How Do Reed Diffusers Work?

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For the scent lovers that aren't really a fan of the flame, reed diffusers are the perfect alternative.

What I love most about them is that even without a flame reed diffusers have the ability to disperse a fragrance throughout a whole room for a long period of time. So there's no need to monitor it. Just set it up and go.

How Do Reed Diffusers Work?

They work by placing the reeds in a bottle of diffuser oil blend. Over time each rattan reeds will absorb the blend and release the scent into the air.

Do I need to flip my diffuser reeds?


Over time you will notice the strength of the scent throw from your reed diffuser will decrease. This occurs for a couple different reasons but more likely than not, it can be resolved easily. 

If you notice that over time your scent isn't as strong, all you need to do is periodically flip the reeds over so that the dry ends are now inside the bottle touching the oil.

I love recommend doing a quick dip and flip when you first set up your diffuser because flipping speeds up how quickly all of the oil reaches the top of the reed. However, don’t flip it too often. I recommend flipping weekly or biweekly.

How to Get More Fragrance out of Reed Diffuser?

Simply put: More reeds = more scent. 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.

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.

At Arrows + Feathers we offer a fantastic selection of Luxury Room Diffusers. With a variety of different scents and up to six months of use from a single 8oz  bottle, they make a fantastic gift. 

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