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Helpful Reed Diffuser Tips
Helpful Reed Diffuser Tips
Many people have never heard of a reed diffuser but once they get one, they will wish they had gotten one sooner. These esthetically pleasing, wonderful smelling decorator items are a must have for every home. They infuse your home with fantastic smelling scents. They replace the household smells of pet odors, cooking odors and musty smells with the wonderful aroma of your choice. You can change the scent in your reed diffuser according to your mood, taste and season. So what are some hints on how to get the most out of your reed diffuser?
First, place the diffusers near an open window or fan to maximize the scent through out your home
To get a stronger scent, turn the reeds often and use more reeds in the bottle.
Do not reuse the reeds. Even with the same scent, the reeds will eventually get clogged with dust and should be replaced when replacing the oil.
Decorate your glass bottles to match the decor of your room. You can add wire and pretty beads and charms to make a lovely, custom home accessory.
Fill the bottle half to three-fourths full of the scented oil.
You can re-use your glass bottle, even if you want to change the scent. To clean your bottle fill your used empty glass bottle with about a 1/4 inch of rock salt (or Morton's salt mixed with rock salt) then fill the bottle about 1/3 full with warm (not hot) water. Do not add any soaps or detergents as it will hinder, not help the cleaning process.The salt not only provides the scouring action you'll need, but also acts as a place for the oil to adhere to once it's removed from the glass. Filling the bottle more than 1/3 full does not fully allow the agitation needed to remove the oil. Too little water does not lubricate the process. Next put the cap on tightly and shake vigorously for 2-3 minutes. Allow the salt grains to crash into every nook and cranny, (Think ocean waves during a current). and drag those stubborn oil particles away from the glass. Empty the bottle and rinse. You will probably smell a small amount of residual fragrance in the bottle, but it will be so tiny that any new fragrance added to it will easily overwhelm it with no risk of contamination.
So now that you know how to get the most out of your reed diffuser, what are some of the advantages of choosing a reed diffuser over a candle, spray or other room freshener?
There is no flame so no chance of it catching on fire! In most offices, candles are not allowed to be lit so their fragrance is muted.
They are pretty, elegant and different. They can even be a conversation piece.
As stated earlier, they can be decorated to match the room.
There are so many scents to choose from. You can match the fragrance to the room. For example, maybe a spicy scent in the kitchen or dining room, a floral scent for the living room and clean, fresh scent for the bathroom.
They are long lasting. The fragrance from a good quality reed diffuser can last up to 8 months.
The fragrance can cover a wide area.
They make wonderful gifts. So much more interesting than just a candle!
Ok, by now I'm sure you are raring to having a few reed diffusers in your own home. Are there any precautions you should know about?
Keep away from children and pets. You do not want little mouths trying to drink this wonderful smelling stuff!
Keep the glass bottle on a coaster to protect surfaces just in case the oil drips.
Of course, keep the oil away from your eyes, mouth and skin.
Do not try to light the oil.
Make sure you buy a high quality reed diffuser oil. You do not want one that is made up primarily of alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol (DPG) or a combination of both.
So what are you waiting for? It's time to get a reed diffuser of your own. And buy a few for gifts for the special people in your life.
Dawn Turner, an expert in fragrance diffusion, owns TheDiffusery.com. The diffusery sells reed diffusers and Reed Diffuser Refill Oils. Dawn, a self professed scent junkie, loves to travel with her husband, listen to music and watch reality TV.