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How to Use Reed Diffusers for Maximum Fragrance Longevity

How to Use Reed Diffusers for Maximum Fragrance Longevity

Reed diffusers are a wonderful way to keep your home smelling fresh and inviting without the need for an open flame or electricity. They offer a continuous, long-lasting scent that can enhance the atmosphere of any room. Here’s how to use Helm London’s reed diffusers for maximum fragrance longevity:


Choose the Right Location

Placement is key when it comes to reed diffusers. Position your diffuser in a high-traffic area where air circulates freely, such as hallways, living rooms, or near doorways. Avoid placing it near vents, windows, or direct sunlight, as heat can cause the fragrance to evaporate more quickly.

Initial Setup

When you first set up your reed diffuser, insert the reeds into the fragrance oil and let them soak for about an hour. Then, flip the reeds to start the diffusion process. This initial flip helps to saturate the reeds thoroughly, ensuring an even and consistent scent release.

Regularly Flip the Reeds

To maintain a strong and consistent fragrance, flip the reeds every week or so. This helps to refresh the scent and allows the saturated ends of the reeds to distribute the fragrance more effectively. Be careful to avoid dripping oil when flipping the reeds, as it can stain surfaces.

Use All the Reeds Provided

Helm London’s reed diffusers come with an optimal number of reeds to ensure efficient scent diffusion. Using all the provided reeds ensures maximum fragrance distribution. However, if you prefer a lighter scent, you can start with fewer reeds and add more as needed.

Keep the Bottle Full

As the fragrance oil is absorbed and evaporates, the level in the bottle will drop. Top up the diffuser with additional fragrance oil to maintain the effectiveness of the reeds. Helm London offers refills so you can keep your favourite scents going without needing to buy a new set.

Avoid Overcrowded Spaces

Ensure your reed diffuser is placed in an open area where the air can circulate around it. Avoid placing it in confined or cluttered spaces, as this can restrict the airflow and reduce the effectiveness of the scent diffusion.

Choose High-Quality Oils

The quality of the fragrance oil plays a significant role in how long and how well the scent lasts. Helm London’s reed diffusers use high-quality, natural essential oils that provide a long-lasting and pure fragrance experience. These oils are designed to diffuse evenly and consistently, giving you a continuous and delightful scent.

Regular Maintenance

Occasionally clean the bottle and replace the reeds to ensure optimal performance. Dust and debris can clog the reeds, reducing their effectiveness. Fresh reeds and a clean bottle can revitalise the diffusion process.


By following these tips, you can enjoy the full benefits of your Helm London reed diffuser and ensure a long-lasting, consistent fragrance throughout your home. With the right care and maintenance, reed diffusers are an excellent way to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere, making your living spaces more enjoyable and welcoming.