MASTER THE BASICS – DIFFUSERS

What is a Reed Diffuser?

We describe the reed diffuser as the “fragrance without the flame” and it is one of the best methods of diffusing your most loved scents.

A reed diffuser is a popular and effective way to freshen up a room with a pleasant aroma. The diffuser bottle is filled with a combination of diffuser base oil and fragrance only, reeds are then inserted into the mixture, and absorbed through the selected reed sticks.

Reed diffusers are often used as an alternative to candles or plug-in air fresheners, as they are flame-free and do not require electricity.  The fragrance is released slowly and steadily, providing a consistent aroma throughout the room. Additionally, reed diffusers are low maintenance – there is no need to trim wicks or replace batteries. Simply place the reeds in the oil and let them do their job.

They can also be used in different rooms of the house to set the tone – for example, a relaxing lavender scent in the bedroom or a refreshing citrus scent in the kitchen. Reed diffusers can also be a stylish addition to home decor. The glass jar or bottle can be picked to match the room’s aesthetic.

Base oil is an important part of the diffusion process, and must be used in the correct ratios.  Used correctly, the base oil will blend perfectly with the fragrance oil and ensure a consistent scent.  Too much or too little could result in a weaker scent or a shorter lifespan of the fragrance.

Another equally important part of the diffuser are reeds, since this is what will disperse the scent into your space.  We have Natural Rattan Reeds as well as Fibre Reeds that can be used in your diffuser.

Natural rattan reeds have micro capillaries that draw up the fragrance, and diffuses the fragrance molecules into the air. These reeds do need to be turned at least once a week to keep the reeds saturated.

Fibre reeds are fantastic to use with most base oil types, and is a very high performance product, as the fragrance is diffused along the entire length of the fibre reed.  These type of reeds do not need to be turned at all, and is also available in a multitude of colours, pairing them with most types of diffuser jars.

Overall, a reed diffuser can be a great addition to any home. It provides a long-lasting and low-maintenance way to freshen up a room with a pleasant aroma. With many scents and designs to choose from, there is sure to be a reed diffuser that suits any preference and decor.