The Benefits Of Scented Reed Diffusers
The Benefits Of Scented Reed Diffusers
There are many benefits of reed diffusers over other means of adding a wonderful fragrance to your home and many people believe that there is no better way to fragrance your living space than a reed diffuser. As diffusers assume increasing popularity as a means of not only offering a home a wonderful fragrance but also oriental-looking home accents, an increasing number of candle businesses are offering electrical and reed diffusers as part of their range.
So why exactly are so many people considering reed diffusers rather than the more easy to use electrical oil diffusers, or even scented candles? In fact the scented candle business is not dropping but actually increasing, and with it so are sales of reed diffusers. The reason might be that people are turning to reeds rather than electrically heated equivalents that cost more money as power costs increase.
With a reed diffuser all you need are the reeds themselves, a jar or container and the fragrant oil – the reeds will last a long time before they become blocked – and then only if you permit them to dry out. Perhaps that needs a little explanation, so here is how the various types of home fragrances work.
Perfumed sprays are often used where bad odours are localized, such as in toilets and where you have pets. A quick spray generally masks the odour, though some can chemically react with the chemicals that create the bad smell and neutralize them. However, some of these sprays smell almost as bad the original odour! They are short lasting and generally do not offer the same delicate fragrances that those below do.
Scented candles have essential oils mixed with the wax, so when the wax burns the essential oils are released. Candles offer the benefits of continuous emission of fragrant oil vapour so that the rooms in which they are used smell good for more than just the short period for which a perfumed spray is active.
Another benefit of scented candles is that they are available in a very wide range of shapes, colours and perfumes, and many of them are akin to mini works of art. People use perfumed candles in their homes as others would use figurines – to decorate the room visually as well as to provide it with a range of beautifully smelling fragrances that can be changed to suit your mood.
Diffusers work through heat evaporating essential oils and releasing them into your room. The term ‘essential’ in relation to oils indicates those which offer pleasant fragrances, such as rose, lavender, sandalwood, musk and many, many others. In essence, they work in much the same way as candles, only rather than a living flame heating up the essential oil bound in the wax, an electric current heats up a resistor, as in an electric fire, that reaches a temperature sufficient to evaporate the oil, thus releasing its fragrant vapour.
During operation, they are plugged into an electrical socket. Those with a cable can be set in your room anywhere you want, although you can also get diffusers that have a plug attached directly to it so that the diffuser is connected right at the socket.
Reed Diffusers use no energy, except perhaps the natural warmth of your room. The essential oil is poured into a bottle or a jar, often beautifully designed and crafted just for this purpose, and a number of reeds are placed into the bottle. Reed diffusers use proper reeds such as rattan canes, with a spongy inside that absorbs the oil. Many try the same thing with bamboo canes or twigs, but it doesn’t work because the reed must contain capillaries that suck up the oil, which itself is a light essential oil that can be drawn up the reeds by capillary action and then evaporated at room temperature into your home.
The Benefits of Reed Diffusers
The benefits of reed diffusers over the other type of diffusers are that they do not need electricity and they last longer than candles. There is no problem with living flames when you have young children and pets in your home, and they look a lot better than their electrical counterparts do. You can leave them all night and they will work continuously with no danger from a flame or electricity.
For those who use them, the benefits of reed diffusers far outweigh any disadvantages they may offer, although it is difficult to think of one. They are inexpensive, look fabulous and modern and the fragrance they provide to your home is simply magnificent. Not only that, but the range of perfumes that reed diffusers can provide to your home is limited only by the essential oils that nature can provide.