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How to Choose the Perfect Reed Diffuser Oil

If you’re looking for a safe and easy way to upgrade your home’s aroma, how about an oil reed diffuser? Ideal for creating a warm, inviting atmosphere in any home, reed diffusers are wonderful for creating just the ambiance you want. Flameless, fragrant, and downright beautiful, these scent enhancers may be just what you need to upgrade your bedroom, bathroom, living room, or entryway.

Now that you’re sold on getting a reed diffuser (we know – it doesn’t take much!), the next thing to do is to learn more about them. That means understanding what they are, how they’re used, and learning about the right type of oil for your oil reed diffusers. Lucky for you, Malie has you covered. Our Island Ambiance Reed Diffusers have been invigorating homes, spas, and even retail shops for years. Masterfully infused with the aromas of Hawai’i’s forests, flowers, and fruits, and available in a selection of sizes and scents, our products do more than make a room smell great. They really elevate the entire experience of being in a space. Read on to learn more about how using a reed diffuser can change things for you.

How to Choose the Perfect Reed Diffuser Oil

What are Reed Diffusers?

Those of us interested in the world of home decor and/or self-care have probably come across an oil reed diffuser at least once in our travels. They may look like nothing more than pretty little wooden sticks, but reed diffusers are so much more potent than many people give them credit for.

It all starts with a mixture of oils poured into a small vessel, often a glass bottle. Reed sticks, sometimes made of rattan wood or a synthetic alternative (CAN WE WE INPUT HERE WHAT MALIE’S ARE MADE OF) are then put into the same container. The mixture of oils gets absorbed by the sticks through capillary action. As the oils soak into the reeds, they diffuse into the air and emit a fragrance.

How to Use Reed Diffusers

As you may have been able to guess, using oil reed diffusers is easy as can be. All you need to do is open the diffuser, put the reeds in, and flip them one time to allow the aroma to infiltrate your space. From there, you can adjust the intensity of the fragrance by adding or removing reeds and repositioning where they are grouped. The more reeds that are in the oil reed diffuser, the more concentrated the scent will be. Additionally, the closer the reeds are to each other, the more restricted the airflow will be. This is fine for smaller rooms like powder rooms, but if you’re looking to spread the scent out throughout a larger space, it’s best to separate the reeds and disperse them a bit more evenly. Reeds should also be flipped weekly or more for a stronger scent.

Choosing the Right Reed Diffuser Oil

The type of oil you use for your reed diffuser will make a huge difference in how you experience this product, so it’s important to choose wisely. 

How to Choose the Perfect Reed Diffuser Oil

Criteria for Choosing Reed Diffuser Oil

How it’s Made

This is a critical component of the process. While just about any lightweight oil will technically suffice, important to remember is that it’s going to diffuse into your home. That means you need to think about the quality of what you want getting dispersed throughout your space. Essential oils that come from ethical sources are best.

At Malie, our reed diffuser oils are made from 100% perfume oil and do not contain any alcohol. This makes them exceptionally high quality and means they’ll last for quite a while.

The Scent

As long as you’re sure you’re using a high quality reed diffuser oil, all you really need to worry about next is the scent! Our best advice is to go with something you love and that you’ll want to come home to.

Malie Reed Diffusers come in our main aromas, offering you plenty of fragrance profiles from which to choose.

Plumeria Island Ambiance Reed Diffuser

Available in the full size and mini diffuser reed version, this offers a soft, sensual floral scent with a hint of spice, reminiscent of a fresh frangipani lei.

Koke’e Island Ambiance Reed Diffuser

Also available in both the full size 8 oz and mini version, the koke’e-scented reed diffuser surrounds you with Hawai’i’s natural foliage. It pairs the greenness of the islands’ native maile vine with the tanginess of fresh pineapple for a clean, aromatic fragrance you’ll love.

Pikake Island Ambiance Reed Diffuser

Whether you purchase the full size Pikake Reed Diffuser or the mini, you’re sure to fall in love with this scent. The mini 2 oz version lasts 3-4 months, giving you plenty of dewy green freshness and floral fragrance. The full size lasts even longer to keep the essence of the “flower of love” going strong.

Pineapple Island Ambiance Reed Diffuser

Sweet, tropical, and delicious, this reed diffuser oil delivers a classic scent that will remind you of Hawaii every time you walk into the room. Available in both full size and mini reed diffuser options.

Mango Nectar Island Ambiance Reed Diffuser

Another fresh and fruity favorite, the Mango Nectar Reed Diffuser’s aroma captures an energizing blend of ripe mango, juicy apricot, and succulent papaya with just a hint of pulpy orange. Whether you get the full size or the mini reed diffuser, we’re confident you’ll feel kissed by the island sunshine.

Coconut Vanilla Island Ambiance Reed Diffuser

Nothing says island life quite like coconut vanilla. This reed diffuser scent combines caramelized banana, toasted sugarcane, and luscious coconut with delicate jasmine blossoms topped over a warm vanilla base. Use the full size or mini version and you’ll instantly be transported back to the warm sands of the Hawaiian beaches.

Benefits of Oil Reed Diffusers

From the scent to the ease of use, there are plenty of reasons to opt for an oil reed diffuser in your home.

Easy to Use

All you have to do is open the diffuser container, drop a few reeds in, and flip them once. It’s really as simple as that. No maintenance, no checking on a burning flame, and no worrying required!

Long Lasting Fragrance

Malie’s oil reed diffusers  are made from pure perfume oil without any alcohol to preserve their integrity and keep them long lasting. The lack of alcohol prevents the oil from evaporating too quickly. Full size reed diffusers last an impressive 1-2 years, while mini versions last 3-4 months.

Sustainable Fragrance

The bottles can be reused time and time again, making this an eco-friendly and sustainable way to disperse fragrance into your home. When you’re nearing the end of the oil reserve, you can upcycle your bottle to use as a beautiful vase!

Can’t choose just one scent? Our Island Ambiance Gift Set comes complete with 3 customer favorites: plumeria, koke’e, and pikake. Try them all to experience Hawaiian aromatherapy like never before.

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