Reed diffusers are the hottest trend right now in home fragrancing! Rattan reeds are inserted into a glass bottle or glass jar of scented diffuser oil.

Each rattan reed contains about 20 “channels” that run the entire length of the reed. Much like “mini-straws”, these channels “suck” the oil to the top of the reeds. The scent is then naturally dispersed into the air through evaporation- leaving your home smelling wonderful!




Reed diffusers are a great way to add constant fragrance to your home. The diffuser reeds soak up the fragrance oil and disperse the scent into the air. They last until all the fragrance oil evaporates. Diffusers work really well in places where you always want it to smell nice but can’t keep an eye on a candle. Some great locations are in a foyer so you and your guests are greeted with a beautiful fragrance when you walk in, or in a powder room, closet or basement where you always want it to smell nice but you can’t always keep an eye on a candle.

How to Set Up a Reed Diffuser

Some diffusers are packaged with the oil already in the vessel.  If that is the case, simply remove the stopper and insert the reeds.  If the oil is packaged in a separate bottle, add just a few ounces of the oil to the vessel and keep the remaining oil in the bottle in a cool, dark cabinet.  The oil will stay fresh longer in a tightly sealed container.  When necessary, simply add a few more ounces of oil to the diffuser vessel to maintain the fragrance.

Use caution when inserting the reeds as sometimes the level of the fragrance oil can raise enough to spill out the top of the vessel.  It always a good idea to set up a diffuser on a non-porous surface and clean any oil drips off the vessel before placing on a delicate counter top.

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Unlike candles, reed diffusers are flame free and do not require any heat. They disperse scent into the air naturally. No flame means no soot and more importantly, no risk of fire ! This makes reed diffusers safer for your home, office, classroom, etc.

Reed diffusers have recently and rather rapidly grown to be become one of the best alternatives to candles, mainly because they offer wonderfully vibrant aromas and, for the fire-conscious, they are absolutely flame-free.

Their popularity has spread across Europe, the United States and other countries, and their fascinating history coincides with the advent, art and science of aromatherapy in which oils are blended for a variety of purposes including the heightening of a sense of well being and the introduction of a luxury scent for any home or celebration. In the midst of their growing popularity, however, current reed diffusers have also presented a number of limitations, often providing inferior performance and causing consumers to experience a disappointing purchase.

The limitations of existing reed diffusers sticks

Even though the make up of the reed diffuser base oil being supplied may be sufficient, most wooden reeds are often not porous enough, so they frequently get clogged and don’t allow the fragrance to evaporate at a constant regulated pace.

As a result, consumers often need to repeatedly flip reeds, sometimes daily, just to refresh fragrance potency.

Consequently, consumers are left with oils on their fingers, potentially and inadvertently staining clothes, furniture and other fabrics.

With these shortcomings in mind, we asked ourselves — what if there were a reed diffuser system that required no fuss, no maintenance, no flipping and provided a consistent, even evaporation of fragrance oil throughout a 30-day period? We not only asked the question, we assembled a team to innovate and provide exactly that.

The following blog explores the business of reed diffusers, how they work, the top selling fragrances in the marketplace today and a detailed description of how we’ve applied certain scientific innovations to evolve reed diffuser systems to their next, optimal level for manufacturers, distributors and consumers.

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