What is a Reed Diffuser? How to use a Reed Diffuser?
Reed diffusers are popular home fragrance products that allow aroma to continuously diffuse into the air throughout an entire room or area. Compared to scented candles, reed diffusers produce fragrances that usually last longer and don't require an open flame.
What are the benefits of a Reed Diffuser?
Here are the benefits of using a reed diffuser:
- They are Longer Lasting.
- They Scent Your Home More Gently.
- No Flame or power required.
- Easy to use.
Is a reed diffuser better?
We recommend reed diffusers for consumers looking for a natural, constant balance in the potency of their home fragrance. Unlike scented candles, whose fragrance is released only when they're lit, the scent of a reed diffuser should be stable for as long as there is product left in the vessel.
How to Use a Reed Diffuser?
Give your reeds a few minutes to absorb the oil, then carefully flip them so that the dry end of the stick is in the bottle and the saturated end is in the air. Spread your reeds out as much as possible to let air circulate between them.
How to use reed diffusers properly?
Whether you are practicing aromatherapy or simply trying to freshen up your home, using a reed diffuser is a great way to enjoy your favorite scents. The oils are effectively “sucked” up the channels in the reeds, and when they reach the top of the reeds, the scent is dispersed throughout the room. As long as you have your reed diffuser oil, all you need are reed sticks as well as a long vase or similar container with a narrow opening.
Step #1: Find a container with a narrow opening
Begin assembling your reed diffuser by finding a suitable base container for the reeds. Look for a container that is about five to ten inches tall with a small opening made of ceramic, glass, stainless steel, earthenware, or wood. Do not use a plastic container, as essential oils can react with plastic.
- A small opening at the top of the container ensures that minimal evaporation occurs. If too much water evaporates, the percentage of essential oil becomes higher, and the scent can become overpowering.
- If you have a jar with a cork top, you can also drill a hole in the cork. This is one of the best options for minimal evaporation.
- You can get creative by matching your diffuser container to the colors of your room or even decorating the outside of the container.
- Craft stores often have cheap glass bottles and vases in a variety of sizes.
Step #2: Choose a reed diffuser oil
Pick your favorites. You can use just one oil, or pair two or more oils whose scents complement one another.
- Some classic essential oil pairings are lavender and peppermint, orange and vanilla, spearmint and patchouli, and chamomile and lavender.
- Lavender, jasmine, neroli, and geranium are calming scents.
- Peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, lemon, basil, and ginger are energizing scents.
- Chamomile, orange, sandalwood, lavender, and marjoram are great for combating anxiety.
Step #3: Pour the oil mixture into the container
Carefully pour the reed diffuser oil into the container with a narrow opening. If your measuring cup does not have a spout, you may want to use a funnel to help transfer the liquid into the container
Step #4: Add the reed sticks
Add about 4-8 reed sticks into the container. Fan the reed sticks out instead of leaning them all to one side of the rim so that they can work more effectively.
Tips to get more benefits from a Reed Diffuser. How to care for a Reed Diffuser?
Tip #1: Flip the reed sticks after an hour
Allow the reed sticks to sit in the oil for an hour, then take them out and flip them over so that the dry ends sit in the oil. This will saturate both ends and quick-start the process of releasing the scent of the essential oil.
- You should start to notice the scent of the essential oils after a day or so.
Tip #2: Flip the sticks every few days
After the first flip, get in the habit of flipping the reed sticks every three or four days. Flipping the sticks stops the sticks from drying out so that the scent of the oil can continue spreading.
Tip #3: Add more oil when the scent diminishes
After a month or so, you may notice that even though you are regularly flipping the sticks, the scent of the essential oils seems to be diminishing. At this point, look inside the jar or vase and see how much of the oil mixture is left.
Tip #4: Replace the reed sticks once a month
After about a month, you may also notice that the reed sticks have become completely saturated in oil. Replace the reed sticks every month or when you see that they have become saturated.
- The oil should slightly darken the color of the reeds, so when the entire reed is darkened you can tell that it has become completely saturated.
- Once the reed has become saturated, it does not diffuse the scent of the oil, which is why it is important to regularly replace used reeds.
Happy Aroma :)