Can I Use Essential Oils in a Reed Diffuser?

Reed diffusers are a fantastic way to keep your home smelling fragrant and full of fresh scents. These flame-free, non-electric diffusers continuously diffuse beautiful scents naturally into the air whilst their setup offers a sleek and sophisticated look. In this blog, we answer common Q’s like ‘Can I use essential oils in a reed diffuser?’ and 'How do you set up a reed diffuser?'


How Does a Reed Diffuser Work?

Our home fragrance reed diffusers are easy to set up and don't require any real fiddling or messing around. But we still want to give you the lowdown on how to use your reed diffusers to get the most out of them. 

Step one: Unbox your reed diffuser and remove the cap/plug from your diffuser bottle.

Step two: Place your quality rattan reeds from The Essence Vault into the glass bottle and allow it to soak up the luxurious oils.

Step three: Leave the reeds to soak for a few minutes before flipping them to release the scent into your home - one of the biggest benefits of choosing reed diffusers is that they circulate fragrance 24/7. 

TEV Tip: remember to flip your reed sticks regularly to ensure you get the most out of your diffuser. However, it is important to note that the more you flip, the quicker your oil evaporates. 

A reed diffuser doesn't require heat or electricity, making it the safest option for your home, small children, and furry friends.

For more info, see our blog post, 'Paws Off! Are Reed Diffusers Safe for Pets?'


Can I Use Essential Oils in a Reed Diffuser?

Absolutely! Essential oils are natural and pure products, which means they are free from preservatives and irritating ingredients that could be tricky for people with allergies and sensitivities. 

To use essential oils in a reed diffuser, you should first dilute the essential oils in a base oil. This is for safety reasons and because essential oils are often too thick to diffuse through the reed sticks. 

Although The Essence Vault doesn’t sell refill oils for our reed diffusers, we recommend re-filling our glass bottles with good quality essential oils. 

That way, you can reuse your sleek and sophisticated diffuser bottle by replacing the reeds and oils, which is a big win for the environment and something The Essence Vault is passionate about.

But hey, if you want to try out a new scented reed diffuser from The Essence Vault, you can still enjoy making another purchase by recycling your old diffuser and knowing that all our products are vegan and cruelty-free! 

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Reed Diffuser Maintenance for the Best Fragrance

Although reed diffusers are stereotypically low-maintenance, you can do a few things to maintain and prolong the life and vibrancy of the fragrance.

Our fragrance specialists recommend the following:
  • Cleaning the bottle: Before refilling your diffuser with new essential oils and new rattan reeds, clean the container with mild soap and warm water, rinse it thoroughly and dry it completely.
  • Rotate the reed sticks: Periodically flip the reeds to refresh the fragrance emission. Over time, the reeds can become saturated and lose efficiency, so flipping them helps to optimise scent dispersal.
  • Replace the reeds: If you've noticed a decrease in the scent over time, it might be time to replace them. Reeds can become congested with dust or overly saturated and should be replaced every few months for the best fragrance diffusion.


Refreshing Your Reed Diffuser Oils

Knowing when to refresh your reed diffuser is important to maintaining fresh, uplifting, strong scents in your space.

You should ensure that you make note of your fragrance weakening. If your fragrance is no longer as strong or noticeable, this could indicate that the fragrance oil concentration has dissipated and needs replacing.

Checking in with your reed diffuser every once in a while will ensure that your space is filled with beautiful, long-lasting fragrances.

Where Should I Put My Reed Diffuser?

The answer to this question is so simple: keep your reed diffuser anywhere you spend the most time. Although the rattan reeds main job is to emit scents into the air, motion is known to help circulate scent molecules and disperse the fragrance.

So, our ideal locations for your reed diffusers include entrance hallways, bedrooms, living rooms, and kitchens. We recommend keeping your reed diffuser out of direct sunlight and heat to maintain a strong scent for as long as possible.

Discover our elegant range of fresh, fragrant Reed Diffusers from The Essence Vault today!
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