A Reed diffuser is a flameless, sootless, fuss-free method
The Station reed diffuser consists of 2 oz. of reed diffuser oil in the fragrance of your choice in an amber bottle. Six reeds are included. You can put the reeds right in this bottle or you can pour the reed diffuser liquid in a container of your choice that fits your decor or personality. Dollar stores often carry cute jars and bottles perfect for this purpose. Please read below for more information about reed diffusers.
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Reed Diffuser Information
The reeds used for oil diffusing are actually made of reed, not wood, but sometimes resemble bamboo and thus referred to as bamboo reeds. True reed is the only fiber that can wick up the diffuser oil, carry it to the top surface of the reed to disperse vibrant scent into the air.
Diffuser oils are not the same as standard fragrance oils. Reed diffuser oil is specifically formulated with an enhancing agent for maximum wicking and optimum scent dispersion. Standard fragrance oils are too thick to diffuse properly through the reed. Each scent must be tested with the enhancing agent to ensure high quality reed diffusion. Do not be misinformed that there is a set formula of 50% enhancing agent and 50% fragrance oil. The formula must be perfected.. too thick and you have a clogged reed, too thin and you will have the oil evaporating very fast. Diffuser oil attempts from standard fragrance oil and a "cutting agent" (such as D.P.G. or alcohol) will result in a product that will not wick properly as these cutting agents will make the oil adhere (stick) to the reeds rather than allowing it to wick up the reeds. Also, such cutting agents are flammable which defeats what reed diffusing is: flameless aromatherapy.
Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't matter. It does! Oils which are diluted will not wick up the reeds. Reed diffuser oil has to be formulated to be the correct consistency. Don't think a higher price will mean a better product. These are top quality reed diffusers!
How to Use your Reed Diffuser
Insert the reed sticks into your reed diffuser bottle and arrange to your satisfaction. The reeds should be spread as wide apart as possible to expose more reed area to the air. Fragrance will be more widely dispersed if there is more reed area exposed to the air. Allow up to 48 hours for the diffuser oil to be absorbed into the reeds. Flip the reeds (i.e., take the reeds out of the bottle and expose the moistened ends of the reeds) about once a week. As the diffuser oil gets lower in the bottle, more frequent "flipping" may become necessary.
Can I use my used reeds in another fragrance?
Using your reeds in another fragrance is not recommended as the reeds will have the original scent saturated into them and it isn't possible to "clean" them thoroughly. You won't get a pure scent transfer.
Can I use my reed diffuser oil as body oil or in a candle warmer?
No. Reed diffuser oil is not for body use and should not be heated.
How long will reed diffuser oil last?
There isn't an exact answer. There are lots of factors (air flow, quality of the diffuser, number and length of reeds, temperature, etc.)
What are the safety factors concerning the use of reed diffusers?
When using a reed diffuser, be careful to place it somewhere where children and pets can't knock it over. Diffuser oil (as well as any fragrance oil) can damage many surfaces so be careful when flipping the reeds. Other ways to bring scent into your home:
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