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Reed Diffusers are becoming very popular in the field of aromatherapy, while they also provides a pleasant and refreshing home scent. The reed diffuser is smoke, wax, mess, and flame free. The simple elegance of the reed diffuser design enhances the aesthetics of any room environment.
The reed diffuser releases a refreshing fragrance for months at a time and a reed diffuser can be placed almost anywhere, even the office. With the right materials and very easy preparation, you can use essential oils for aromatherapy scenting in a reed diffuser.
 
To prepare a reed diffuser to work properly with your essential oils, you need the following :
 
1. Reed (Available at Silky Scents™)
 
2. Reed Diffuser Base (Available at Silky Scents™)
3. Your Choice of oil : Essential Oil or Perfume Oil (Available at Silky Scents™)  
4.  A Container (Vessel) (Such as any glass or bottle of your choice )
 Please read below for the description of each.

 

 

 

 

Reeds

 

 
 
The "reed" in a reed diffuser delivers the essential oil with a distinct yet simple wicking system of reeds. The oil seeps up through the reeds of the reed diffuser allowing the scent to fill the room. For optimal diffusion you really need to be using reeds made of Rattan (A climbing palm). The bamboo diffusers are not able to diffuse nearly as effective as rattan reeds, especially for essential oils.

 

Here is why:

 
Rattan Reed Ends Bamboo Ends  
 
Each rattan reed contains about 20 "channels" that run the entire length of the reed. Much like "mini-straws", these channels "suck" the oil to the top of the reeds. The scent is then naturally dispersed into the air through evaporation and leaving your home smelling wonderful!

However, bamboo reeds or chutes would not work as they do not contain the channels for the oils to wick (travel) up. Bamboo contains "nodes" which block liquid from wicking (traveling) up and scenting the air.

The more reed sticks used, the more aroma will be diffused. The number of reeds depends on the strength of the oil, the size of the room, and your desire for the scent. The average is 10 to 12 reeds per diffuser. Start with less reeds and you can always add more later. Remember, never try to wash a used reed and use it for a different oil.

To make sure the reeds continue to diffuse:

* Once a week, flip the reed sticks so that the “dry” side of the sticks is in the bottle and the saturated end is in the air (Best to do this in your kitchen sink).

* Once every 2 to 3 months change the reeds with new and fresh ones. Because the sticks will be totally saturated, and the cells in the reeds get somewhat clogged losing their ability to pull the scent up into the reeds and diffuse the oil into the room.

* Once every few months, check the oil level and add more oil mixed with "Reed Base" if necessary.

 

Silky Scents™ reeds are
premium quality
RATTAN reeds.
 
 

Silky Scents™

12" Rattan Reeds
12 Reeds $1.95

 24 Reeds

$3.70
100 Reeds $11.25
 
   
 

 

 

 

                  Reed Diffuser Base

 

 
 

You can either use essential oils for therapeutic effects or just Perfume oils for scenting a room. Although, rattan reeds are the best for wicking up the oil, you still need to mix your oil with the "Reed Diffuser Base". The reed diffuser base is specially formulated to aide your oil in wicking up the reeds. The "Reed Diffuser Reed" does not have any alcohol.

To prepare your oil for the reed diffuser, typical formulations is :

* Essential Oils : Mix about 80% Reed Diffuser Base, with about 20% Essential Oil.

* Perfume Oils : Mix about 2.5 oz  Reed Diffuser Base, with about 1.5 oz Perfume Oil.

Reed Diffuser Base

The more reed diffuser base you add the more mellow the scent of the essential oil becomes to the point that it serves it's therapeutic effect without creating a headache. You can start this experiment with mixing up small amounts of the essential oil with the reed diffuser base, and each time write down the percentage mixed until you reach the desired mixture to make a larger amount. Remember, every time you change the essential oil, you have to search for a new mixing formula, which means you would need a different percentage of the new essential oil and the diffuser base mixture.

The base mixes well with fragrance oils and enhances the capillary action, encouraging the diffuser oil to travel up the reed diffuser sticks where the scent can be effectively dispersed into the environment. A formulation with too much Essential or Perfume oil will not effectively migrate up the reeds, and will hinder effective scent dispersion.

