What does your home smell like? Sicilian mandarin, hibiscus or maybe vanilla? Whatever aroma you choose, a reed diffuser is a must-have. Almost everyone now has a set consisting of wooden sticks and a stylish glass bottle with oil at home. This is how reed diffusers look. They are designed to ensure that your abode is always filled with your favorite fragrance.
What is a reed diffuser?
Unlike candles or electric diffusers, reed diffusers do not require any flames or batteries. Instead, they use wooden sticks (reeds) to pull the fragrance oils from the bottom of the bottle to the top of the reed, where the scent then evaporates into the air.
How does a reed diffuser work?
You choose the necessary fragrance, open the package and pour the right amount of oil into a glass container. When using it for the first time, it is recommended to insert just 2-3 sticks into the bottle and find an ideal place for it within the house. It is important to know that the aroma will fully manifest itself after a few hours and only then you can understand how intense it is. If you want to muffle the aroma — you just need to remove a few sticks, and on the contrary, if you’d like to more strength in it — add a couple of reeds into the container.
Scientific research shows that fragrances can interact with our brain to impact the mood and stress levels. That’s because they can impact on the receptors in our central nervous system. Whether you want to make your guests feel comfortable or just want a cosy environment for yourself, reed diffusers are an effective way to make it happen.
And here are some of the favorite reed diffusers of The Fashiongton Post editorial team:
Cocon de Sérénité by L’Occitane
Bedford by Ralph Lauren
Moroccan Amber by Nest Fragrances
Gingerlily by Molton Brown