REED DIFFUSER - COMMON QUESTIONS


How long will my Diffuser last?

There are many factors that contribute to how long the oils last. Fans, humidity, air conditioning, heating, closed doors, open doors, dehumidifiers, etc.

Ideally, our 100ml Reed Diffusers will last up to 3 months. This can vary based on a variety of factors, such as airflow, ambient humidity, ambient temperature and the number of reeds used.

My Diffuser is too strong. What can I do?

In small spaces or rooms with little airflow Reed Diffusers can be quite strong. If this is the case reduce the number of Reeds in the Diffuser. This can help increase the life of your diffuser too.

Remember to wash your hands after handling saturated Reeds.

How often should reeds be changed?

We recommend changing the reeds with each new bottle of fragrance. This is because the reeds can become clogged with fragrance and dust, stopping them from working efficiently.

Can I use different scents in different rooms?

Yes! Then you’ll walk from one scent to another. Since scents trigger feelings, reed diffusers can create an environment of feelings that changes from one space to another. Consider the many variations of positive feelings: uplifted, romantic, relaxed, cheerful, generous, optimistic, reminiscent and more.

Scents need only be subtle to trigger the odor receptors in the brain and produce the the desired results. Example: a store might want its customers to feel optimistic and uplifted so that they are in a buying mood. Or, a homeowner may want his/her guests to return to childhood warmth while visiting a holiday party. What triggers your emotions?

How many reeds should I put in the bottle?

6 to 10reeds will diffuse plenty of scent with our fragrance diffuser oils. If the bottle neck is a little wider, 12-15 reeds look and diffuse fine too.

Can I dilute Fragrance oil with water to make a diffuser blend?

No. Oil and water don’t mix. The viscosity is totally different too. You’ll end up with uneven wicking and warped reeds.

Will airing out the reeds outside “clean” them? 

No. The reeds are saturated with oil. Oil doesn’t evaporate in the same way that water does. The molecules are far too dense. It would be somewhat like trying  to “clean” your dirty clothes by hanging them on a clothesline. After a day or two, they might not smell like whatever has soiled them, but the soil is still there.

My bottle is not empty but my fragrance doesn’t seem to be diffusing.

Add new reeds and your fragrance oil will start up again. Turn over once to expose oil-moistened sticks to air. The oil will continue to wick up the sticks and scent your room for several months. Turn sticks occasionally to refresh scent~ once a week should be adequate.

Can I reuse my reeds?

No. Once reeds have been used for a certain scent, you cannot use them for another scent. The scent that is already absorbed into your reeds will mix with the new scent and could produce undesirable scent combinations.

You should use new reeds when you switch to a new scent, if the reeds become completely saturated, or if they become clogged with dust. After prolonged use and complete saturation of the reeds, the channels can become slightly clogged. Simply replace with new reeds to get the scent rolling again !

Can I dilute the oil with water?

No. Oil and water do not mix. You'll end up with warped reeds and uneven wicking. Our reed diffuser oils are specially blended for easy wicking. There is no need to mix them or dilute them with anything.

How often should I flip my reeds?

Whenever you notice the scent fading a bit or want an extra burst of fragrance. In our home, we flip the reeds about once per week.

How often should I replace the reeds?

Replace the reeds after they permanently stop diffusing. Over time, reeds can become clogged with dust. Before replacing, flip them. This usually starts the scenting process all over again. If this doesn't work, your reeds are probably clogged with dust or overly saturated and in need of replacement.

What should I do if the scent stops diffusing?

Flip the reeds over in the bottle exposing the "wet" ends to the air. If the reeds have permanently stopped diffusing (due to clogging with dust for example) then simply replace them with new reeds.

How many reeds should I put in a bottle?

It is a matter of preference really. More reeds diffuse more scent. We usually put between 6 and 10 reeds in a bottle.

How full should I fill my reed diffuser bottle?

Some suggest halfway and others suggest 3/4 full. We suggest filling your glass bottle 3/4 of the way full. That's how we have them in our own houses.

Can I cut my reeds to make them a little shorter?

Yes ! You can cut reeds to any length you’d like. Just use a sharp scissors and snip to the desired length. If the ends of the reed become a little crimped (often caused by using scissors that need to be sharpened) then just roll the end of the reeds between your fingers and they will regain their shape. Cutting your reeds will not affect the wicking process or the diffusion of the oils. After all, the reeds you buy from ANY retail source have been cut from long lengths of reed to begin with. Be sure to cut your reeds BEFORE you place them in any oil. If they have already been placed in oil, don’t cut them as the oil can get on your delicate surfaces and damage them.  Also, those with sensitive skin may experience a little redness if the oil gets on their skin.

Where should I position my new reed diffuser?

Positioning your reed diffuser near a source of airflow, such as a vent or a window, will help the fragrance spread faster throughout the room. The downside is that this will also decrease the life span of your reed diffuser as oil dissipates at a faster rate. Try placing your reed diffuser away from air conditioning or vents first and see if the scent is sufficient for your own personal tastes.

My reed diffuser does not smell as strongly as it used to even though there is still plenty of oil in the bottle. What can I do?

Try flipping the reeds whenever you’d like a stronger fragrance. This simple repositioning will help to kick-start the diffusion process. Don’t flip too often, however – the more often you flip your reeds the faster the oil will dissipate. Also- giving the bottle a gentle “swish” or two can help to blend the ingredients of the oil and strengthen the scent. Sometimes the reeds are completely saturated with oil and over time, they can become clogged. If you still have oil in the bottle and flipping the reeds doesn’t seem to help, consider replacing your reeds.

My reed diffuser is too strong. Is there anything I can do?

If you find that the fragrance emitted by your reed diffuser is too strong, simply remove some of the reeds. The less reeds you have in the bottle the slower the oil will dissipate throughout the room and the less potent it will be. As the formula is designed for optimal wicking action, we do not recommend adding anything to the oil itself.