12" Rattan Reed Sticks

Silky Scents
$6.45 - $11.25

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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.

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.