Getting The Best Out Of Your Reed Diffuser

Getting The Best Out Of Your Reed Diffuser

Reed Diffusers are becoming increasingly popular as a flame free alternative to other Home Fragrance products, such as Candles. 

Pictured above is our best selling Reed Diffuser in the Abersoch Sands scent.

They're very easy to use. Simply unscrew the cap, pop out the safety plug, re-screw the cap on tightly and add your reeds. The reeds will soak up the scent and release a pleasant fragrance into the room. 

There are many factors that contribute to how long your Reed Diffuser will last. We have found that our 100ml Reed Diffusers have generally been lasting 4-6 months, but the individual factors in your own home will mean that the performance may differ.

One of the main factors is placement. Motion in the room your Reed Diffuser is placed in and movement in the air will help circulate the scent and throw the fragrance, so it's best to place it in a high traffic area that will help with this. Avoid placing it near a window that is frequently open or likely to be opened, or near a door that leads outside, as the fragrance will be lost. Equally, it should not be placed in direct sunlight, as the heat will cause the scent to evaporate as a faster rate.

Think of your Reed Diffuser as a bouquet of flowers, giving you a subtle whiff of aroma rather than a constant room-filling scent. We recommend using 1 Reed Diffuser for smaller rooms, but 2+ for the larger rooms in your home, placed in different areas of the room. 

You should allow 24-48 hours for the reeds to soak up the liquid fully when first using your Reed Diffuser. If you feel the scent is no longer as strong a few weeks down the line, you can flip the reeds around. Try not to do this too often as this will cause the oil to disperse faster. You could also try giving the liquid itself a little swish to help the base and oil blend with one another. If you still have oil in your glass and flipping the reeds doesn’t seem to help with the scent throw, you should consider replacing your reeds.

Once your Reed Diffuser runs out, you'll be able to save your glass and purchase a Reed Diffuser Refill. This also comes with the option of adding new reeds with your refill, which we would always recommend, as reeds can become clogged after prolonged use. We would only ever recommend refilling your glass with the same scent as was in it originally. 

We recommend using a coaster or similar under your Reed Diffuser, as oil drips can cause damage to wooden, painted, leather, varnished or plastic surfaces, as well as placing away from any electrical equipment. It’s also a good idea to flip the reeds over a sink if you decide to do this.



Can definitely recommend these Reed diffusers, great aromas and excellent value for money, love the fact you can buy refill x

Sian Whitney

I definitely want to try these now!


I love the Abersoch Sands one. This is a useful read! Thank you


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