 
Why Not Alcohol?
Alcohol is less dense and evaporates quickly at a much lower temperature than water. When you mix alcohol with your oil, it evaporates at the room temperature, and with it, your oil evaporates at a quick and undesirable rate from the oil surface before even going through the reeds. That's why a cologne's scent does not last on the body too long, because the alcohol in the cologne evaporates with the body temperature which causes the scented oil in the cologne to dissipate. But perfume oils do not have alcohol so they last all day on the body.
 
 

 

Silky Scents™

Reed Diffuser Base
8 oz $6.85
16 oz $9.65
8 lbs. $57.75
 
   
 

 

 

 

                  Choice of Oil

 

 
 
Your Choice of oil : Essential Oil or Perfume Oil  
You Can choose either Essential Oils or Perfume Oils in your Reed Diffuser.
 
    * Essential Oils : Use Essential Oils to benefit from the therapeutic effects, as well as scenting your room. Essential Oils must be pure before mixing with the Reed Diffuser Base. Do not add carrier oils (Such as Sweet Almond), DPG (Dipropylene glycol), water, or alcohol. Do not use essential oils mixed with Jojoba oil, the oil must be pure. Also, make sure to choose an essential oil that is safe for diffusing. Some essential oils, such as Birch, are not recommended for diffusing.

 

    * Perfume Oils : Perfume oils are synthetic with no therapeutic benefits, but they sure smell wonderful and can do a great job scenting your room. Make sure you use perfume oils not colognes, because perfume oils do not contain alcohol. Do not mix your perfume oil with alcohol, water, carrier oils (Such as Sweet Almond), or DPG (Dipropylene glycol). Silky Scents™ offers both "Traditional" and "Designer" perfume oils.

 

If you are not sure whether you will like the scent of your selected oil (Essential oil or perfume oil), order samples or a small amount to examine the scent.

Silky Scents™ offers a large selection of both Essential Oils and Perfume Oils.

 
 
 

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Essential Oils
Perfume Oils
 
 
   
 

 

 

 

                  The Container

 

 
 

Finally, you need the reed diffuser container to put your reeds and the mix oil in. Use your imagination to decorate your Reed Diffuser

With Flowers With Candles Decorative Dishes
 
Marbles Shells Handmade Arts
 
 
Diffuser Fragrant Oil Base (Unscented)

Empty Bottles

for

Reed Diffusers

 

Round Glass Bottle

(For Reed Diffuser)

With its simple and elegant round design, this bottle fits into any home decor. The wooden caps have a protective metal ring to prevent staining from the oils. These wooden caps come in a natural state ready for staining or painting.
Reed Diffuser Glass Bottle (Round)
Included is a plastic plug which allows for easy transporting of oil in the bottle. (3 oz bottle).
 

$7.95 each

 
 

 

 

Square Glass Bottle

(For Reed Diffuser)

 
This simple and elegant square design, the bottle fits into any home decor. The wooden caps have a protective metal ring to prevent staining from the oils. These wooden caps come in a natural state ready for staining or painting.
Included is a plastic plug which allows for easy transporting of oil in the bottle. (6.6 oz bottle).
Reed Diffuser Glass Bottle (Square)
 
 

$8.95 each

   
 

 

Reed Diffuser Starter Kits

 
 

Round Glass Starter Kit

 
Includes: 3 oz Round Glass Bottle with Wooden Cork, 24 of 10" Rattan Reeds and 16 oz Diffuser Oil Base. Included is a plastic plug which allows for easy transporting of oil in the bottle.
(Fragrance or essential oil sold separately).

 

$18.10 each (Save $3.20)

 

Square Glass Starter Kit

 
Includes: 6.6 oz Square Glass Bottle with Wooden Cork, 24 of 10" Rattan Reeds and 16 oz Diffuser Oil Base. Included is a plastic plug which allows for easy transporting of oil in the bottle.
(Fragrance or essential oil sold separately).

$19.95 each (Save $3.35)

 
 

 
 

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                  Warning!

 

 

 
Keep Reed Diffusers
Out of the Reach of
Children & Destructive Adults
 

 

 
 

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