flip them to begin to release the scent (do not lay down the reeds on any surface and use gloves when handling used reeds)

The reeds soak up the oil and diffuse the scent into the room. They are porous which helps control the rate the fragrance is released. If you want to make the fragrance stronger in a room, increase the number of reeds you use. If you want to lessen the fragrance, remove a reed or two.

We supply premium fibre reeds with our diffusers for optimum scent throw, these are non-flip reeds, however we do recommend after six weeks to flip them once a week, for optimum performance.

Diffusers don't require a heat source for them to work, making them a safe and practical way to scent your home.

Where's the best place for a reed diffuser?

Firstly remember to keep out of the reach of children and pets. Motion in the room and general movement in the air will help circulate the scent so it's best to place in a high traffic area. Avoid placing it near air conditioning units or near a door that leads outside where the fragrance will be lost. Heat from radiators can also cause the fragrance to evaporate faster, so avoid positioning it near one if you can.

How long to they last?

On average it should last between 3 & 4 months, however, the lifespan can be affected by a number of things such as central heating, open and closed doors and number of reeds used.

Care Tips

We recommend using a coaster or matt under your reed diffuser as oil drips can cause damage to surfaces. It is a good idea to flip the reeds over a sink.

If you decide to change the oil, make sure you change the reeds too. Not only can reeds get dusty and clogged but mixing diffuser oils can lead to a less than perfect scent!

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