How does a Reed Diffuser work?
Reed diffusers have become a common feature of living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms right across the UK in recent years. They work by placing the reeds in a bottle of fragrant oil. Over time each reed will absorb the oil and naturally release the scent into the air.
All you need to do with a diffuser is periodically flip the reeds over so that the dry end is the one touching the oil. Flipping will provide more fragrance but will also speed up how quickly all of the oil evaporates; don’t do it too often or you’ll run out faster than you should.
An important thing to keep in mind is that the fewer reeds you have in your diffuser the less scent there will be. If you have a lot of reeds the fragrance will be stronger, but you’ll again go through the oil faster.
Diffusers are a good alternative to candles because they release the scent around the clock and don’t need lighting, blowing out, or monitoring. This makes them good for settings with high foot traffic such as entrances and hallways. The naturally higher air circulation in these areas will help to disperse the fragrance too.
Over time you will notice the strength of the scent from your diffuser will diminish. This occurs either due to the level of oil dropping or because the reeds are dusty and clogged. Luckily you can purchase replacement reeds and new oil. Remember to clean out the vessel of your diffuser before adding new oil rather than simply topping up.