A Quick Guide to Reed Diffusers: Everything You Should Know

Fragrance is a huge contributor to the ambiance in your home. Used correctly, a soothing scent can add a relaxing mood to what would otherwise be a dull and boring room. 

What are Reed Diffusers

Reed diffusers are gaining popularity as a source of aroma in many households. They are small bottles of fragrance oil suspended in an alcohol base. These things are an effective way for you to add scent to any space in your home.

How Does a Reed Diffuser Work

Instead of having to spray your home with a fragrance spray, you simply choose the desired fragrance oil and pop it into the diffuser. Once the oil is absorbed into the reeds, they will begin to slowly release the fragrance into the air around them.

Where Should You Place Them?

The most common way to use a diffuser is in your main living area. This will allow you to enjoy the fragrance as you relax and unwind by yourself or with guests. Reed diffusers can also be used in bedrooms and bathrooms to create a relaxing atmosphere you can retreat to. They could work in offices too, but some of your colleagues might be averse to certain smells.

Tips for Using Reed Diffusers

You may be excited to get yourself a reed diffuser, but there's still more to learn! There are quirks to using these things, and we'd like to teach you more about them. Here are a few tips you can use when starting to use reed diffusers:

1. Do NOT light the reeds

You might be tempted to light the reeds themselves to get the smell out quicker. Don't do it! Reed diffusers don't work the same as incense. If you burn the reeds, you'll ruin the fragrance oil, and the diffuser will be rendered useless, not to mention you'll put yourself in danger of fire.

2. Keep the Kids Away

Reed diffusers are often kept on a shelf or table that is inaccessible to little ones. The reed diffusers are hard to see and could be a potential hazard if they are spilled ingested. Keep them away from your pets too.

4. Put It on a Coaster

If you're putting your reed diffuser on a surface that could be stained like a wooden shelf, remember to use a coaster in case some of the oil drips from the bottle. A nice wooden coaster may even give the diffuser more character.

5. Don't Forget to Replace Reed Sticks

Eventually, you'll have to replace your reed sticks. You'll know when it's time to do so if you notice it's becoming difficult for you to smell the fragrance in the air. Try flipping them over before fully committing to replacing them.


Reed diffusers are an interesting way to spruce up the smell in your home. If you're not a fan of spraying the air with chemical fragrances, you'll love the natural smell of a diffuser. Try out different oils and see (or smell) which one you like!

Start making your space smell like a refreshing sanctuary. We carry diffusers and aromas for your home that you can use to improve ambiance, mood, and the energy of any room. Find your fragrance, and make your home smell good and feel good.