Are Reed Diffusers Safe?

By Hailey Ward


Reed diffusers are a wonderful way to add a little drop of joy to your home. They’ve gained more popularity as a safer alternative to traditional air fresheners, as people grow more wary of potentially damaging chemicals in their homes. 

They also make perfect gifts, whether it’s a birthday or housewarming, they look aesthetically pleasing, are relatively inexpensive and very easy to use. Reed diffusers allow you to bring the scent of a garden in bloom or a serene spa right into your living space. But are reed diffusers safe


Potential risks and concerns 

The good news is that reed diffusers are very safe when they're used responsibly. Even so, It’s a good idea to be mindful of any potential risks they pose. 

Some people might be sensitive to certain fragrances, and this could trigger an allergic reaction for some visitors to your home. If you’re aware of any family or friends with respiratory issues, be careful about using any kind of fragranced diffuser when they’re around. 

The oil used in reed diffusers should not be ingested or come into contact with skin. It’s also wise to keep it away from areas where it could be knocked over onto any furniture. The oil is likely to stain if not cleaned away immediately.

Alternatively, opt for fewer reeds and a lighter, natural fragrance oil to keep the scent from becoming too intense. Be sure to place the diffuser in a well-ventilated area to prevent the concentration of fragrance from becoming too heavy.


Safety measures for using a reed diffuser 

Enjoy the gorgeous scents of your reed diffuser without worry by using them as safely as possible. Always make sure that the reed diffuser is placed on a stable surface away from children and pets. The last thing we want is any accidental tasting or spills. 

Choose well-ventilated areas to avoid overwhelming scents. This also helps you to get the most value from your reed diffuser. The beautiful fragrance is able to circulate and evenly disperse, rather than falling and settling in one place. 

Remember to rotate your reeds regularly, around once a week. Simply take the reeds out of the vessel and flip them around, putting them back in, dry end first. Doing this will help you to maintain a consistent dispersion of the fragrance. It’ll provide a fresh hit of lovely scent, and keep your reeds from getting clogged. 

Keep your reed diffuser away from heat sources and direct sunlight. The oils used in reed diffusers tend to evaporate very quickly when exposed to these elements. When refilling, be careful to avoid skin contact with concentrated oils. And in case of spills, clean surfaces quickly to prevent staining. 


Choosing safe reed diffusers 

When selecting reed diffusers, prioritise brands that are committed to safety and sustainability. We offer a delightful selection of charming reed diffusers made with both style and sustainability in mind. 

Our long-lasting fragrance will fill your home with beautifully natural island-inspired scents for up to six months. Explore exquisite scents that will boost both your space and your mood with our range of luxury reed diffusers.

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