Pour the fragrance oil from the glass bottle directly into the ceramic vessel and insert the reeds allowing them to absorb the oil and scent the room.
Wipe any spills immediately so as not to damage the vessel or any painted or polished surfaces. To get the most out of the fragrance, turn the reeds regularly. This speeds up the saturation rate and gives the scent diffusion a boost.
The scent level can be controlled to suit personal preference. The more reeds used, the stronger the scent will be.
Due to the nature of the reeds and how they become saturated with liquid, it is best to always place the diffuser on a protective coaster or mat to ensure no liquid damages surfaces. Also, take special care that the reeds do not touch painted surfaces or other materials such as wallpaper, curtains, polished or synthetic surfaces or fabrics, as this may cause staining.
The diffuser should last between three and six months, however, its lifespan can be affected by things such as central heating, air conditioning, open and closed doors and dehumidifiers.
Where to place the diffuser
Larger rooms may require all the reeds to be used, or more than one diffuser depending on preferred strength.
Smaller rooms may not need as many reeds in one vessel. Add a few to test, then increase as necessary, until the desired scent level is reached.
Motion in the room and general movement in the air will help circulate the scent and throw the fragrance, so it’s best to place it in a high traffic area that will help move the scent around.
The temperature of a room is very important as higher temperatures speed up diffusion. While the strength of the scent will increase, the life of the diffuser will be shortened. Avoid placing diffusers next to radiators to prolong scent release. Also, avoid placing it near air conditioning units or close to a door that leads outside where the fragrance will be lost.