If you’re looking for a flameless, elegant, and almost unnoticeable way to make your home smell lovely, then look no further than reed diffusers.
How to use a reed diffuser, you ask? Well, you’re in luck because that’s the only thing I will talk about in this article. I will teach you everything about reed diffusers and their proper use.
They’re extremely easy to use. Just insert your reeds into a glass jar or bottle of scented diffuser oil, and voila! However, it’s not that simple. Other crucial steps need to be taken as well.
Without further ado, let’s learn how to use reed diffusers properly, where to put your reed diffuser, and how to obtain a stronger and better aroma.
How Does A Reed Diffuser Work?
Reed diffusers aren’t that complicated. However, understanding how they work helps you get the most out of them. In other words, proper usage will give you the best fragrance.
The reed diffuser oil is the scented oil kept within the vessel that reeds remain in. Usually, reed diffusers consist of either a carrier oil containing essential oils or a combo of essential oils.
The reeds, on the other hand, consist of materials like rattan or something similar (highly porous or with channels for effortless absorption of the scented oil). The reeds release the scent.
That’s how reed diffusers work. However, if you want to obtain a strong and long-lasting fragrance, keep reading as I will explain how to use a reed diffuser properly in 3 easy steps.
How To Use A Reed Diffuser?
Your success in making your home or office smell pleasant with a reed diffuser depends on how you use your reed diffuser. The following steps can help you get the most out of your reed diffuser.
Step 1: Add the sticks into the oil
If your diffuser includes oil in the diffusing vessel, this step shouldn’t be hard. Simply take out the sticks, add them into the oil, and let them absorb the oil for some time.
However, if the scented oil comes packed individually, you will need to be more careful. Meaning, when pouring the oil into the vessel, you shouldn’t add too much. Otherwise, it will spill out when you add the sticks. Additionally, position your diffuser on a non-porous surface.
Clean any stains before putting your diffuser on a delicate surface. Once you’ve added the oil, dip your sticks inside, and wait for a few minutes until they take in the oil.
Step 2: Flip the sticks occasionally
Once you’re sure the sticks have taken in enough oil, the next thing you should do is flip your sticks from time to time. Meaning, you should put the dry unsaturated side of the sticks close to the diffusing vessel while the saturated side should be in the air.
Step 3: Reposition the sticks
Finally, dip the dry and unsaturated ends of the sticks into the vessel. That way, the saturated parts will be in the air, thereby enabling your diffuser to release the aroma into your space naturally.
If you want to refresh your reed diffuser, just repeat the previous steps and you’re good to go! It’s super simple. Last but certainly not least, place your reed diffuser out of reach of kids and animals.
What Size Reed Diffuser Should I Get?
Naturally, bigger diffusers work better in bigger rooms while smaller ones work in smaller spaces such as small bedrooms and bathrooms.
What’s The Best Place For A Reed Diffuser?
The general movement in the air and motion in the room will help circulate the aroma, so it’s suggested to place your diffuser in a high-traffic room that will help spread the scent around.
Avoid putting your reed diffuser near a door that leads outside or air conditioning units. Otherwise, your aroma will be lost. Avoid adding your reed diffuser near radiators as well because the heat can cause the scent to evaporate quickly. Matching the size of your diffuser to the size of your area is the key.
The bigger the space, the bigger the diffuser should be to release the scent around. Once you figure that out, make sure your reed diffuser isn’t in a place where children or pets can tip it over because oil stains aren’t easy to clean. Also, opt for something fresh that smells amazing without being too strong.
You can add one reed diffuser in the bathroom because most bathrooms aren’t that large. Furthermore, most surfaces in bathrooms resist oil, so you can put your diffuser on top of a countertop. The bedroom and entryway make great candidates as well. Just choose a stable surface and you’re good to go!
And if you have wood furniture, make sure to use a coaster to prevent warping and discoloration. Lastly, place your reed diffuser in a spot where it won’t get knocked over by bags and coats.
How Can I Intensify The Reed Diffuser Aroma?
The strength of the smell depends on the strength of the scented oil as well as the number of reeds. So, purchase a high-quality scented oil and flip your reeds occasionally to intensify the aroma. Furthermore, clean the vessel regularly and replace your oil completely.
How Long Do Reed Diffusers Last?
Most reed diffusers last between 2-4 months. However, it depends on the oil strength and maintenance. Usually, 100ml of diffuser oil should last between 3-4 months. However, the lifespan of every diffuser oil can be affected by air conditioning, central heating, dehumidifiers, and open and closed doors.
Since incense and candles aren’t suitable for every environment, reed diffusers can make your home or office smell lovely in a safe manner. Meaning, it’s perfect for spaces with children and pets.
And knowing how to use a reed diffuser properly helps you scent your areas with confidence. I would like to finish this article with tips that can make your diffusing process even better, so take a look.
- Flip your reeds from time to time for extra fragrance.
- Clean your reed diffuser vessel with some soap and warm water before refilling the oil.
- Put your reed diffuser on a coaster to prevent oil drips that can damage your furniture.
- Position your reed diffuser in a high-traffic spot where the scent will spread throughout the area naturally with air circulation.
- Flip all your reeds before leaving your home or office for a longer time, so that you’re welcomed by a lovely scent when you get back.
Do you have any extra tips? If so, drop a comment below! Also, don’t forget to share this valuable article with your friends and family, so they know how to make their home or office smell better!
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