Reed diffusers are an excellent way to add around-the-clock scent to your home since they don’t require a power outlet or use an open flame. Below, we explain how to use a reed diffuser, offer tips for the best places to locate a reed diffuser and explain the differences between a reed diffuser and an aroma diffuser.
There are many great locations for placing reed diffusers around your home. The key is to match the size of the diffuser to the size of the room: The larger the room, the larger the diffuser needs to be to spread the scent around. Here are some great places to put a reed diffuser:
Linen closet: Keep your towels and sheets smelling good by placing a reed diffuser in the linen closet with them. Make sure that the diffuser isn’t in a place where it will tip over, as getting oil stains out of fabric can be annoying. Look for a fresh, crisp scent that smells subtle and clean without overwhelming.
Bathroom: The bathroom is often the smallest (and can be the smelliest) room in the house, which makes it a perfect candidate for an around-the-clock fragrance improvement. Most surfaces in the bathroom are also oil-resistant, so you can set the diffuser on top of a toilet or countertop, though do be careful of grout.
Bedroom: Wake up in the morning with energizing citrus or wind down at night with comforting lavender by placing a reed diffuser in your bedroom. Choose a stable surface where the diffuser won’t get knocked over and put down on a coaster if you have wood furniture to protect it from discoloration and warping.
Entryway or mudroom: Come home to a great smelling house by placing your reed diffuser in an entryway or mudroom. Since these areas are high traffic, the trick is finding an out-of-the way spot where the reed diffuser won’t get knocked over by coats and bags. If you can find a good location, you’ll significantly upgrade your entryway’s scent profile.
Reed and aroma diffusers both circulate scented oils in the air without heat. However, the mechanisms they use to accomplish this are a bit different. The small channels in the rattan sticks of reed diffusers absorb the oils, letting them travel up the sticks and releasing them into the room. In aroma diffusers, a bit of oil is added to a pad or to water and then exposed to air.
The main difference between reed and aroma diffusers is that aroma diffusers require access to an electrical outlet while reed diffusers do not. Aroma diffusers use the electricity to release the scented vapor into the air, spreading fragrances around the whole room. Thus, if you want to add fragrance to an area that doesn’t have a power outlet, reed diffusers are a great choice.
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