Reed diffusers are a great way to add scent to your space constantly.
One major advantage that reed diffusers have over other fragrance dispensing tools is that they don’t require too much attention when they have been put in place. They don’t require electricity like a humidifier and are not likely to cause a fire if unattended to, unlike a candle.
When placed in a room, reed diffusers can generally perform their functions with little to no actions required from you. However, as a means to make the most out of them, there are simple tips and tricks you can adopt. These tips can help you maximize their scents and improve their lifespan.
We have highlighted a couple of tips that can help;
PICK THE RIGHT LOCATION
You can place your reed diffuser in a high traffic area of the room, this would boost air circulation and help to ensure that the fragrance is dispersed around the space effectively. You can also consider placing your reed diffuser close to an entrance so you, as well as your guests, are greeted by the scent upon arrival.
SELECT THE RIGHT BOTTLE SIZE FOR THE RIGHT SPACE
To make the most out of your reed diffuser, you want to make sure you pick a bottle size that is equivalent to the space size of the room you want to place it in. Going for a smaller bottle in a big space would mean that enough fragrance won’t get diffused into the air. If you don’t want to opt for a bigger bottle, you can choose to go for multiple bottles instead and place them in different parts of the room.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE ALL YOUR REEDS AT ONCE
Upon purchase, you can choose to divide your reeds and use them one set at a time. This would help you have spare reeds available to make a change of reeds when you deem fit. You should however note that this can affect the intensity of the fragrance being diffused into the room. Basically, the more the reeds, the stronger the scent.
However, for diffusers with mild scents, dividing or using less than the number of reeds that came along with it might not be advisable. In this instance, we will suggest you stick to using the total number of reeds that come in the pack.
FLIP YOUR REEDS
Flipping the reeds of your diffuser is the most effective way to make the most out of your reed diffuser. Flipping the reeds will help to boost the diffusion of the fragrance into the air. Depending on the flipping instructions that come with your package, you can flip your reeds once every week or every other week. It is important to note that the more you flip your reeds, the more fragrance is diffused and the quicker your diffuser is exhausted.
KEEP YOUR REED DIFFUSER AWAY FROM DIRECT SUNLIGHT
When exposed to direct sunlight or high heat, fragrances evaporate faster and lose their potency. So placing your reed diffusers in an area where they can be exposed to sunlight is not so ideal.
CHANGE THE OIL AND REEDS
When you purchase a reed diffuser, it is ideal to purchase a refill of the same fragrance especially if you like the scent. This means that when your diffuser gets exhausted, you can make a replacement with the refill instead of buying a new one. To get the most out of your diffuser, make sure you clean the bottle before filling it with the refill; this is more ideal than topping up old oil. Also, with a change of oil, ensure that you also change the reeds. Reeds tend to trap dirt and get clogged after constant use and this can cause more harm than good to you and your environment. Getting extra sets of reeds with your refill can be the best option.
With proper usage habits, reed diffusers can last for as long as 2 months and more, and this makes them an ideal option for when you want to have a constant supply of fragrance in your space. They can be a hassle-free and safe option for fragrances in your space. We have a diverse collection of diffusers you can browse here.