We’ve all seen them in stores and we’ve probably even purchased one or two. But what exactly is a reed diffuser? How do they work, and how can you get the most out of yours?
The answer to these questions depends on your needs, but there’s some general information that you need to know.
So, keep reading to find how which reed diffusers might be best for you!
How do Reed Diffusers Work?
A reed diffuser is a container with a few long skinny reeds poking out of it. The reeds have been soaked in oil that emits a scent as air flows over them, so the scent gets distributed into the room.
Reed diffusers are sometimes called “scent diffusers” because they don’t use heat to release smell as candles do, and since there isn’t any fire involved, people often consider them safer than scented candles.
There’s no open flame or wick to burn down and no smoke or odor released into the air when you blow them out.
The key difference between a reed diffuser and an air freshener is that an air freshener sprays out scents from a canister, and those scents are chemicals that have been designed to smell like things.
If you choose a spray air freshener with phthalates, it will probably contain plasticizer ingredients that can leach from the container into your food or drink as easily as bisphenol-A (BPA) does.
How to Care for Your Reed Diffuser
A common mistake that people make with reed diffusers is waiting too long to replace the sticks after they’ve used up all of the scents. When you use up all of the oil in a reed diffuser, it won’t turn off and stop releasing scent.
Instead, there will be nothing left for air to flow over and it will just sit there stinking up the place.
The way to avoid this is to put new reeds in when you notice that they’re not releasing any scent anymore, which is most likely within three months of using them.
Benefits of Reed Diffusers
You might want to know when it’s time to choose a reed diffuser instead of a scented candle. Well, reed diffusers offer many incredible benefits:
There are no heat sources involved, so they’re safer than scented candles.
It’s possible to mix different fragrances in one diffuser, creating your own custom scent combinations.
-Since you can change out the fragrances at will, they’re reusable for months (or even years) rather than being a one-shot deal like scented candles.
Reed diffusers are the perfect choice if you are looking to fill your home full of beautiful scents and improve home air quality.
Want More Information on Getting the Best Reed Diffusers?
Understanding how reed diffusers actually work in practice can help you make better decisions about which ones are best for you. That’s why we hope this article has given you all the information you need to create a sustainable home with reed diffusers.
Have fun with the different types of scents and find one that suits your personality. If you’d like more information on how to create clean home air, please visit our blog!