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Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about reeds and reed diffusers.

What are reed diffusers and how do they work ? TOP

Reed diffusers are the hottest trend right now in home fragrancing ! Rattan reeds are inserted into a glass bottle or glass jar of scented diffuser oil.

Each rattan reed contains about 20 "channels" that run the entire length of the reed. Much like "mini-straws", these channels "suck" the oil to the top of the reeds. The scent is then naturally dispersed into the air through evaporation- leaving your home smelling wonderful !

Unlike candles, reed diffusers are flame free and do not require any heat. They disperse scent into the air naturally. No flame means no soot and more importantly, no risk of fire ! This makes reed diffusers safer for your home, office, classroom, etc.

 

Are your reeds bamboo or rattan ? TOP

Our reeds are premium quality RATTAN reeds. There is a lot of misinformation on the web about reeds. Reeds are not bamboo. Perhaps people confuse rattan reeds with bamboo as rattan reeds look somewhat similar to bamboo skewers. However, bamboo reeds or chutes would not work as they do not contain the channels for the oils to wick (travel) up. Bamboo contains "nodes" which block liquid from wicking (traveling) up and scenting the air.

 

Can I re-use my reeds ? TOP

No. Once reeds have been used for a certain scent, you cannot use them for another scent. The scent that is already absorbed into your reeds will mix with the new scent and could produce undesirable scent combinations.

You should use new reeds when you switch to a new scent, if the reeds become completely saturated, or if they become clogged with dust. After prolonged use and complete saturation of the reeds, the channels can become slightly clogged. Simply replace with new reeds to get the scent rolling again !

 

What does (insert scent name here) smell like ? TOP

You can find a complete description for each of our scents by visiting our scent description page right here.

 

How long do reed diffuser oils last ? TOP

That is a difficult question. There are many factors that contribute to how long the oils last. Fans, humidity, air conditioning, heating, closed doors, open doors, dehumidifiers, etc. However, as a general rule of thumb, our 4 oz. diffuser oils will last for approximately 3-4 months and our 8 oz. diffuser oils will last for approximately 6-8 months.

 

Can I dilute the oil with water ? TOP

No. Oil and water do not mix. You'll end up with warped reeds and uneven wicking. Our reed diffuser oils are specially blended for easy wicking. There is no need to mix them or dilute them with anything.

 

How often should I flip the reeds ? TOP

Whenever you notice the scent fading a bit or want an extra surge of fragrance. In our home, we flip the reeds about once per week.

 

How often should I replace the reeds ? TOP

Replace the reeds after they permanently stop diffusing. Over time, reeds can become clogged with dust. Before replacing, flip them. This usually starts the scenting process all over again. If this doesn't work, your reeds are probably clogged with dust or overly saturated and in need of replacement.

 

What should I do if the scent doesn't seem to be diffusing ? TOP

Flip the reeds over in the bottle exposing the "wet" ends to the air. If the reeds have permanenetly stopped diffusing (due to clogging with dust for example) then simply replace them with new reeds.

 

What are the safety recommendations for reed diffusers ? TOP

Do not ingest oils. Use caution when opening bottles of oil, filling your bottles with oil or flipping your reeds as oils can damage some surfaces. Do not light reeds. Be careful not to tip over the diffuser. Use caution when utilizing reed diffusers around pets or small children. 

 

Are your products tested on animals ? TOP

Absolutely not. None of our products are tested on animals.

 

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