REEDS & SCENTS

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FAQ

REED DIFFUSERS

  1. What are "Reed Diffusers" and how do they work?

    Reed diffusers are the best alternative to candles. Vibrant scents. No risk of fire. Reed diffusers have a wonderful aromatic scent while being flame-free. Absolutely no heat is needed. This makes them safe for classrooms, offices, nursing homes, homes. Each 2.75 mm or 3 mm reed stick contains 20 or more individual cellular sections that run from top to bottom of the reed- like 20 micro-mini straws, totally open to pull liquid from bottom to top. This wicks the fragrance from inside the bottle, carries it to the top surface of the reed, and releases the fragrance into the air naturally.

  2. Do reed diffuser oils have to include alcohol or DPG?

    No. You don't need alcohol or DPG to make the reed diffusers "work". Our reed diffuser oils are complete as you receive them. In fact, the cheap imported reed diffuser oils have a high alcohol/and/or/DPG content so that they will evaporate faster (and get used up so that you have to buy more). They also have less of the essential oil base that makes up the reed diffuser oil.

  3. What should we look for in Reed Diffuser oil quality?

    Reed diffuser oils should be formulated and created to high standards obtainable in reputable North American and European fragrance labs. Reed Diffuser oils from most parts of Asia may contain any variation of unregulated ingredients. Our reed diffusers contain no DPG and no alcohol.

  4. What size reed sticks (and how many) should I use?

    Use as many as will fit the diameter of the bottle neck. 12 is usual.In terms of length, you want the reeds to stick out of the bottle at least as much as the height of the bottle. We have reeds in 10", 12", and 15" lengths. Use whichever length looks best to you. You don't want them to be top-heavy so that they are apt to get toppled. (For example, don't use 15" reeds in a 3" tall bottle.) Usually you want the reeds sticking out of the bottle more than equivalent to the height of the bottle.

  5. How long do Reed Diffusers last? How do I use them?

    Our reed diffuser oils last for months. It's not possible to say precisely how long. They're subject to environmental factors: closed doors, open doors, dehumidifiers, air conditioning, etc.

    Pour the oil into the diffuser bottle, insert sticks. 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. When the oil is finally used up, simply pour in an oil refill and replace the diffuser sticks.

     


  6. Why can't I just re-use my sticks over and over again?

    Once the sticks are totally saturated, the cells in the reeds get somewhat clogged and lose their ability to pull the scent up into the reeds and throw the fragrance into the room. Needless to say, you definitely can't move the reeds to a different scent of oil- because the cells will be clogged with the previous scent of fragrance diffuser oil. You won't get a pure scent transfer. Reeds are very inexpensive so you can replace them by having a small stock on hand in your favorite size.

  7. My reed diffusers don't seem to be scenting the room as strongly as I would like. What's wrong?

    If you've flipped your reeds so that moist reed ends are sticking up, perhaps you're trying to scent too large of a room. You might need more than one bottle of reed diffuser- placed in opposite corners- for optimum results. Also, if your room has an active Air Conditioning, air exchange system or frequent door opening to the outside, it may affect results.

  8. 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, and reminiscent.

  9. Can I just add a vegetable oil carrier to make Reed Diffuser Oil from Fragrance oils? Can I use my candle oils or other oils "as is"?

    No. Reed Diffuser oils are oils that have been designed for maximum wicking and optimum fragrance dispersion. Standard fragrance oils are too thick to diffuse properly through the reed. It's not just a matter of adding x ounces of some kind of diluted liquid. Each essential oil or fragrance oil has different characteristics of scent components and viscosity. Achieving the right formula for each fragrance diffuser oil requires the skills of an experienced perfumer / fragrance chemist).

  10. How many reeds should I put in the bottle?

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

  11. How much Reed Diffuser Oil should I put in the diffuser bottle?

    Start out with a full or half full bottle of oil. 4 to 8 oz of oil in a typical 8 oz bottle. This will not only allow the oil to enter from the ends of the reed, but also, to permeate the reed sides too. The diffusion will take place faster and stronger. The fragrance will continue to diffuse as long as there's any amount of diffuser oil in the bottle. However, if you start with just 2 oz., it will take a much longer amount of time for the oil to begin diffusing, since it will be wicking purely through the capillary action on the bottom ends of the reeds.

  12. 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.

  13. Should I remove the reeds from the bottle and re-cork the oil at night?

    There's no advantage to re-corking the bottle at night. In fact, removing the reeds that frequently will result in loss of oil from spilling and splashing oil from the reed ends every day. Not necessary. Just put the reed diffuser in place and leave it.

  14. 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. Occasionally reeds may become saturated. 

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