Essential Facts About Reed Diffusers You Need to Know

Reed diffusers are a great method to add smell to your house around the clock because they don't require a power source or an open flame. We discuss what reed diffusers are, how they work and other essential information. Keep reading to learn more.

What are Reed Diffusers?

Reed diffusers come in a variety of different sizes and styles, but the basic concept behind all of them is the same. As the name suggests, reed diffusers are made of a sealed glass container containing essential oils and liquid. When the reed diffuser is in use, the essential oils evaporate, filling the room with the fragrance.

How Do Reed Diffusers Work?

To use a reed diffuser, simply place a reed diffuser in a room, light the candle inside and leave it alone for 15-20 minutes for the oil to fill the room. Then, simply repeat. The reed diffuser comes prefilled with a low amount of oil, and the fragrance will last for two to four months, depending on how often the reed diffuser is used.

Where is the Best Place to Put Reed Diffusers?

A heavy traffic area is an optimum location for your new reed diffuser. It works great near interior entrances, corridors, restrooms, or any other transitional spot in your house where you may notice a smell shift as you travel from one area to another. When placed in a warm part of the room with strong air circulation, it will disseminate the aroma the best.

Check that air is flowing into the room through a vent that is pushing air in. Check that it is not leaving the room through an open window or a cold air return. These places can deplete the diffuser quicker and lessen the fragrance because the scent is getting sucked or blown out of the room.

How to Make a Reed Diffuser Smell Stronger

Depending on how often you use your reed diffuser and how much you use it, the fragrance can last anywhere from a month to a year. Despite this, if you want your room to smell stronger and more powerful, try the following:

  • Use more reeds. Place three in a room versus one, and this will dramatically boost the scent.
  • Make sure the reeds are placed in a spot with a lot of airflow, such as near a window or patio door.
  • Add more scent. Add more reeds or add more scent to the reeds you already have in the room. To help you further, check out our guide on finding your preferred scent.
What's the Difference Between a Reed Diffuser and an Aroma Diffuser?

They may look similar, but reed diffusers and aroma diffusers are different. Aroma diffusers are like reed diffusers but are powered by electricity. Unlike reed diffusers, aroma diffusers are designed for use in a single room and can be used in any room in the home.

How Long Do Reed Diffusers Last?

A 100 ml reed diffuser will typically last around a month. This depends on the number of reeds used; the more there are, the greater the aroma, but the less time it will last. Our online store offers reed diffuser refills should yours run out.


Reed diffusers are available in a variety of different sizes and styles, and they are an excellent way to fill your house with a scent that you love. Our top five picks are all excellent choices and are designed to last for months in a semi-continuous manner. We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions about reed diffusers, please let us know, and we'd be happy to help.

If you want to experience the benefits of reed diffusers for yourself, Scent Australia Home can help. We are an aroma store in Australia that offers essential oil products and more. Visit our online store to try it for yourself.