Guide to Reed Diffuser

With our reed diffusers guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including how do you use a reed diffuser and what reed diffuser should I get. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our reed diffuser page.

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Reed Diffusers FAQs

How do you use a reed diffuser?

Reed diffusers are fairly simple to use once you get used to them, however, we appreciate that they're a bit trickier to use than most home fragrances. The process is much simpler if the oil is already in the vessel when you purchased it, otherwise you have to pour a few drops in before adding the reeds.

It's important to make sure you don't place too much oil into the vessel, otherwise it could spill out once you put the reeds in as well. With that in mind, putting the reed diffuser onto a non-porous surface is a good idea in order to avoid damaging any cherished parts of your home.

If you need to refresh your reed diffuser due to the scent gently fading away, simply remove the reeds from the oil and put them back in upside down. This allows the oil to be released into the air once again and rejuvenates the fragrance.

What reed diffuser should I get?

The right reed diffuser really completes your home. We offer a rich variety of scents for every occasion, room, mood and season, creating a peaceful ambiance in a home that you look forward to returning to. Create an exuberant, uplifting mood for an evening dinner party with a fruity berry flavour, or delve into a relaxing night in with sensual, soothing accords. Choose the fragrance that perfectly complements your lifestyle.

We have a wide range of reed diffusers from many established brands. If you're looking for an affordable option, you can find one in the region of £15-20. However, if you're looking for a deluxe reed diffuser from a high-end brand, they are around the £35-40 range. The more expensive items have a stronger, more potent scent and they typically tend to last a touch longer.

Many people choose to decorate each room with a reed diffuser, producing a unique scent for each room around the house. If you opt for this approach, we recommend making sure each fragrance complements each other.

Can you reuse the reed diffuser reeds?

While it can be tempting to reuse reed diffuser reeds, you should refrain from doing so. Once the reeds have been absorbed in a scented oil, they cannot be cleaned. They are effectively useless once they have been used once and cannot absorb another scent, so trying to reuse them is just a waste of time and energy.

The reeds in a reed diffuser are extremely inexpensive, therefore it isn't worthwhile trying to reuse them. You can replace them at little cost and they will last for another four months, which provide great value for money. There is no health risk or environmental damage to attempting to reuse them, it's just a redundant task.

The reeds are made of rattan, which contain small channels that run throughout the length of the stick. This design allows the scent to flow, though it's nearly impossible to replace the scent once its been used.

How long does a reed diffuser last?

We can't say exactly how long a reed diffuser lasts, however, they should last for at least four months, sometimes up to six or seven months if they're of good quality. That's quite a long shelf considering the use you get out of them, but if that's not enough, there are also a few ways to extend their longevity.

A good way to conveniently extend your reed diffuser's life is to fill half an empty bottle with your favourite essential oil and then fill the remainder with a grain alcohol. This should produce an aroma that is subtle yet noticeable, as well as lasting for much longer. Another useful tip is to remove the reeds, placing them on a tray until you need to use them again. This greatly extends their time and doesn't require too much stress or time.

Finally, we suggest you flip the reeds only when absolutely necessary, otherwise the scent dissipates quicker and becomes less potent. The general aroma becomes much weaker and won't fill the room if you flip them too frequently.