Reed Diffuser Tips


Reed diffusers are yet another chapter in the fragrance story. They release your most favorite aromas into the air through a unique delivery method. Rather than releasing fragrance via the warm wax pool. A reed diffuser releases fragrance through the reeds inserted into fragrant reed diffuser oils.

Europeans have been using essential oils to fill their homes with fragrance for hundreds of years. In Mediterranean countries, empty olive oil bottles are used as vessels for the oils. For the last decade, the popularity of reed diffusers has continued to grow in the U.S. market.

A set of reeds is inserted into our specially formualted reed diffuser oils. The decorative glass container is uncapped and the fragrance naturally disperses into the air. The reeds become moist and transfer the oil into the air by capillary action. This is the same action as when paper towels absorb moisture, fresh water is pulled up through a flower stem or liquid wax is drawn through a candle wick to fuel the flame.

Reed diffusers are perfect for all those areas of your home or work space that will benefit from a constant diffusion of fragrance, but cannot be tended to as a burning candle should be. It is the perfect complement to your candle burning routine.

Good question – and a hard one to answer. Many factors affect the longevity of the reeds – such as heat and humidity, fans and air conditioners and even open windows and doors. Our development has shown that in most cases longevity is similar to the number of ounces of oil in the bottle. For example, 4 oz. of diffuser oils will last 3-4 months, 8 oz. 6-8 months and so on.

Candle-lite reeds are made of rattan. Rattan is the best material to use for a reed diffuser, as it contains channels for the oil to be carried up and out and finally scenting the air in your room.

If you notice that the fragrance intensity is weakening, we suggest you flip the reeds. We recommend that you do this on a regular basis – maybe once a week for the best possible fragrance experience.

Another excellent question and one we are frequently asked. Once reeds are totally saturated with oil, the channels will no longer pull the scent up and disperse into the air. Also, once the reeds have been saturated with a scent, you cannot use with another as the cells in the reeds would already carry the original fragrance. Candle-lite will soon be introducing a “replacement” program consisting of new reeds, oil refills and decorative ceramic vessels. Please return to our site for more “Where to buy” information.

Yes. A thorough cleaning with hot soapy water or run through a dishwasher cycle will thoroughly clean the bottle and make it suitable for reuse.

No. Oils to be used with reeds are specially formulated for the best possible transfer and fragrance emission. Other oils will only serve to clog the reeds.

Candle-lite reed diffusers contain no alcohol and are California Air Resource Board (CARB) compliant. The product is composed of reed diffuser oils approved for global use by IFRA, the International Fragrance Association.

Always keep out of the reach of young children and never ingest the reed diffuser oil. Fragrance oils may damage furniture, fabrics, painted surfaces, wood and plastics. Take care to protect your surfaces during use. Please refer to all recommendations listed on the packaging.