The Complete Guide on How to Use a Reed Diffuser

The complete guide on how to use a reed diffuser | How do you use a reed diffuser | What are the benefits of a reed diffuser

When it comes to our homes, there are many ways to create the perfect atmosphere. Something as simple as a scent can transform any room into a vision of freshness, relaxation or comfort. While candles might be the first method that comes to mind (and we do love them!), there are countless ways to add a little extra ambiance. A reed diffuser is a great option for filling a room with lovely aromas without the need for a flame or plug-in. 

You can place a reed diffuser in your office to freshen up the space, in your bedroom to relax while you sleep, or add one to your kitchen windowsill to enjoy in the morning. Reed diffusers disperse our favorite scents, with the added benefits of flexibility in placement and peace of mind without a candle’s flame.

You may be wondering, what is a reed diffuser? We've put together a guide with answers to some common questions you might have, plus we share how you can use a reed diffuser.

What is a reed diffuser? 

A reed diffuser is a combination of a scented oil and a method of dispersing that scent, via the reeds. At Prosperity Candle, our Happiness Reed Diffusers use a 100% natural, vegan base that is entirely alcohol-free, allergen-free, VOC-free, phthalate-free and paraben-free. This ensures a clean aroma that you don’t have to think twice about.

 

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How does a reed diffuser work? 

We use reeds that are all natural, undyed and sustainably harvested, made from a material called rattan. When you place reeds in the diffuser, they naturally allow the fragrance oil to flow upwards and evaporate into the air, creating a long-lasting scent. 

How do you use a reed diffuser? 

Reed diffusers offer a simple alternative to candles or plug-ins. First, uncap the bottle by carefully removing the cork and set it aside to recap at a later time. Place 4-8 reeds into the open bottle to begin gently dispersing the scent. After 10 minutes, we suggest flipping the reeds so the saturated ends are in the air. Once you’re satisfied with the reed arrangement, set the diffuser discretely on a shelf or choose to display it as a focal point of your room. 

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How many sticks should you put in a diffuser?

This is completely up to you! If you’d like a stronger fragrance, add in more reeds and occasionally flip them so the saturated ends are in the air to allow for more of the oils to evaporate and disperse. Our reed diffusers come with a set of 8 reeds, so you can find the perfect level to set the mood in your home. With our Happiness collection, choose a scent that inspires you most, from the bright citrus island air to the refreshing mountaintop breeze. These unique, refreshing scents made with premium ingredients will remind you of your favorite places. 

How long do the reeds last in a diffuser? 

The lifespan of a reed diffuser depends on the number of reeds you insert and how long you keep the reeds in during each use. From our experience, our 4-ounce bottle will last at least 3 months (taking on a new meaning of “set it and forget it”). When you’re finished with the bottle, it can be recycled like any other glass or repurposed into another home staple.

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Benefits of reed diffusers

Reed diffusers offer a nice twist to your home’s character. You can add a small touch of comfort with a treasured scent to your home, or use it as a staple for tonight’s dinner ambiance. Its compact nature allows it to blend with your home’s decor on a shelf or window sill, or be the main focus on the coffee table or kitchen counter. Reed diffusers also make a wonderful gift when visiting family and friends.

The design of our our diffusers offers a more natural decor alternative to many others, including plug-ins and battery powered diffusers that stick out or unexpectedly emit a mist whenever you walk by. You can easily create a relaxing aroma in any room of the house. Like candles, you should always place them out of reach of children and pets so they don't get accidentally knocked over.

If you’re curious, we offer a variety of Happiness reed diffuser scents to remind you of your favorite places. Now that you know how to use a reed diffuser, we hope you try out this alternative way to scent your home and create your own unique atmosphere! 


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