Tips to Maximise Scent from Reed Diffusers - Scent 26 Candle Co.

Tips to Maximise Scent from Reed Diffusers

Adding your favourite fragrances to your home is easy with reed diffusers, an elegant and stylish addition to your home, and a safe and energy-efficient method to scent your home. The diffuser reeds absorb the fragrance oil and naturally emit a pleasant aroma into the air.

You might be wondering how to maximise the fragrance your reed diffuser emits. Here are a few pointers to help you utilise your reed diffuser to its full potential and some advice on taking care of it.

What is a Reed Diffuser and How do they Work?

In terms of house aroma, reed diffusers are very popular as not only do they look stylish, they smell pretty amazing too! They function without a flame or heat source, making them a safer and helpful method to add fragrance to your home

Fragrance oil and a base liquid (we use the finest base liquid - Augeo) are combined to make a reed diffuser. Simply remove the plastic plug and metal screw cap, then screw them back onto the bottle.  A reed diffuser absorbs the fragrance oil and pushes it to the top to disperse the amazing scent throughout your home.  The liquid and scent permeate the diffuser reeds, which are then turned over and spread scent into the air for months.

Benefits of Reed Diffusers

You might be wondering when it's advisable to select reed diffusers over scented candles or an electric aroma diffuser.

Reed diffusers provide a variety of unique advantages:

1. Safer

Reed diffusers don't utilise heat; therefore, they don't need a flame and don't produce soot. They can thus be left alone but you should keep them out of the reach of children as you don't want the liquid to spill out of the diffuser bottle!

2. Longer Lasting

Reed diffusers provide a constant and consistent scent 24/7.  Candle fragrance is significantly faster than reed diffusers.  Depending on the temperature and humidity, a 250ml diffuser may scent an area for up to 12 weeks.

3. Requires no power to work

Reed diffusers don't need an electrical outlet. They may be positioned anywhere throughout the house offering more flexibility.

4. Stylish

Our reed diffusers look amazing - take a look here.  A lot of them are packaged in elegant glass or ceramic containers.

How to get the Most out of your Reed Diffuser

  • Place consideration - how well the fragrance is spread depends on where you place your reed diffuser. The steady air movement from high-traffic areas helps to distribute the lovely aroma.
  • Keeping them away from open windows or fans will prevent them from wasting too much scent. Set your diffuser in a room that is free-flowing and dust-free.
  • Rotate diffuser reeds with particular caution - the fragrance oil from turning your reeds might harm furniture, be sure to do it on a non-porous surface. 
  • Flipping out - the fragrance oil performs best when applied to a clean, dry surface. The aroma will diffuse faster and stronger the more you turn the reeds.

Where's the Best Place for a Reed Diffuser?

Your diffuser's placement will significantly impact on how the aroma spreads throughout your home.

Listed below is the best advice for choosing the ideal location:

  • Take the area's size into account. It is necessary to utilise many diffusers in big spaces with high ceilings. Consider using one or two fewer reeds in smaller areas.
  • Set the diffuser in high traffic area—the air movement and motion in the space aid in dispersing and circulating the fragrance.
  • Put your diffuser away from an open window and heated places. Your fragrance oil will use up more quickly. A heated environment can cause your fragrance oil to evaporate rapidly, so stay away from radiators and hot surfaces.
  • Keep reed diffusers at nose height. Getting those lovely fragrances as they emerge through the reeds is essential.

How Long do Reed Diffusers Last?

100ml of diffuser fragrance oil should last 3-4 months on average. However, factors like heating systems, airconditioner, open and closed doors, and dehumidifiers are variables that impact how long it lasts.

Always follow the directions provided with the product to guarantee that your reed diffuser is appropriately maintained.

General Safety for Using Reed Diffusers

Reed diffusers are safe and energy-efficient methods. Listed below is safety advice in using reed diffusers:

  • Do not let the oil come in touch with your skin, polished, painted, synthetic surfaces, or textiles.
  • Never leave your diffuser near animals or children.
  • Avoid drinking the liquid. This is harmful.
  • Avoid open fires, and do not light the reeds. Reed diffusers could catch fire.
  • Diffuser fluids might damage surfaces. Before setting the glass bottle on a secure, level surface, remove any remaining oil from the bottom of the container.

How to Care for your Reed Diffuser

Reed diffusers still require light, gentle maintenance. Given that the reeds are the engine for beautiful scent dispersion sometimes flipping them will aid in refreshing your fragrance.

  • Use the natural reeds that come with your diffuser instead of bamboo. Poor quality reeds can quickly get clogged, reducing the smell throw.
  • If you notice your reed diffuser is getting low on oil, let it evaporate completely before refilling. It's better to start with fresh oil than to add it to old oil.
  • Do not mix the fragrance oil with water to dilute it and make it last longer. The oil and water will separate and make the reeds warp.
  • We recommend using a coaster or matt under your reed diffuser as oil drips can cause damage to wooden, painted, varnished or plastic surfaces. It's also a good idea to flip the reeds over a sink.

You can review our selection of luxury reed diffusers here.

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