How to Make a Reed Diffuser Smell Stronger

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Does your reed diffuser lack the strong scent you were hoping for? Each person’s olfactory nerves have a different tolerance level and some can take scents stronger than others. But if you’d prefer a more fragrant home and a punchier aroma from your reed diffuser, there are ways. 

Discover clever and practical tricks and tips on how to make a reed diffuser smell stronger. That way, when you find the best reed diffuser for your home, igniting the senses, memories and more, you can adjust it to your liking.  

How to Make a Reed Diffuser Smell Stronger

Is the aroma coming from your reed diffuser a little too subtle? Then crank it up a notch. Here are some tips and tricks to make a reed diffuser smell stronger so you can enjoy its scent the moment you arrive home and beyond. 

Use Only Rattan Reeds

This tip might seem obvious. However, there are different types of reed materials. One such material is bamboo which channels the diffuser oil much differently. The way a bamboo reed’s porous interior is structured will eventually cause it to clog up, minimizing or even stopping your scent from being distributed throughout the home. Whereas reeds have small channels that allow the oil to be released up into the air, bamboo has node-like channels that block oils from dispersing. Overall, rattan reeds are simply more effective. 

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Add Enough Diffuser Sticks

If your reed diffuser is not as fragrant as you would like, you can always add more sticks. Typically, a reed diffuser will come with eight to 12 sticks. Homesick diffusers arrive with a total of eight reeds, which is all they need. Homesick reed diffusers are strong enough they won’t need more sticks. Too strong for your sensitive nose? Simply remove a reed or two.

There is one disadvantage to this tip. Adding more reeds will soak up the oil faster, shortening the life of your reed diffuser. Just something to keep in mind if you have a cherished diffuser that brings back fond memories. 

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Flip Your Reeds Regularly

Remember to flip your reeds regularly. What is regularly, exactly? Typically, you should flip the reeds once per week. However, it all depends on both the quality of the oil and reed. Homesick reed diffusers should be flipped every two to three weeks to keep the scent fresh. Our oil is exceptionally well-made and will hold the scent in a stick for far longer. Each stick gives its all, making your oil last. 

Of course, to make the scent even stronger, flip the reeds before entertaining guests. When they arrive, the smell will welcome them along with you. In fact, diffuser reeds make excellent house-warming gifts for first-time homeowners. They can put it out right away, giving their house new life.

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Replace Your Reeds

As a general rule, you should change your reeds roughly every six months. However, even when using your diffuser 24/7, many oil bottles will not last that long. For example, Homesick diffusers last two to three months. So what’s the point? Why would you ever need to change your reeds? 

When you choose to preserve a special diffuser, putting it away for the season, you might return to find the scent lacking. Never fear! It’s not the oil. It’s the reeds. And this is when it would require new ones. Over time, reeds can become clogged from dust or even from the oil itself. Their natural material just stops absorbing. However, it’s fairly easy to get new reeds and they're very inexpensive. 

Place It in a Space with Higher Traffic

Make sure the reed diffuser is placed in a high traffic area of the home. Keeping it on a side table in the corner of a room will make it more of a wallflower. Instead, allow your reed diffuser to be more sociable, mingling with the air and dispersing as you or guests pass by. Instead of placing it in a corner, keep it near an entryway or door, allowing you to pick up the scent as you enter.  

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Homesick Reed Diffusers: Still Going Strong 

Lucky for Homesick users, our reed diffusers give off a strong enough scent they likely won't need to do anything to make it stronger. In fact, you may feel you need to curtail the aroma by removing a few sticks. Ultimately, how often you turn or replace your reeds, how many you use and also where you position the diffuser in the first place all play a factor in how strong you can get it.