REED DIFFUSER TIPS
REED Diffusers – the flameless alternative for home fragrance.
First things first – let’s talk safety.
- Keep your diffusers away from children and pets.
- Do not ingest fragrance oil. Contact your physician or poison control immediately if accidental ingestion occurs.
- Place diffusers on a stable, flat surface – in an area where it will not get knocked over or disturbed
- Never place a diffuser directly on a finished surface or allow the fragrance oil to come in contact with a finished surface; the diffuser oils can and will cause permanent damage to many furnished surfaces, fabrics or materials. Use a plate, a coaster and extreme care.
- Never light the ends of diffuser reeds
- Keep diffusers away from open flames and heat
Now that we covered those bases, let’s discuss how room diffusers can make the room amazing.
- Place your diffusers out in the room a day or more before your guests arrive. The complex fragrance oils and/or essential oils saturate the reeds or delivery system, and deliver continuous fragrance to the room.
- If you are the type that likes more fragrance in the room, discreetly place more than one diffuser in the room, or CAREFULLY remove and reverse the direction of the reeds. However, be careful – if you drip or fling that oil onto a finished surface, it could cause damage; best to do that (carefully) over a sink or some other place away from the table or piano.
- Look for fragrances that suit you, the room and the time of day. Some fragrances and essential oils can easily overpower a small room, while others are much more subtle. Citrus and floral fragrances are good for open, airy and large rooms, and typically take less reeds to create the desired effect; so don’t be afraid to remove a reed or two if you find that to be the case. Wood notes and resins on the other hand are amazing, but often require more reeds or diffusers dispersed through the room to create the ambiance that you are looking for.
- Refill and replenish the fragrance oil levels when the bottle becomes half empty. Replace reed sticks every six months.
- Don’t be afraid to mix and match fragrances to match your personal style.
- Use a fragrance diffusers on a side table or in a book shelf to give height near photo frames, books and other items. Like a flower vase, the varying heights can add interest to the space.
- Unlike a candle, look for areas where subtle drafts can carry the fragrance and waft it across the room. A ceiling fan or an open window often provide the perfect opportunities to propel the fragrance to the far corners of the room.
- Use fragrance diffusers when it just isn’t practical to have an open flame.
Candles are awesome – here’s how to use them correctly.
- During each candle use, it is recommended to burn long enough to liquefy the entire top layer of wax (which can take a few hours). Allowing the candle to liquefy from edge-to-edge will keep the opening wide and preventing tunneling.
- If more fragrance is desired, flip the reeds in a diffuser every other week.
- Trim candle wicks to 1/4″ before each use. This will help prevent soot and extend the life of the candle. Do not drop matches or other flammable items into the candle.
- Keep candles away from curtains or anything around the candle that could ignite. Keep in mind that curtains and other objects can move and come into contact with a burning flame. Do not burn candles in a draft.
- Always keep candles in sight when in use and keep away from children and pets. Diffusers are useful for places where you want to provide fragrance but can’t keep an eye on a candle.
- Never move a burning candle. Allow the candle to cool and wax to solidify before moving. The candle, container and/or wax can become extremely hot when in use.
- Use a candle plate to protect surfaces. Never put a candle directly on a surface that is flammable or could be damaged by heat or oil.
- If candle wick develops a mushroom tip, extinguish the candle, allow to completely cool and remove the tip by pinching between fingers using a tissue. This will ensure your candle burns evenly and prevent excess wick debris from falling into the candle.
For more Candle Safety Rules please visit the NCA’s Candle Safety Page www.candles.org/fire-safety-candles